15 Street Food To Try at Penang

Penang is well known for its history and street food. In 2023, 17 restaurants in Penang were awarded the Michelin Bib Gourmand, proving that Penang is a great place to enjoy delicious food in Malaysia.

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1. 三条路888福建虾面 888 Hokkien Mee

888 Hokkien Mee serves delicious Hokkien Prawn Mee, Loh Mee, and Oyster Omelette. It’s a popular spot for locals and tourists who love food. The authentic flavors are praised by many for their uniqueness. 

2. Ravi's Claypot Apom Manis (@Swee Kong Coffee Shop)

Ravi’s Apom Manis is a famous street food that people love. It’s been around for almost 100 years. Now you can find his stall at @Swee Kong Coffee Shop. Apom is made from eggs, coconut milk, and sugar. Lots of food bloggers and enthusiasts recommend it. Don’t miss out on trying this yummy street food when you visit the city!

3. 正宗桥头福建虾面 Bridge Street Prawn Noodles

Had been listed in “Michelin Bib-Gourmand 2023”. Third generation family business with 60+ years of history. They are famous for their Penang Hokkien Prawn Mee. 

4. 暹罗姐妹咖喱面 Air Itam Sister Curry Mee

This stall is really popular and many bloggers and journalists recommend it. They serve Curry Mee and have been doing it since 1946. You can visit the stall at Air Itam Market in Penang.

5. Deens Maju

Deen’s Maju Nasi Kandar is a place that have to wait for a long que in Penang.

 It had also been visited by famous politician in Malaysia.

5 must-try Nasi Kandar places in Penang” – FreeMalaysiaToday. 

6. 丽山花园咖喱面 Taman Bukit Curry Mee

“Michelin Bib-Gourmand 2023” Award holder. Had been selling curry mee for over 40 years. 

7. Hameed Pata Mee Sotong

A famous spot to have Mee Mamak with Sambal Squid. An old school places for locals and tourist to visit.

8. 大山脚芋饭专卖店 BM Yam Rice Kopitiam

“Michelin Bib-Gourmand 2023” Award holder. 

Famous for their Yam Rice and Mixed Pork Soup. They have been serving the same dish for nearly 40 years. Famous food spots for locals.

9. Penang Road Famous Teochew Chendul

The original stall of Teochew Chendul. A must visit spot in Penang. Famous for its Teochew Chendul.

Currently have over 30+ Outlet across Malaysia.

10. 七条路巴刹小贩中心 Pasar Lebuh Cecil
(Cecil Street Market Hawker Centre)

One of the hot spot to visit while travelling to Penang. Recently visited by various influencers and TV shows from HongKong and Taiwan makes it become famous recently.

 Famous for their Curry Mee, Char Kuey Teow, Pasembur(鲜鱼), Penang Hokkien Prawn Mee and many more.


11. 小红帽炒粿条 Lorong Selamat Char Kuey Teow

One of most famous spot for Penang Char Kuey Teow in Penang. Although, the owner are not very friendly during peak hours, bbut their Char Kuey Teow are one of the best we have ever tasted. 

12. 莫定標娘惹粿厂
Moh Teng Pheow Nyonya Koay & Canteen

“Michelin Bib-Gourmand 2023” Award holder.

Founded in 1933, they specialize in serving and making Nyonya Kuih. Currently they also serve other Nyonya dishes.

13. 暹罗路火炭炒粿条
Siam Road Charcoal Char Kuey Teow

The OG of Famous Penang Street Food in George Town. It had been widely recommended by various international press such as BBC and CNN. It also had been listed on Michelin Guide. 

You will have to wait for a minimum 1-2 hours for its Char Kuey Teow.

14. 青城虾面 五香卤面专卖店
Green House Prawn Mee & Law Mee Corner

“Michelin Bib-Gourmand 2023” Award holder.

Have 30+ years of history in serving both Hokkien Prawn mee and Loh Mee. You can also add extra crispy pork or other side dishes in your prawn mee.

15. 鸭血咖喱面 Duck Blood Curry Mee

“Michelin Bib-Gourmand 2023” Award holder.

Classic Penang Curry Mee spots. You can add seafood and crispy pork in your Curry mee too. Other than Curry mee, they also serve mixed pork porridge.


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