There are so many things in Pulau Tikus. There are schools, banks, florists, temples, and even Gurney Plaza, and Gurney Paragon Mall just a stone throw away. We know you’ll get hungry while you are running your errands! So, we made a quick list of places you can grab a bite from. Check out our Top 10 Best Places To Eat In Pulau Tikus.
Top 10 Best Places To Eat In Pulau Tikus
1. Pulau Tikus Hawker Center
During daylight, it is bustling morning market, and you can get everything you possibly need for your kitchen right here. At night, it is one of the busiest hawker center in Penang. The long, and almost narrow hawker center has a variety of local delicacies including really flavourful Curry Mee, Satay, Char Koay Teow, and Lok Lok. Another gem of this place is their street-style sushi. It is fresh, and cheap. You have to eat here!
📍 Google Map | ⏰ Opens daily except Wednesdays and Thursdays, 4:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
2. Restoran Mohammed Raffee Nasi Kandar
Another gem in Pulau Tikus, Restoran Mohammed Raffee Nasi Kandar, or fondly known as Raffee, serves one of the best Nasi Kandar in Penang. The queue at this cosy restaurant can get really long at times because they have many tasty dishes for you to choose from! There’s chicken curry, squid curry, honey chicken, salted egg yolk, brinjal, and way more. You can enjoy your delicious Nasi Kandar indoors or outdoors!
📍 Google Map | ⏰ 24 hours
3. Kedai Kopi New Cathay
A wonderful place to get some breakfast! Kedai Kopi New Cathay is one of the oldest hawker centers in Pulau Tikus. Everything is pretty good here including curry mee, hokkien mee, apom, koay chiap, and even the all-time favourite banana cakes! It is made with slices of bananas, and raisins. A friendly reminder that it is not that easy to find parking around that area, you’ll need a little patience.
📍 Google Map | ⏰ Opens daily except Sunday, 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
4. Wang Thai Restaurant
Wang Thai is one of the best places to get your Thai food cravings fixed with your friends and family. The dim-lighted restaurant serves authentic Thai food. Served in rice and side dishes style, they have a lot of variety to offer. You can get deep-fried Thai-style kankung served with Thai chilli, Tom Yam Goong, with the options of red or white, and most importantly, the all-time favourite mango sticky rice! Yass!
📍 Google Map | ⏰ Opens daily except Wednesday, 11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
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5. Hong La Jiao Steamboat
Hong La Jiao is literally translated to red chilli in English. That means that serve really spicy steamboat that burns your soul. The over the top decoration makes you feel like you have been transported into China with its red lanterns, and wooden carvings. Their steamboat comprise of many dishes that are mixed with dried chilli. If that is not enough for you, there’s many spicy sauces that you can dip your meat in!
📍 Google Map | ⏰ Opens daily, 6:00 p.m. – 5:00 a.m.
6. See Leng Cafe
You need to come here for one particular food. Trust us, it is going to be good. We are talking about Bangkok Lane’s Mee Goreng. This is one of the dishes that made Pulau Tikus a famous place to visit. You can get yourself a sit at this small but mighty coffee shop and order a mee rebus with egg, and squid, or a mee goreng with squid. We promise that this dish will make your tummy super happy!
📍 Google Map | ⏰ Opens daily except Monday, 8:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
7. Restaurant Taman Emas
Don’t be confused by the name, it is not a restaurant. Restaurant Taman Emas is a coffee shop located directly opposite Peng Hwa. Similar to See Leng Cafe, you’re coming here for one particular food. That is, the fabulous laksa! They serve one of the best that you can find right here in Penang. The soup is thick with generous amount of fish meat, and the combination of herbs, and spices is extraordinary!
📍 Google Map | ⏰ Opens daily except Monday, 12:00 p.m. – 5:15: p.m.
8. Mekong Vietnamese Restaurant
Not many places in Penang serves authentic Vietnamese food. Thankfully, we have Mekong Vietnamese Restaurant in Pulau Tikus. Yayyers! It is noted that the simple yet cosy restaurant serves really good pho, Vietnamese soup with rice noodles, and meat. Their extensive menu covers seafood, pork, chicken, beef, vegetrables, and even tofu.You need to end your meal with one their bestselling desserts!
📍 Google Map | ⏰ Opens daily, 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., 5:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
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9. Sawara Restaurant
Not far from Pulau Tikus market, there’s Sawara Restaurant. The simple, and spacious restaurant is famous for their steamboat, and claypot fish head. It is one of those places where you have big family gatherings! They have different sets that you can order, or you can opt for ordering just the soup base and choose the ingredients yourself. Their ingredients include homemade fish balls and various types of seafood.
📍 Google Map | ⏰ Opens daily, 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
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10. Spade’s Burger
Hands down of the best burger joints in Penang. Spade’s Burger makes burgers with super soft charcoal buns. Stepping into the store, you’ll notice a huge light box with their menu on it. There are so many things you can try from pork, chicken, mushroom, and even fish. Get a set meal and have it with fries, and there’s a few types for that, too! By the way, the sauces are pretty impressive.
📍 Google Map | ⏰ Opens daily, 12:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
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That’s the end of our list for Top 10 Best Places To Eat In Pulau Tikus! Did we miss out on any of your favourite? Let us know in the comments. Happy munching!
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