All Penangnites are extremely proud of their Hawker Food (Street Food). Ask any Penangnite and they are bound to have an opinion on the best place to eat a certain type of food.
Penang is without question easily heralded as the Food Capital of Malaysia if not further afield, after all where else in the world would you get food anywhere you turn and at all hours of the day…and night! (Fancy dim sum at six o’clock in the morning, or Nasi Kandar available around the clock, even the various types of Roti available at midnight!). There is no dinner time or lunch time, anytime is meal time.
While all conversations in the U.K. centre on the weather (sounds boring eh, but the weather is really changeable in the UK, honest!), in Penang, it is always, always, always about food.
“Have you tried the Sisters Char Koay Teow?”
“The best Laksa has to be in Ayer Itam Market”
“The Rojak in Gurney Drive is to die for…”
Eating is a way of life. There is nothing Penangnites love more than their food.
So if you’re visiting Penang, make sure you make time to try the food.
Best Street Food in Penang
Here is a list of top 12 Penang Street Food based on an online survey by the state government.
- Fried Koay Teow
- Penang Laksa
- Hokkien Mee
- Ice Kacang and Chendol
- Curry Mee
- Chee Cheong Fun
- Poh Piah
- Nasi Kandar
- Chicken Rice
- Mee Goreng
Click on the links above to learn more about the best street food in Penang.
Sources: Penang Tourism Development and Culture Office