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 name is derived from the pouring process of “pulling” the drink during preparation. It is made from a strong brew of black tea blended with condensed milk.
They have simple food sold there to enjoy. Usually the food sold is nasi lemak, fried bee hoon or mee (noodle), kuih (Malaysian pastry), curry puff, bread and egg. The kuih that you are able to find are Bingka Labu, Cucur Pisang, Kuih Cara Manis, Kuih Ketayap, Puteri Ayu and more. The food is usually supplied by home makers to a few stalls around.
It is a good place to try out the Malaysia local food with a cup of “teh tarik” or local coffee. Almost every stall has their own signature dish. The stall are easily found as they are almost everywhere.
Here are some stalls in George Town that you can try out:
Stall beside Hong Leong bank @ Penang Street (8am-5pm)
Stall opposite Maybank @ Union Street (8am-8pm)
Stall under a tree @ Burmah Road near SEC electrical shop (8am-4pm)
Ali cafe stall @ Jalan Servis (7:3am-7pm)