Street Food

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