Street Food

Toh Soon kopi

    Toh Soon started out with just simple breakfast fare of coffee, toast and half-boiled eggs set up in this narrow alley sandwiched between some shophouses. Toh Soon Coffee stall that has been serving up Hainan-style toast and coffee since 1955. Till today, the traditional Hainan-style coffee served at the coffee stall is a favourite among locals. Today, his son operates the stall with his wife and a team of workers. The stall is much the same with its small counter… Read More »Toh Soon kopi

    Mamak stall

      When it comes to having breakfast or tea time, Mamak stall is the Malaysian way. It is also a nice place to hang out at the mamak stall at any time of the day. It’s the place that you can see all walks of life having meals together. These stalls not only serve a nice cup of “teh tarik” tea. Teh tarik literally means pulled tea, is a hot milk tea beverage most commonly found in Malaysia mamak stalls. Its… Read More »Mamak stall

      Soup Jawa Mee

        Jawa Mee (Java noodles), this dish of boiled yellow noodles in a thick rich tomato gravy has evolved to become very much a Penang hawker fare with local flavours. The Jawa Mee is almost like Mee Rebus (boiled noodles) but is slightly different with additional ingredients that set it apart in taste and appearance. The origin of this hawker fare is unclear but its name suggests that it is linked back to the heydays of the Java Peranakan as its… Read More »Soup Jawa Mee

        Chapati

          Chapati is a very filling flatbread and paired with vegetable or meat curries. Although this Penang hawker food is an Indian diet, this savoury food is hugely popular with other races too. It is usually taken for breakfast or dinner. Chapati is an unleavened flatbread originating from the Indian subcontinent. In Hindi “Chapat” means slab, which describes the traditional way to preparing this thin dough goodness and how chapati got its name. Today it’s a staple food that is immediately… Read More »Chapati

          Char Koay Kak

            It looks alike chai tow kway aka fried carrot cake but it is not. 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 mostly made from rice cakes, not radish cakes, and prepared differently… Read More »Char Koay Kak

            Durian

              Whenever durian season comes around, many of us go on a durian hunt, looking for their favourite type of durian. Durian is a popular snack in Southeast Asia. However, while we love the King of Fruits, some seem to have a different take on it as they find the fruit smells stinky like a garbage fume or rotten food and the taste is too heavy. Every year, between May and July, hundreds of makeshift durian stalls will pop up all… Read More »Durian

              Yam rice with kiam chia soup

                This is a meal that pairs the fragrant rice cooked with yam with a sourish soup of pork and salted vegetables. The yam rice is fluffy and so tasty, you can eat it as it is. Add on a few dishes especially the salted vegetable soup that is bound to add some zest to the meal. This yam rice with sourish soup dish are available mostly in the mainland side of Penang, particularly in Bukit Mertajam. There are also few… Read More »Yam rice with kiam chia soup

                Bak Kut Teh

                  The boiling aromatic pot of tender soft bak kut (pork ribs) simmering in hot claypot and spices, bak kut teh in Penang is not as well-known as Klang but unsurprisingly, it is one of the hawker foods that locals have enjoyed for breakfast and supper. Bak kut teh will keep your tummies warm and cravings satisfied. Bak kut teh literally means Pork bone tea soup and is a Chinese herbal soup dish believed to be introduced into Malaysia in the 19th… Read More »Bak Kut Teh