Malaysian Eats: Everything I Ate in Penang

Malaysian Eats: Everything I Ate in Penang, George Town, Malaysia (B)

Penang is known as the foodie capital of Malaysia. Before going, I wasn’t sure how I’d like the food because I heard it’s more Cantonese style, which I’m usually not a fan of. But I ended up loving it! I liked almost everything I ate. And it helped that I had some local friends who brought me around to eat or pointed me in the direction of the good stuff.

Looking through my Penang food pics, I’m actually surprised I ate so many different things. I think I did a good job sampling all the local dishes!

No talk of Penang food is complete without char kuey teow. This is Penang’s most famous dish. Char kuey teow (fried rice noodles) is a simple dish made of flat rice noodles, prawns, cockles, bean sprouts, and a spicy and soy paste. It’s simple but the people take it seriously. There are a handful of super famous char kuey teow stalls, and people are always debating which is best, who’s retiring, what secret ingredients are used, which is in line to become king, etc. etc.  ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Malaysian Eats: Everything I Ate in Penang
Guide Location: Malaysia » George Town
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Anna Ge
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Joo Hooi cafe
  • Chulia Street courts
  • Chew Jetty night stalls
  • Lorong Baru street stalls