Beyond anything else, Penang is known to be a food paradise with some of the best street food in Southeast Asia (we may be biased). Even tourists would have heard of the famous Hokkien Mee, Penang Char Koay Teow and Curry Mee.
So much has been said and written about Penang’s amazing street food but what most people may not be aware of, are the different local desserts they can find in Penang as well. Aside from the well-known Cendol, there is still an array of sweet treats to try when you are there.
For all you sweet tooths out there who are visiting Penang soon, here are 9 Local Desserts In Penang You Must Try. READ ON
A cafe by day and bistro by night, SHINISE is where you can get hearty food, live music, coffee, beer and baked goods all at one destination. The vintage cafe is housed in a pre-war heritage building centrally located in George Town, Penang.
Their food menu is inspired by Western eats but the creative minds behind the team at SHINISE has incorporated local influences in certain dishes to turn it up a notch. As such, visitors can expect to see fusion creations on their dining table that are mostly priced below RM30/ S$10.
Bird’s nest is a valuable Chinese tonic that is said to provide plenty of health benefits and improve your body’s immune system. This is the reason why it is highly sought after by the Chinese who use it to enhance their health.
We came across 92 Armenian, an upscale vintage cafe in Penang offering various types of bird’s nest delicacies such as their signature Bird Nest Egg Tart and other desserts. While some may think that is excessive, we are rather impressed with the team’s creativity and how they reshape the way we think of this traditional Chinese tonic.
Gone are the days where travelling leisurely is reserved for the wealthy. Vacations need not be extravagant and Singapore’s closeness to other Southeast Asian cities have equipped us with the privilege to frequent weekend travels. Why stay at home when you can venture out? Furthermore, Malaysian state Penang is only an 85-minute flight away from Singapore!
After spending a week in Georgetown, Penang, it dawned upon us that a getaway at this UNESCO World Heritage City is really a lot more affordable than what most people think – especially when you would be travelling without having to compromise on comfort. Starving yourselves is absolutely unnecessary and it helps that Penang’s street food is incredibly cheap.
From exploring Ernest Zacharevic’s street art, sampling Penang’s famous assam laksa to riding a trishaw, here is How You Can Travel To Penang For A 3D2N Trip With S$250 (All-Inclusive).
Penang is a food haven visited not just by the locals living in other parts of Malaysia but also tourists from abroad. Penang has seen a significant increase in tourists who make a special trip there just to indulge in delicious Penang street food.
But apart from eating, what else can you do there? In the past decade or so, the Malaysian government has been putting in extra effort to turn Penang into a place of interest with plenty of activities for everyone.
And if you are on a budget trip, here are 7 Free Things To Do In Penang. READ ON
Our recent cafe-hopping adventure has brought us to Georgetown – the capital of Penang – where we witnessed an up-and-coming cafe scene in the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage City.
What makes Georgetown’s cafes so unique is that majority of these Malaysian cafes are located within restored colonial shophouses and each exudes an alluring old-world charm.
Here are 10 Gorgeous Cafes in Penang with Free Wifi and Great Ambience that we highly recommend.
UNESCO World Cultural Heritage City Georgetown might be famous for their beautiful street art murals and historic infrastructures, but the Malaysian city’s biggest draw is hands down its wealth of mouthwatering street food. Hawker fare is truly a way of life for Penangites; roadside hawkers can be seen cooking up a storm in their pushcarts at almost every nook and cranny.
Queuing up for street food has also long become a cultural norm in Penang, and waiting an hour for a bowl of noodles is deemed acceptable. Street food is taken so seriously here that as of 2016, foreigners are banned from being the main cooks to uphold the high standards of Penang’s authentic hawker culture. Yes, only locals will cook your Assam Laksa.
Penang’s numerous ethnic groups have largely influenced its local cuisine, and today, locals and visitors get to indulge in an amazing plethora of multicultural delicacies considered uniquely Penang. From Assam Laksa to Char Kway Teow, here are 10 Must-Try Local Dishes in Penang.
Located in a compound of three heritage buildings, China House is a multi-concept venue spanning across 16,000 square feet. It features 14 unique spaces, including a bakery, cafe, live music performances, local art gallery and outdoor courtyard.