Street Food

Lok Lok

    Lok lok, which means to dip, is like steamboat except that the food is skewered on sticks and you dip it into the hot boiling water instead of dumping it into a pot of boiling stock. The types of food cover a wide range of every bite-size food imaginable such as clams, cockles, pork intestines, pork liver, sausages, fish balls, meat balls, squid balls, squids, shrimps, vegetables, sui kow, mushrooms, Chinese sausages and even some cooked items such as deep-fried… Read More »Lok Lok

    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