penang food tour

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

    Wanton Mee

      When it comes to noodle for breakfast, most of the time children will ask for Wanton Mee. It is children all time favourite. It has the sweet with slight salt and chewy noodle. Wanton Mee is a delicious serving of noodles in either dry or soup version. The dry version uses a dark soy base while the soup traditionally comes with chicken or pork broth. The ubiquitous wanton noodles is a common hawker fare that is simple in its preparation,… Read More »Wanton Mee

      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

          Nasi Lemak bungkus

            Nasi lemak is the quintessential Malaysian meal whether it is for breakfast, lunch, tea break, dinner or even supper. Any time is nasi lemak o’clock. Nasi lemak bungkug is full of aroma from the coconut milk rice and taste, especially those who love spicy food. There are many such stalls offering nasi lemak bungkus, you can find it at coffee shop, mamak stalls, food court and even stall by the roadside. You can wolf this down any time of the… Read More »Nasi Lemak bungkus

            Mee Kuah Ketam

              A serving of lip-smacking Mee Kuah Ketam will be great for seafood lover. “Kuah” refers to “gravy” in Malay and “ketam” is Crab, the direct translation would be “Noodles with Crab gravy”.  Not to be mistaken for mee ketam or even mee udang, mee kuah ketam is a special variation of mee kuah and mee goreng except that it has more oomph in its gravy. The mee kuah ketam comes either with kuah (gravy) or fried and is usually served… Read More »Mee Kuah Ketam

              Herbal duck soup noodle “Ark Thooi mee suah”

                Packed with the goodness of Chinese herbs, the soup is as warming as it is nutritious for those seeking something to strengthen their immune system. A bowl of herbal duck soup noodle is a satisfying meal on a cold rainy day when you are craving something warm, fragrant and flavourful. A bowl of this fragrant herbal soup usually consists of tender braised duck meat served with mee sua or noodles and garnished with spring onions. The soup is known as… Read More »Herbal duck soup noodle “Ark Thooi mee suah”

                Indian Apom

                  It is soft, sweet and fluffy, apom which is a common food in Penang that resembles pancake or crepes, Apom is a traditional Indian snack. It is popular for breakfast or just snacking. This apom is also known as Indian Apom or Apom Manis. To make the apom a ladles of the thick, creamy mixture of flour, coconut milk, sugar and eggs are poured into woks consecutively and then the batter is swirled around to form a thin layer with… Read More »Indian Apom