Wonderfood Museum Penang
Wonderfood Museum Penang
4.5
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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  • Dato Adnan
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia155 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Real Foody Experience
    Located in the city of Georgetown, Penang in Malaysia, this unique museum is definitely an informative and entertaining way to learn about Malaysia’s multi-cultural traditional cuisine. What makes the learning experience more fun is the oversized three-dimensional replicas and dioramas with detailed information of the popular local street food and delicacies. Entrance tickets can be booked online or purchased at the museum. Allocate at least one hour to fully appreciate all the displays and taking photographs of the beautiful and skillfully done displays. Highly recommended to visit this fascinating museum.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 16, 2023
  • Carol Tan
    Singapore, Singapore90 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Have a Fun Day at this museum of food
    This museum tells the history of Penang’s street food and other interesting nuggets pertaining to food. The over sized depictions were very well done and not tacky at all. Attendants were posted on every floor and they were very helpful to take pictures for visitors. As per old buildings, there are no lifts so be prepared to climb stairs.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written October 22, 2023
  • Bethan H
    Peterborough, United Kingdom482 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting...
    I enjoyed my visit here... I read all the descriptions and was done in around 30 minutes so no need to plan too much time. I'm a big foodie so I found the information really interesting. The big food was just a bit gimmicky but good to see. All together really interesting though.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written March 9, 2024
  • M. Misdianto
    Jakarta, Indonesia501 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Food is our common ground, an universal experience
    This museum in Penang, is one of my fave, yes because it's display of all Melayu, Peranakan, Chinese Food. I am agreed with the expression "Food is our common ground, an universal experience - James Beard As per its name, once you entered this premises your body and soul will be fulfilled with food, food and food. This museum is intended to give understanding about the Malaysian/Penang food that totally different as I know as Indonesian food. Usually I only know Nasi Lemak is a famous and specially from Malaysia. And thanks for this museum, I learnt a lot more about Nasi Kandar, Nasi Dalcha, Laksa Penang, Char Kuey Teow, Coffee Penang and else. Its quite suprised me when I come to INDIAN INDULGENCES, of which the food was served on top of Banana Leaves. This tradition is similar we do in Javanese culture when during a Kenduri or celebration of Hari Raya, as a big family we eat together. On span banana leaves serves of Rice and all the food and we start eating together as a family. From this museum, I learnt that as Negara Serumpun, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore share similar culture that enhanced the relationship among the countries. Entering the museum, is a strongly recommended and must to do while you are in PENANG.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written April 13, 2024
  • Blackmentos94
    Singapore, Singapore1,377 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Super fun and informative, very well made exhibitions
    We were so lucky that we were the only guests when we visited on a weekday afternoon! This museum is seriously fantastic. For those who are huge foodies. For those who want to learn some history and fun facts as well as for those who like good photo opportunities! I think the designers did an amazing job and the exhibitions were easy to follow, very engaging and fun. We spent an hour to go through the whole museum and it was great from start to finish. So glad we visited!
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 7, 2024
  • Nomad24918372711
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Have a FUN here!
    The BEST museum in Penang. Very impressive! We had a such great wonderful time at the wonderfood museum. Friendly staffs - Yan Rui and Ah Lye were very helpful and initiative to take photos for us. Highly recommend a visit to the museum!
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written May 27, 2024
  • Ian Y
    George Town, Malaysia66 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Malaysian food bonanza.
    I visited the Wonder Food Museum thinking that it would be another commercially run museum. The visit was enjoyable and very engaging. The museum has a well documented history of Malaysian food. It was well curated and tastefully done. I will definitely visit the museum again on my next visit to Penang.
    Visited June 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written June 13, 2024
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M. Misdianto
Jakarta, Indonesia501 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
This museum in Penang, is one of my fave, yes because it's display of all Melayu, Peranakan, Chinese Food.

I am agreed with the expression "Food is our common ground, an universal experience - James Beard

As per its name, once you entered this premises your body and soul will be fulfilled with food, food and food.

