Best Penang Local Foods

Harrison / October 9, 2014

Visit Penang And Try Some Of The Best Hawker Food There

Fun places in Penang

For those of you who don’t know, Penang is a state in Malaysia and here you can eat some of the best hawker food or street food in the world. Penang is famous for is hawker food which is traditional food sold directly on the street (from here the name of street food) and there are a few foods that you must absolutely try. We actually made a list of 10 must-try hawker foods in Penang so you can enjoy their culinary diversity.

Penang Assam Laksa

Number one on our list is Assam Laksa, a very notorious Penang dish. This dish was ranked number 7 out of 100 best foods in the world so if you happen to be in Penang, do not miss it. It’s a soup with noodles and spices topped with a dollop of rice vermicelli.

Penang Mee Goreng

The second dish to not miss is the Mee Goreng (especially if you love noodles). The dish is made of thin yellow noodles fried with onions, garlic with chicken or other type of meat mixed in. There are other ingredients in the mix that hive the dish texture but we let you discover these alone.

Penang Char Kway Teow

Char Kway Teow is a dish with noodles (again) and prawns which makes it more of a seafood delight. The recipe varies from vendor to vendor and you can find many different ingredients in it but this is the main idea.

Penang Hokkien Hae Mee

Hokkien Hae Mee is a mixture of fried prawns with fried noodles, fried chicken, squish and fish cake. People who ever visited Penang appreciate this food the most.

Penang Wantan Mee

Another dish with noodles famous in Penang is Wanton Mee. The dish is usually garnished with vegetables chicken or pork and spring onions or mushrooms but other ingredients can be added to the mix.

Penang Nasi Lemak

We leave the noodles behind and jump to a rice dish. The Nasi Lemak can be served as breakfast, lunch or dinner, as you prefer. In order to make this dish a cook must have sambal, anchovies, peanuts and hard-boiled eggs.

Penang Roti Canai

Roti Canai is a specialty of flat bread that can be eaten as breakfast with curry sauce or with a bit of sugar sprinkled on top. It’s very popular in Penang and people usually eat it as a single course.

Penang Popiah

Number eight on our list is Popiah, a variety of spring rolls form Penang. It’s a yummy variety made from soybeancurd, vegetable stew, lettuce and eggs dipped in chili sauce or sweet sauce.

Penang Rojak

Penang Rojak is a fruit and vegetables salad well known in Asia. It’s a local delicacy and Penang people recommend it to anyone who wants to try something lighter and amazing.

The last on our list is Ice Kacang. It would not be fair to tourists if we didn’t put a delicious traditional desert on our list. This is a traditional desert from Malaysia, but you can find it in other Asian countries too.

Penang Ice Kacang

Penang is a paradise for people who love to try new foods, tastes and textures. Here every hawker has its own methods to make the food and taste can vary from one vendor to another. Well if you have an interest in ghost stuff, we have a good story for you here.