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food in penang

wuz
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food in penang

Hi all,

Looking to eat somewhere nice and authentic in georgetown penang?? whats must we try?? Whats the local food there?? also anyone know what bars are good to go to there and bars in petang chennai langkawi??

thanks

maeve

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1. Re: food in penang

Hi first of all what type of taste u like.U know that Penang is a multi racial citypredominantly chinese followed by malays n indians.Apart from this 3 diferent food there r also western ciusine.Also if u r talking about chinese food there r so many differnet types too many that its impossible to list them all.Is it chinese hawker food that u want or the restaurant typpe?When we know yr preferences we can help u pick the best places to eat.In chinese local hawker fare alone whichis unique only to Peang n probably among the most famous there r countless types.........

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2. Re: food in penang

The INDIAN food in penang is also brilliant.

Totally different that you would get in Europe, mostly south Indian food. Dosa is my favourite. Its like a pancake.

Its hard to tell you where to eat as there are so many.

Where are you staying this will make is easier.

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3. Re: food in penang

Taditional Indian food r at Palace d India at Penang Road,Tanjong Tokong, n a outlet at Queensbay.Tandoori house at Jalan Hutton serves great indian food,Kashmiri restaurant at Oriental hotel.There r many nasi kandar stalls n restaurant serving indian muslim food like Pelita,Nasi Kayu,Dinas etc.,.For Chinese food seriously i dont know where to start with.......

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4. Re: food in penang

Where to Eat

1. Food hawkers can be found at Guerney Drive.

2. New Lane (along the access road to Sunway Hotel).

3. Pulau Tikus area

4. Coffee shops along Penang Road (attendant lane of Campbell, Love lane etc).

5. also at Air Hitam (at roundabout).

6. Nyonya food- an outlet called Hot Wok (before Island Plaza)

7. Kampong Malabar - walking distance from E & O; up along Penang Road, on the left just about 100 m after Odeon Cinema.

8. Jalan Kimberley - further away from above, on the left after Chowrasta market; down that road maybe 200 m from Penang Rd junction (coffee shop called New Bee Hooi, or something like that on the right).

Restaurants:

9. "Feng Wei" along Sri Bahari Road up Penang Road on the right before the Odeon cinema.

10. "Goh Huat Seng" along Jalan Kimberley further down from the hawker centre (on the right).

11. High end restaurants are "Salsas" at Continental Hotel, "No. 32 the Mansion" next block to E & O car park

12. Eden at Hutton Lane. Northern indian cuisine, Khasmiry and local rice and curries,

13. Kayu Nasi Kandar. Leith street where Cheong Fatt Tze mansion is located is also flanked by smallholder beer gardens.

14. local hawker food, Macalister Road would be a nice choice. Right out of Traders – straight ahead to junction and straight ahead again (across Jln Penang)

15. Opposite Police Head Quaters. - Penang Famous Cendol and Laksa there

16. Next to Cathay Hotel. - Indian Restaurant

17. Opposite Cititel Hotel - Red Garden (Hawker food)

18. Esplanade - Penang Rojak and Pasembur

19. Chinese cuisine: Red Rock Hotel on Macalister Road (across Hotel Malaysia)

20. Seafood : Teluk Kumbar, Bukit Tambun

21. Japanese : Tao Buffet (E-gate and Auto-City)

22. Malay : Sungai Ara (opposite Chinese School)

23. Golden BBQ in Jalan Nagor off Burma road. Great place to cook your own choice.

24 Jalan Nagor has been developed into a foodies heaven called Nagor Place.

25. Seafood- Sea Pearl ("Hai Shen") Restaurant at Tanjung Tokong.

26. Kheng Pin Cafe along , junction Jalan Sri Bahari/Jalan Penang for Wonton Noodles, Lor Bak

27. Anson Road hawker stalls

PENANG – WHERE TO EAT BY DISH

Ah Thooi Mee Suah (Vermicelli with Duck Drumstick soup) Roadside Stall at Jalan Sungei Pinang infront of Boon Siew Honda workshop

Ban Chean Kuih (Chinese Pancake) Ah Kee Chinese Pancake, stall beside coffee shop at junction of Taman Sri Nibong and Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah - night only

Cart beside Chartered Bank - afternoon

Cart in front of General Post Office - afternoon (Muslim)

Beef Koay Teow (Glutinous Flat Noodles in Beef Soup)

Lebuh Victoria Bus Terminal hawker complex

Char Tung Hoon (friend glass noodles)

Ang Hoay Lor Restaurant, Jalan Gurdwara

Char Koay Teow (Stir-fried rice noodles with succulent morsels of clams, shrimps, sweet red chinese sausages, bean sprouts)