This museum is intended to give understanding about the Malaysian/Penang food that totally different as I know as Indonesian food. Usually I only know Nasi Lemak is a famous and specially from Malaysia.

And thanks for this museum, I learnt a lot more about Nasi Kandar, Nasi Dalcha, Laksa Penang, Char Kuey Teow, Coffee Penang and else.

Its quite suprised me when I come to INDIAN INDULGENCES, of which the food was served on top of Banana Leaves. This tradition is similar we do in Javanese culture when during a Kenduri or celebration of Hari Raya, as a big family we eat together. On span banana leaves serves of Rice and all the food and we start eating together as a family.

From this museum, I learnt that as Negara Serumpun, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore share similar culture that enhanced the relationship among the countries.

Entering the museum, is a strongly recommended and must to do while you are in PENANG.
Written April 13, 2024
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jacquitohc
Auckland Central, New Zealand1,452 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
Wonderfood Museum, gigantic dishes of tantalising Malaysian food (replicas), miniatures of street-life, & more, close to our hotel. Painstaking artisans craft realistic-looking Malaysian dishes & hawkerFood, ginormous food-items+props for colourful photo opportunities – just fab! Multicultural heritage, great showcase food facts, amazing! Staff are friendly, can spend hours there, such good fun. (I have gait/walking challenges (stroke), wear a legbrace.) In UNESCO World Heritage site Georgetown Penang, first time there, love the concept, definitely will visit again.
Written June 30, 2023
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Blackmentos94
Singapore, Singapore1,377 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
We were so lucky that we were the only guests when we visited on a weekday afternoon!

This museum is seriously fantastic. For those who are huge foodies. For those who want to learn some history and fun facts as well as for those who like good photo opportunities!

I think the designers did an amazing job and the exhibitions were easy to follow, very engaging and fun.

We spent an hour to go through the whole museum and it was great from start to finish. So glad we visited!
Written May 7, 2024
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nazrul
Kuching, Malaysia762 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 • Friends
It is a nice little exhibition of cuisines. I find it a bit pricey to enter but that's ok for once in a lifetime. A lot of information and the food models are so real-like.

I just don't enjoy the visit so much because the crews tail the visitor to take photos which they will ask if you want to buy once you exit. I know they are just doing their job, but come on, give us some space. On the good side, they are helpful to take photos for visitors using their smartphones.
Written September 26, 2020
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Ian Y
George Town, Malaysia66 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
I visited the Wonder Food Museum thinking that it would be another commercially run museum. The visit was enjoyable and very engaging. The museum has a well documented history of Malaysian food. It was well curated and tastefully done. I will definitely visit the museum again on my next visit to Penang.
Written June 13, 2024
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Edward Wong
Singapore, Singapore721 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Couples
We visited this museum and had a great photo time with the different food exhibits. It was a museum full of colours as well as interesting thoughts about food. We truly enjoyed the experience with many photo memories.
Written September 7, 2022
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Lisa P
Boca Raton, FL53 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
I really didn’t want to go into this museum but I’m so glad I did. Yes you can take lots of quite funny photos of giant sized food but it’s also surprisingly informative. The degree of skill in making the food models was quite impressive too.
Written April 18, 2023
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Bethan H
Peterborough, UK482 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
I enjoyed my visit here... I read all the descriptions and was done in around 30 minutes so no need to plan too much time. I'm a big foodie so I found the information really interesting. The big food was just a bit gimmicky but good to see. All together really interesting though.
Written March 9, 2024
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Nomad24918372711
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Friends
The BEST museum in Penang. Very impressive! We had a such great wonderful time at the wonderfood museum. Friendly staffs - Yan Rui and Ah Lye were very helpful and initiative to take photos for us. Highly recommend a visit to the museum!
Written May 27, 2024
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Roadtrippers.asia
Penang, Malaysia4,254 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Friends
One of the best museum in Penang where one can learn and understand all about the food culture and history of Malaysia.

You will find larger than life food form of this multiracial country as well as interesting food facts and the history of the food here.

I believe this is an one of its kind museum in the region.

Totally worth the RM25 entrance fee.
Written November 22, 2019
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