Penang is always known as food paradise for multiple reasons and one of them is because there are food available at every corner you turn. You’ll often hear the saying, “you will never have to worry about being hungry (or hangry) in Penang” and that’s because food is literally everywhere. If you still can’t decide where to go for breakfast due to the fact that there are too many options, we’ve narrowed down the top 5 halal spots that you should definitely try before starting your day.
Halal Breakfast Spots in Penang You Have To Try
1. Ali Nasi Lemak at Sri Weld Food Court
This place is known to the locals for their famous Nasi Lemak. They have a variety of Nasi Lemak that you can choose from like chicken, fish, prawns and so on. The best way to start your day, Malaysian style is to have a pack of Nasi Lemak. A pack does not cost you much at all especially when it tastes so good with a cup of Teh Tarik.
Address: Sri Weld Food Court, Lebuh Pantai, 10300, George Town, Penang.
Operating Hours: Mon-Fri, 7am-4pm (Closed on Sat & Sun)
2. Arati Vilas
If you’re craving for authentic Indian food for breakfast, this is the spot for you. This place is run by a family and the food is cooked fresh daily. From their healthy ‘capati’ to delicious ‘roti canai’ to their varieties of home cooked curry and many other dishes. Don’t forget to order a cup of Teh Tarik too just like how the locals would do it.
Address: 9, Tanjung Bunga Park, Tanjung Tokong, 11200 Tanjung Bungah, Penang, Malaysia
Operating Hours: Tues-Sun, 8am-10:30pm (Closed on Mon)
3. Bangkok Lane Mee Goreng
This place is always known for their famous ‘mee goreng’ or ‘mee rebus’ and its cooked with their special red sauced squid. Don’t be intimidated by the color of the noodles because it’s not as spicy as it seems but if you’re the kind of person who loves their spice, you can most definitely as the uncle to add more chilli to your noodles. Besides ‘mee goreng’, don’t forget to try the Pasembur too. Pasembur is a Malaysian style salad that consists of cucumber, potatoes, beancurd, turnip, bean sprouts, prawn fritters, spicy fried crab, fried octopus and other seafood then served with a sweet and spicy nut sauce.
Address: 280, Jalan Burma, 10350 George Town, Penang, Malaysia
Operating Hours: Tues-Sun, 8:30am-6:30pm (Closed on Mon)
4. Astaka Taman Tun Sardon
Can’t decide what to have for breakfast? This place has all the local food that you can think of. Here you can find has nasi lemak, sup bihun, roti canai, apom and many more. All the stores are run by locals and it is as authentic as you can get. Not only do you have a wide variety of choices but you get to experience the ambiance of a local food court. So, put on your stretchy pants and loose clothing because you definitely want to order as much as you can when you’re here.
Address: Hilir Pemancar, 11700 Gelugor, Penang, Malaysia
Operation Hours: Mon-Sun, 7:00am – 9:00pm
5. Hardwicke House Penang
If you feel like pampering yourself to a hearty Western breakfast, Hardwicke House will definitely satisfy your cravings. Whether it’s a big breakfast or poached eggs with homemade muffins, this place will brighten your day with a hot breakfast of your choice. Their hearty breakfast menu consists of 5 main recommendations and it comes with butter, white toast, favor yoghurt, sliced fruits, orange juice and a choice of coffee or tea.
Address: 67, Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, 10050 George Town, Penang, Malaysia
Operating Hours: Sun–Thurs, 7.00am–11.00pm | Fri–Sat, 7.00am–1.00am
6. Toh Soon Cafe
Toh Soon is known for their charcoal toast, soft boiled eggs, and local coffee. This simple set of meal will satisfy your breakfast cravings while allowing you to experience the local morning scene. Toh Soon is a hangout spot for many locals, especially for the older generation. Be prepared to wait because not only is the cafe located in a small and narrow alley but it’s really small therefore there aren’t many tables and chairs. While the waiting time is quite long but the wait is definitely worth it.
Address: Lebuh Campbell, George Town, 10450 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Operating Hours: Mon-Sat, 8am-4:30pm (Closed on Sunday)
7. Sri Ananda Bahwan
Sri Ananda Bahwan (SAB) is a Northern Indian cuisine. Start your day with some butter cheese naan or chapati with a cup of teh tarik. Sri Ananda has a wide variety of food that you can choose from such as their Indian-style char koay teow or various type of curries with rice.
Address: 52, Penang St, 10200 George Town, Penang
Operation Hours: Mon-Sun, 7am-11pm
8. Old Town White Coffee Jelutong
Old Town White Coffee is known for their white coffee as their name suggest. Their fragrant white local coffee is definitely what you need to kick start your day. Besides their white coffee, they have various types of food that you can pick from for breakfast from a simple breakfast such toasted bread with soft boiled eggs to a hearty local breakfast such as nasi lemak and roti canai with chicken curry.
Address: 352-01-02, Jalan Perak, Taman Continental, 11600 Jelutong, Penang
Operation Hours: Mon-Sun, 8am-12am
Bonus: Transfer Road Roti Canai
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