3 Sisters at Jalan Macalister (near junction of Jalan Macalister/Jalan Perak) -morning

Lorong Kulit/Jalan Dato Keramat junction - night

Lorong Selamat stall opposite coffee shop - afternoon

Ah Hoe Char Koay Teow , junction Jalan Carnarvon/Lebuh Melayu

New Asia Coffee Shop, Air Itam

Pulau Tikus Market - night

Song River Cafe, Persiaran Gurney

Lebuh Kimberley - night

Halal (Muslim) stalls

Rudy's at Tanjung Bunga Hawker's Complex opp Copthorne Hotel

Stall at Jalan Chee Seng, Tanjung Bunga - night only

Chee Cheong Fun

Coffee Shop at Lorong Macalister, Jalan Baru

Chendol

Stall at junction Jalan Penang/Lebuh Keng Kwee, beside Joo Hooi Cafe

Stall at Super Komtar foodcourt

Sar Chew Restaurant, Jalan Cantonment

Chicken Broth

Padang Brown Hawker Complex, Jalan Anson

Chicken Rice (Hainan)

Fatty Loh, Tanjung Bunga, opp. Chinese Swimming Club

Coffee Shops (several specialists along Lebuh Chulia)

Kheng Pin Coffee Shop, junction Jalan Sri Bahari/Jalan Penang

Poly Cafe, Jalan Burma, Pulau Tikus

Curry Mee (known as Laksa in KL - Yellow Round Noodles in Curry Gravy with cockles, prawns, cuttle fish, pig's blood, toupok)

Bee Hooi Coffee Shop in Lorong Pulau Tikus/Jalan Burma junction (Pulau Tikus) - morning

Cathay Cafe, Jalan Burma (opposite Union Primary School) - night

Sin Nam Hong Coffee Shop at Komtar second level

New Asia Coffee Shop, Air Itam

Stall at Jalan Loh Poh Heng, Hillside, near Esso petrol station* afternoon

Dim Sum

Bee Hooi Coffee Shop, Jalan Burma/Lorong Pulau Tikus junction

Hong Kong Tea Garden, 162-164 Jalan Macalister, opposite District Education Office

Ewe Char Koay

Popular Stalls, Lebuh Cintra

Fish Head Beehoon

Sky Cafe, Lebuh Chulia k.. Hum Chin Peng (Chinese "doughnut")

Cart at Lebuh Kimberley/Lebuh Cintra junction

Popular Stalls, Lebuh Cintra

Hokkien Mee (known as Prawn Mee in KL - Yellow Round Noodles in Prawn Soup)

Coffee Shop junction of Jalan Burmah/Jalan Cantonment - morning

Crystal Food Garden, Jalan Tanjung Tokong, near to Sandy Bay Beachcomber - evening

Sin Kim San Coffee Shop, junction Jalan Macalister/Jalan Rangoon

Coffee Shop several doors to the left of Midtowne Hotel, Jalan Macalister

Song River Cafe, Persiaran Gurney - night only

Swee Kong Coffee Shop (opp. Pulau Tikus Police Station) Jalan Burma

Coffee Shop at Jalan Perak/Jalan Kebun Nyor junction

Hokkien Char

Bee Hooi Coffee Shop, Jalan Burma/Lorong Pulau Tikus junction

Hoo Wan Tung Hoon (glass noodles with fish ball, soup)

Garden Inn Hotel, Jalan Anson - set lunch

Ipoh Koay Teow (bean sprout chicken)

Jalan Air Itam

Joo Hoo Eng Chai (cuttle fish and vegetables)

Song River Cafe, Persiaran Gurney

Koay Chiap (thick glutinous noodles with duck meat soup)

Air Itam Market - night

Koay Kak (Fried Steamed Glutinous Rice Cubes)

Coffee Shop, Lorong Macalister - morning

Air Itram Market

Jalan Anson Market

Koay Teow Th'ng (Glutinous Flat Noodles Soup with fish balls, pork strips, pig's blood)

Hai Oan Coffee Shop, Jalan Burma, near junction of Lorong Macalister - morning

Side Lane between Jalan Hutton/Lebuh Dickens (opp Police HQ) - morning

Jalan Argyll (opp back of Island Girls' School) - morning

Jalan Hutton (opp Sek. Pendidekan Khas) - morning

Kek Seng Coffee Shop, Jalan Penang

Lorong Swatow

Roadside Stall junction of Lebuh Beach/Lebuh Market

Laksa (Large Round White Noodles in Fish Gravy: Assam Laksa - sourish variety; Siam Laksa - spicy hot variety)

Air Itam Market

Balik Pulau Market

Kuala Jalan Baru, Balik Pulau

Helena's Laksa (franchise) at Bukit Jambul Shopping Complex

Kek Seng Coffee Shop, Jalan Penang

Kheng Pin Coffeeship, junction Jalan Sri Bahari/Jalan Penang

Lorong Selamat

Lorong Swatow

Swee Kong Coffee Shop opposite Pulau Tikus Police Station, Jalan Burma

Lok Lok (skewered seafood dipped in boiling pot of water, served with gravy)

Esplanade Hawker Complex - night

Padang Brown Hawker Centre, Jalan Anson/Jalan Perak junction

Pulau Tikus Market

Lor Bak (Fried Minced Pork Sausage in Dried Beancurd Covering)

