The Must Eat Street Foods in Penang

Ask anyone about Penang, most people will immediately talk to you about the foods here.

The Must Eat Street Foods in Penang

There's just so much not to miss on this little island. But you probably won't know where to start; there are so many great food that even Penangites get lost sometimes.

Penang Street Foods

We have compiled a list for some of the best Penang foods you must check out when you're in Penang.

And like we said, you'll be so spoilt with choices.

So this list gets updated from time to time as we find more of the interesting places to share.


If you're visiting Penang, we are sure that this food guide will get you started on the right path.

Check out each link in our list below for the best places to eat.

Let's dig in!

What to Eat in Penang

Best Penang Asam Laksa

Assam Laksa is not only an iconic dish in Penang. This is also a dish named as the World's Best Food by CNN Travel. It shows how remarkably special Penang Asam Laksa is internationally. So, obviously this is a MUST EAT if you're visiting Penang.

Best Penang Bak Kut Teh

Although not as well-known as Klang when it comes to Bak Kut Teh, Penang do offer many choices when it comes to a good warm bowl of meaty herbal soup. We have checked out well over 15 stalls in Penang and here's a list of the best in our opinion.

Best Penang Char Koay Teow

You can't be in Penang and not eating the iconic Char Koay Teow so well known by the world. This dish is the reason many people travel from miles away; to indulge themselves in a plate of sinful and oily meal that make tummies scream happiness.

Best Penang Curry Mee

Thanks to the multicultural of Malaysia, the delicious Penang Curry Mee is the end result combined from multiple influences. Spicy, Sweet, and Creamy; This is a dish that manage to capture the hearts of many locals and tourists from nearby countries.

Best Penang Hokkien Mee

The hot, spicy, and savoury sweet prawn broth poured onto a bowl of noodles topped with generous amount of garnishes. What better words to instantly remind you of Penang's iconic Hokkien Prawn Mee.

Best Penang Koay Teow Thng

From the many variations of Koay Teow Thng in Penang, we all know how much Penangites love this simple dish, whether it is for breakfast, lunch or dinner. In this post, we have gathered five of the best koay teow soup you must eat in Penang.

Best Penang Wantan Mee

Wantan Mee is a very popular choice in Penang, be it for breakfast, lunch or dinner. So it's not hard for you to come across a hawker stall serving wantan mee no matter which hour of the day, or night. Apart from that, every stall also serves a different variations of this chinese noodle dish.

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