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Lor Bak

    Lor Bak There’s no better way to serve minced meat than to marinate it, roll it up with soybean sheets and deep-fry it to a gorgeous crispiness. This is Penang’s iconic lor bak which in Hokkien literally means “sauce meat.” The “lor” is a term used for the smooth, sticky five-spice flavoured egg and cornstarch sauce that goes with a plate of lor bak. The “bak” refers to the deep fried minced pork meat rolls that are marinated before being… Read More »Lor Bak

    Curry Mee

      Penang Curry Mee (noodle) or also know as Penang White Curry Mee by tourist. Penang Curry Mee is certainly one of the best of a fragrant curry blend with noodles, seafood, tofu puffs that soaks the broth up. There are many Penang curry mee varieties to be found, each with its own specific character. What differentiates Penang Curry Mee from the other curry mee or some called it curry laksa. The broth is light and white and serve with dried… Read More »Curry Mee

      Cucuk Udang

        Deep fried and crispy, cucur udang dipped in a thick peanut chilli sauce is just the thing when the hunger pangs hit between lunch and dinner. Often sold at hawker centres as a side dish, these crunchy savoury morsels are often shared between a few friends, almost like an appetiser as they wait for their main dishes to arrive or during tea break in between meals. The making of the cucur udang or prawn fritters is simple enough as it involves mixing the shrimps… Read More »Cucuk Udang

        Penang Hokkien Mee

          If you love prawns, this famous hawker fare is definitely a must-try when you visit Penang. Those who love seafood soup will love to have a bowl of hot and spicy Hokkien Mee. The Penang Hokkien Mee and also known as Prawn Noodle is one of the favorite food for Penangite. Penang Hokkien Mee is different from the Kuala Lumpur or Singapore as Penang Hokkien Mee is a soup base noodle and where else Kuala Lumpur and Singapore is stir-fried. … Read More »Penang Hokkien Mee

          Char Koay Kak

            The Penang Char Koay Kak is something that you can only find in Penang even though some hawkers in other states try to cook it. But like many other Penang hawker food, it is not easy to replicate. It is often mistaken as chai tau koay (radish cakes) but the Char Koay Kak here is made from rice cakes, not radish cakes, and prepared differently from the Teochew-style snack. It is a simple dish and yummy. The ingredient for the Char Koay Kak is the rice… Read More »Char Koay Kak

            Nasi Kandar

              Much has been said about Penang’s famous nasi kandar; people from other states come in droves for a taste of the fluffy white rice drenched in a spicy mix of curries served with a wide array of dishes. Malaysians will tell you that the best nasi kandar can be enjoyed is in Penang where it all started by the Indian Muslim.  It is a meal of steamed rice which can be plain and served with a variety of curry-based meat,… Read More »Nasi Kandar

              Char Koay Teow

                Char koay teow, when translated, simply means fried flat rice noodles but this dish is more than what its name meant. This is Penang most well known famous street food that everyone love to have it. Any Malaysian who travel to Penang will tell you that they must have a plate of Char Koay Teow. A plate of fried flat rice noodles may sound like a simple dish but it is not easy to find a really good plate that… Read More »Char Koay Teow

                Lor Mee

                  Thick and gooey with a strong five spice aroma, the Penang lor mee is one of the hawker fare in this food paradise that can only be found here. Often confused with stir-fried noodles with cabbage and meat, also known as lor mee in other states, the Penang lor mee is prepared differently and a whole different bowl of goodness. Lor mee, just like Hokkien mee, in Penang is a soupy dish and sometimes, it is also sold by Hokkien mee hawkers due to… Read More »Lor Mee