Coffee Shop at junction of Lebuh Carnarvon/Lorong Melayu

Kek Seng Coffee Shop, Jalan Penang

Kheng Pin Coffee Shop, junction Jalan Sri Bahari/Jalan Penang

Nasi Lemak

Garden Inn Hotel, Jalan Anson - set lunch

Johnny's, Pulau Tikus Market

Swee Kong Coffee Shop (opp. Pulau Tikus Police Station) Jalan Burma

Potbless - 2 Lorong Hutton; 1-Stop Midlands; 98 Lintang Mayang Pasir 2

O' Chien (Oyster Omelette)

Coffee Shop junction of Lebuh Carnarvon/Lebuh Kimberley

Coffee Shop Junction of Jalan Macalister/Lorong Selamat - evening

Ocean Green Restaurant, 48F Jln. Sultan Ahmad Shah Tel:226 2681

Song River Cafe, Persiaran Gurney - night

Popiah (Mixed Vegetables and Crabmeat in Thin Pancake Covering)

Coffee Shop junction of Jalan Macalister/Lorong Selamat - evening

Kek Seng Coffee Shop, Jalan Penang

Wah Leong Coffee Shop, Jalan Burma

Lorong Swatow

Rojak (cut fruits in prawn paste)

Van outside Poly Cafe, Jalan Burma

Sar Hor Fun (Fried Glutinous Flat Noodles and Beehoon with Pork and Seafood)

Coffee Shop junction of Jalan Macalister/Lorong Selamat

Coffee Shop in front of Penang Jail, Jalan Datuk Keramat

Coffee Shop junction of Jalan Burmah/Jalan Nagore

Foo Heong Restaurant, 56-58 Lebuh Cintra Tel:261 2350

Sky Cafe, Lebuh Chulia

Satay (Chinese) (barbequed skewered meat - Pork, Chicken)

Coffee Shops junction Jalan Penang/Kampong Malabar

Lebuh Cina

Kheng Pin Coffee Shop, junction Jalan Sri Bahari/Jalan Penang

Seafood Broth/Pork Broth

Roadside cart at Lebuh Chulia, opp Lorong Cinta - night

Coffee Shop in front of Penang Jail, Jalan Datuk

Keramat

Wantan Mee (Thin Round Yellow Noodles with Prawn Dumplings - Soup or Dried variety)

Jalan Burma (in front of Union Primary School) - night only

Swee Kong Coffee Shop, opp Pulau Tikus Police Station, Jalan Burma

Coffee Shop opposite Lai Lai Supermarket, Jalan Burma - evening

Coffee Shop, junction of Jalan Anson/Lebuh Melaka

Lorong Selamat

World Cafe, junction Jalan Nagore/Jalan Bawasah

Yong Tau Foo

Padang Brown hawker complex – evening

Won Ton (dumpling)Noodles Springy egg noodles served with dumplings made from savory minced meat,coarsely diced shrimp, finely minced ginger, finely minced onions, sesame oil and soya sauce.

Kheng Pin Coffee Shop, junction Jalan Sri Bahari/Jalan Penang

INDIAN

Mee Goreng/Mee Rebus (Fried/Boiled Round Yellow Noodles)

New Asia Coffee Shop, Air Itam

Kek Seng Coffee Shop, Jalan Penang –

Chinese Mee Rebus Lorong Swatow

Coffee Shop junction of Jalan Burma/Lorong Bangkok

Larut Cafe (beside Sheraton Hotel) - formerly at CRC

Murtabak (Indian 'roti' (bread) filled with minced mutton or chicken over hot plate)

Hameediyah Restaurant, Lebuh Campbell

Nasi Kandar

Craven A Cafe, 4 Jalan Dato Keramat

Stall behind Immigration Dept. and Penang State Assembly building, Lebuh Light

Kassim Nasi Kandar, 14 & 21 Jalan Gurdwara, opposite Gama Supermarket

Kedai Kopi Merlin, 1 Lebuh Penang

Sabuhan, Jalan Burma

Lebuh Tamil

Line Clear, junction of Jalan Penang/Lebuh Chulia

Pasembor (various fried seafood in water chestnut salad – Indian and Chinese variety)

Persiaran Gurney - evening (Indian)

Padang Brown hawker complex - afternoon

Roti Canai

Hameediyah Restaurant, Lebuh Campbell

Indian stalls at Jalan Transfer (beside the mosque), Jalan Argyll

MALAY

Rice and Malay Dishes

Tanjung Tokong UDA Flats

Hawker Stalls opposite Mar Vista Resort

Hawker Stalls around Penang Parkroyal Hotel

Junction of Jalan Kelawei/Jalan Jones

Hawker Stall opposite Sheraton Penang

Larut Cafe beside Sheraton Penang.

various coffee shops in Lebuh Pasar, Lebuh Penang, Lebuh Queen, Lebuh Cina

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5. Re: food in penang

Thats a hard act to follow esorlegin !

maeve,

Bar at Pantai Cenang, try Debbie's Irish Bar opposite Malibest Hotel. There is very little about it that is irish, but they do a great pint and some very cheap refreshing cocktails.

The owner (Irish) and his wife (Malysian) are very nice.

Its the only place in Malaysia to eat an irish stew, they do a great chicken curry to.

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