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Top 10 Places In Penang For Really Good Nyonya Food

As we all know that the Nyonya culture runs deep in the history of Penang hence Penang is always known for its Nyonya cuisine. So, if you’re looking for some Nyonya food in Penang then we have 10 places listed below for you to check out.

Here Are 10 Places That You Can Get Nyonya Food In Penang

1. Winn’s Cafe

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The first place to get Nyonya food in Penang is Winn’s Cafe. This place has a wide variety of authentic Nyonya food on its menu. Some recommended items for the menu are ‘otak-otak’, salted fish bone curry, ‘inch kabin’, ‘Gula Melaka Sago’, and homemade lemonade.

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Address: 2, Jalan Irrawaddi, 10050 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Operating hours: 11am-3pm, 6pm-10pm (Closed on Sunday)

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2. Jawi House

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Jawi House has a long history dating back to six generations ago in George Town. Moreover, it was four generations of women who have created this cuisine. Besides that, the chef of Jawi House is a firm believer in local and sustainable food sourcing as well.

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Address: 85, Lebuh Armenian, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Operating hours: 11am – 9:30pm (Closed on Tuesday)

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3. Moh Teng Pheow Nyonya Koay

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This humble place may be difficult to spot but it is definitely a gem when it’s been found. Moreover, if you’re an antique lover then the decór of this place may interest you. Besides that, you can also get various kinds of authentic Nyonya kuih which Moh Teng Pheow Nyonya Kuih is known for.

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Address: Lebuh Chulia, Jalan Masjid, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Operating hours:  10:30am – 5pm (Tuesday-Thursday), 10:30am-8pm (Friday-Sunday), Closed on Monday

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4. Bibik’s Kitchen Nyonya Cuisine

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This restaurant is run by a team of mother and daughter where they serve authentic homecooked Nyonya food. Besides that, Bibik’s Kitchen Nyonya Cuisine will give you a homey feel from not only the homecooked food but also the environment of the place.

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Address: 73, Jalan Sri Bahari, George Town, 10050 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Operating hours: 11:30am – 3pm, 6pm – 9pm (Closed on Monday)

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5. Auntie Gaik Lean’s Old School Eatery

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Serving up authentic Nyonya food, this place has a variety of popular dishes that can be difficult to find on this island such as sambal brinjal and egg belanda. However, this place is on the pricier side but it is definitely worth a try especially the ‘nasi ulam’.

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Address: 1, Bishop St, Georgetown, 10200 George Town, Penang

Operating hours: 12pm – 2:30pm, 6pm – 9:30pm (Closed on Monday)

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6. The Little Nyonya Cuisine

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The location of this spot is perfect for you to grab a bite to fuel up during your shopping day. Besides that, this cozy spot is also known for its nasi lemak and curry chicken. However, there is limited seating in this spot hence it would be best to avoid peak hours to check this place out.

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Address: 170-B1-32B, Plaza Gurney, Persiaran Gurney, 10250 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Operating hours: 10am – 10pm (Daily)

7. Ivy’s Nyonya Cuisine

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This cozy spot offers reasonably priced Nyonya food in Penang. However, it is best to make reservations due to the limited seating to avoid any disappointment. Moreover, the service here is really good so you can expect some recommendations from the boss of this location.

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Address: 58, Jalan Chow Thye, George Town, 10050 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Operating hours: 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 9pm (Wednesday-Sunday), 6pm – 9pm (Tuesday), Closed on Monday

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8.  Perut Rumah Nyonya Cuisine

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The next place that serves Nyonya food in Penang is Perut Rumah and this place is definitely no stranger to the locals. While it may be on the pricier side, you can definitely taste the quality of the food. Moreover, you’re also able to see some of the different Nyonya wares that were used back in the days.

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Address: 17, Jalan Bawasah, George Town, 10050 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Operating hours: 11am – 3pm, 6pm – 10pm (Closed on Tuesday)

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9. Nyonya Willow Restaurant

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Most of the Nyonya spots are located downtown so this spot is perfect for those in the Bayan Lepas area. Besides that, you can be sure that you’ll be getting authentic Nyonya food as well. Some of the recommended dishes are nasi ulam, sambal petai, and perut ikan.

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Address: Arena Curve, 72-1-3, Jalan Mahsuri, Bandar Sunway Tunas, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang

Operating hours:  11:45am – 2pm, 6:30 – 9pm (Tuesday-Friday),  12pm – 2:15pm, 6:30 – 9:15pm (Saturday-Sunday), Closed on Monday

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10. Nyonya Breeze

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This spot has a great atmosphere that serves authentic Nyonya cuisine. Some of the recommended dishes that are a must to try are hong bak, asam prawns, pork intestine soup, and chicken curry kapitan.

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Address: 3A-1-7, Straits Quay, Jalan Seri Tanjung Pinang, Seri Tanjung Pinang, 10470 Tanjung Tokong, Pulau Pinang

Operating hours: 11:30am – 2pm, 6pm – 9:30pm (Monday-Sunday)

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