Penang forever lives in the heart of food lovers. Locals unite over a teh tarik and nasi lemak before they head separate ways. A chendol by the roadside is the remedy for the scorching heat burning the skin and a packet of rm1.20 Char Bee Hoon goes a long long way. Proud and overwhelmed, here are the Top 10 famous food in Georgetown we think deserves your attention.
10 Best Food in Georgetown Penang
1. Char Koay Teow @ Siam Soad
From all these years of breakfasting this, the perfect Char Koay Teow we believe encompasses the perfect balance of spicy,sweet and savory flavored smooth rice noodles cooked with crunchy bean sprouts an egg to fold it all together, big juicy cockles, 3 succulent prawns (sign of a famous food in Georgetown) that is usually gathered on the side of the plate (invisible to the siblings) to relish during the final bites. We believe Siam Road Uncle does it the best. Started from the bottom (helllla drake), this uncle has mastered and conquered leaving us amazed at this beautiful hot coal creation every single time.
Jalan Siam, George Town, 10400 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Opening Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 3:00pm till finish Close on Monday.
2. Nasi Kandar @ Line Clear
There’s a local belief that ‘the dirtier the place is, the tastier food will be’ and most famous foods in Georgetown live by this rule. Hard to deny in most cases here in Penang and Line Clear ranks no.1 in both aspects. GOTCHA! Well, it certainly was like that until the public health enforcers closed down the place as the restaurant wasn’t in the best hygienic state during early 2017. and guess what? They’ve reopened and its clean alright!
Serving you the crispiest fried chicken, telur dada, good amount of cabbage cooked with turmeric and carrot, kuah banjir (flooded mix curries) for just rm6.50 (apparently) will give you all the feels and strength you need to get pass the beastly line and get your hands on a plate of this classic godly goodness.
There’s never just one good Nasi Kandar restaurant so be sure to check out https://penangfoodie.com/top-10-best-nasi-kandar-in-penang/
Address: 177, Jalan Penang, 10000, George Town, Penang.
Operating Hour: 24/7
3. Dim Sum @ Aik Hoe Restaurant
Operating since the 50’s, this ancient dim sum eateries is the hangout spot for Nǎinai and Yéyé. You know it’s still good when they still opt for that so of course it would be featured in the top 10 famous food in Georgetown without a doubt. Home-made and fresh out of their kitchen, this authentic dim sum is high on quality and light on the pocket.
No.6 & 8 Lebuh Carnavon Georgetown 10100 Penang, Penang, 10100, Georgetown, Penang
Open on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
4. Roti Canai @ Transfer Road
- Land marking a road with its significance, this roti canai is served by the roadside which is occupied by bustling vehicles is a common sight of this island. Seated on a facing the magnificent traffic, the roti canai is best had with their tender chicken curry slow cooked right in front of your eyes and washed down with a hot teh tarik is a pleasant start to a perfect day.
5. Rojak @ G.P Soon Gurney Drive
6. Indian Vege Meal @ Woodlands
7. Puttu Mayong @ Little India
8. Street Food @ Chulia Street
Why show you one when I can show you ‘Many in One’!! Any Asian countries you visit have one thing in common and that would be a stretched line of hawker stalls by the road and we DO NOT COMPLAIN. Designed for cheap eating and consist of various dishes to pick from, we can never have enough of it. Apart from all the hawker stalls station scattered all over Penang, Chulia street are one of those spot that gained it’s recognition for some of their best selling famous hawker food. Wan tan mee, and Lor bak is a must.
9. Nasi lemak @ Ali Nasi Lemak
10. Muntri Mews
Trying to mix it up a little, Muntri Mews is featured in this article due to its classic menu with a hippy ambiance that is both cosy and casual. Their menu holds few yet utterly authentic options such as the Mew’s Nonya laksa lemak or beef rendang that is made with such dedication, it feels almost feels like grandma’s home. Ohits gets better knowing there’s no usage of MSG in any of their dishes. Attracting both the locals and the tourist, this cafe is best at what they do. If you find yourself looking for a place to take your loved ones, look nowhere else!
For Café reservations, please call +604 263 5125 or email email@example.com.
Address : 77, Jalan Muntri, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia