penang food tour

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

    Trishaw in George Town

      When you are visiting Georgetown, the best way to immerse yourself in the nostalgia of Penang city is taking a ride in one of the authentic trishaw. A trishaw or ‘beca’ (Trishaw in Malay) as they are known in Malaysia, is a three-wheeled vehicle with a rider pedalling, and a cab large enough to seat two adults. It is also called ‘lang chea’ in Penang chinese Hokkien dialect. Trishaw is the best way to see and explore the city in… Read More »Trishaw in George Town

      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

                Putu Mayong

                  They look exactly like the common rice vermicelli, except for its softer, more fragile texture. It may seem plain and tasteless looking coils of white rice noodles but do not underestimate this addictive delicacy. The Putu Mayong, sometimes also known as Putu Mayam, used to be sold by travelling vendors on pushcarts, and even bicycles in recent times. The Putu Mayong’s origin can be traced back to Southern India where it is also known as string hoppers. This simple dish… Read More »Putu Mayong