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Penang - What to eat?

03 Nov 2015

Everything in Penang revolves around food, after all eating, is the Penangites favourite pastime. Foodies will be spoilt for choice as every ethnic group offers their own dishes for the which the cooking techniques and ingredients have been handed down from generation to generation.


What to eat in Penang?

  • These are some of the must-try dishes:
    Nasi Kandar – rice served with curries and sides dishes made from fish, chicken, prawn, squid and beef. Includes plenty of aromatic spices
  • Laksa – sour and tangy soup with coconut milk
  • Char Koay Teow – flat fried noddle dish
  • Hokkien Mee – noddles cooked in prawn soup, Penang style
  • Nyonya dishes, dessert and Kuih – indigenous dishes infused with herbs & spices as well as sweet dessert and KUIH – all sinfully delicious!
  • Rojak – mix of fruit and vegetable with cuttlefish and a prawn paste dressing
  • Bukit Tambun Seafood – cross the bridge to the mainland and enjoy the cheapest and freshest seafood you will ever eat
  • Pasembur – mix of deep-fried items and vegetables
  • Eurasian Food – to be found at little Penang Street Market – dishes like devilled curry, roasts, stews and pies, Mulligatawny soup (very spicy!) sweetmeats and more.
  • Bak Kut The – pork ribs simmered in herbal soup – very popular Chinese dish

Penang is worth a visit. With all that is on offer it truly is the Pearl of the Orient, an eclectic blend of old and new and many traditions. Contact us at Malaysia Holiday and let us plan your perfect Penang holiday.


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