Street Food

Roasted Duck Rice

    Roasted duck rice may not be as popular or ubiquitous as Hainan chicken rice but Penang does have a few hawker stalls offering really good roasted duck rice alongside chicken, roast pork and Chinese sausages. Duck is the lesser liked poultry possibly due to its strong gamey flavours and tougher texture but when roasted to perfection, it is something worth chewing over. Roasting a whole duck is not an easy task as the marinade has to be able to bring… Read More »Roasted Duck Rice

    Claypot Chicken Rice

      Scorching charcoal fire that fragrant up a distinctive smoky flavour, claypot chicken rice is probably one of the few hawker foods that is cooked and eaten direct from the receptacle it is cooked in claypots. The old-style cooking of chicken rice in claypots as opposed to simply cooking it in shiny new rice cookers has withstood the test of time. The  authentic smoky earthy flavours from boiling the rice, sauce and chicken all within the claypot. The claypot is slow-cooked… Read More »Claypot Chicken Rice

      Beef Noodle Soup

        This humble dish is never short with history as it was founded during the Tang Dynasty of China by Hui people and has travelled beyond boundaries and notched up additional ingredients and flavours.  A good bowl of beef soup is the perfect antidote for days when you need a nice nourishing bowl of fragrant noodle soup. Unlike the Taiwanese-style beef noodle soup that is thick and rich, the few beef soup noodle stalls here in Penang serve up clear beef… Read More »Beef Noodle Soup

        Ais Kacang

          On a blazing hot day, nothing hits the spot quite like a bowl of finely soft shaved ice generously covered in syrup with a hint of refreshing Sarsi flavor and garnished with an assortment of toppings in the hot afternoon. Yes, the quintessential Malaysian dessert to cool parched throats and sweeten the day is ais kacang which literally means ice and beans. Ice Kacang is a colourful ice dessert that pleases both the old and young. As its name suggests,… Read More »Ais Kacang

          Bak Kua roti

            Clouds of smoke waft above the stall with the bbq charcoal grilled aroma which offering charcoal grilled items. The bak kua roti, which is nostalgic senses to many Penangite and Malaysian. They used to be staples for breakfast, tea time or even the movies. Instead of popcorn, people used to buy this snack and have it while watching their favourite movie on the big screen. Up to a decade ago, hawkers on bicycle stall or motorcycles would travel from neighbourhood… Read More »Bak Kua roti

            Banana Leaf Rice

              Banana leaf rice, is very much part of the few favourite local food in Penang particularly along Little India within the George Town Heritage zone. The term ‘banana leaf rice’, or just ‘banana leaf’, is used to describe a popular dish, which is essentially an Indian thali. Originally from South India, the dish consists of a mound of plain rice, with three or four different vegetable dishes served on a banana leaf cut to fit the glorious spread. The meal… Read More »Banana Leaf Rice

              Chicken Rice

                One of the best-loved staple food that Penangnites eat for their lunch or dinner will be the ubiquitous chicken rice. Chicken Rice nevertheless it’s a comfort food that we constantly go for during lunch hours. This simple dish of luscious roasted chicken or poached served with delicious oiled rice. Chicken rice is one of those simple dishes that can be quite extraordinary when it’s done right. The allure comes in the small things, the way the chicken is poached or… Read More »Chicken Rice

                Maggie Goreng

                  Maggie goreng is one of the favourite dish that everyone would love to have it for supper in Malaysia. Instant noodles — ubiquitously referred to as Maggi mee in Malaysia, no matter the brand. It is the favourite of many and a staple in many households. Although it is something most of us eat at home, instant noodles are found on the menu at most mamak and hawker stalls. Somehow Maggi goreng (fried instant noodles) is very popular, especially for… Read More »Maggie Goreng