Places to eat
Eating is most Penangites’ favorite past time. Look for fine dining, casual dining, food courts, hawker centers, kopitiams, nasi kandars, seafood restaurants, cafe, etc… here.
Almost everyone goes to this restaurant for the Indonesian curry prawn (RM15). Other than that, we also ordered 3-cup chicken (RM8), the signature bean curd (RM8), fried mix vegetables (RM7) and steamed red snapper – Thai style (RM35).
This restaurant cum museum is the former home of the late Yeap Chor Ee, a prominent businessman and philanthropist in Penang. In 2008, the place was converted into a gallery by his grandson displaying antiques from the owner’s collection. The interior of the restaurant itself is something to be marvel. Entering the restaurant is like [...]
The perfect place to have English tea and fine British cuisine on a well manicured garden under the clear blue sky on Sunday afternoon without breaking a sweat in the hot tropical climate of Penang is at David Brown’s Restaurant located on top of Penang Hill. Tucked away on top of Penang Hill lies a [...]
Located along the old world charm of Armenian Street is a Chinese restaurant that serves a combination of Hainanese and Nyonya delicacies. The interior of the restaurant is tastefully decorated to maintain the nostalgic feel of 19th century. Like most pre-ware shop houses built during the period, it has an air well in the middle [...]
Tel: +604-261 4489
Hidden from the main road is a well known seafood restaurant own by Paramount Hotel. However weird it may seems, I always prefer having seafood beside the sea because it gives me the sense of freshness no where else can offer. The restaurant not only offer a great view of the sea but also seafood [...]
Tel: +604-2262681, +604-2274530, +604-2273649
Locating not far from the Kim Seng Restaurant Koay Teow Soup is another coffee shop competing for the appetite of the breakfast-goers. The specialties of this coffee shop is Hokkien Mee; one of my favorite hawker fare and they have been selling it since my parents’ time. You can bet nothing can go wrong with [...]
This is a new restaurant (open this year) and I decided to give it a try. It is located beside Teow Chew Meng restaurant. The place is comfortably air-conditioned and well lit with rows of marble tables. Even though the restaurant looks like a modern coffee shop a.k.a. Old Town type with free Wifi, but [...]
Tel: +604 398 3388
Fax: +604 397 8881
I’m not so much of a loh mee’s fan. However due to recommendation from a friend, I decided to give it a try. To my delight, it tasted better than I expected. That explain the crowd in the place. I have to wait for few moments before a seat is available. The thick gravy is [...]
The signature dish of this air-conditioned restaurant is Marmite Chicken. Yes, the sauce is made from Marmite; the thick and dark paste I used to had when I was a child. It is served with fried “man tau” bread; a great combination for the sauce. Other than the Marmite Chicken, it also serves many types [...]
Tel: +604 6567118
This is a unique variation of koay teow soup. The soup has strong lemon taste and for extra kick, add some chili paste into the soup. It comes with sizable portion of mince pork. It opens everyday except Monday for breakfast (7am ~ 11am).
If you are longing for authentic Hokkien dishes, then head to this restaurant. It is a family run restaurant since 1948 with the recipe brought down for many generations. Most of the famous dishes in this restaurant comes with big juicy oysters. Dishes that you shouldn’t miss are oyster noodle and bak kee soup (this [...]
Tel: +604 2624841
Tuck in the busy Burmah Road is a Japanese restaurant serving authentic Japanese food and it is managed by Y. Kayashima. The restaurant itself is a relaxing place with Balinese design; a great ambiance to enjoy your meal. * Authentic Japanese Cuisine with Reasonable Price. * Proud of Sashimi, Sushi & Teppanyaki. * Over 150 [...]
This hawker’s center is famous for Lok Lok. To have Lok Lok, choose your favorite skewered raw ingredient (mostly meats and seafood) and cook it in a pot of boiling water located at the center of your table. Once cooked, you can eat it with all kind of sauces available on the table. Each sticks [...]
Located along Jalan Kampung Benggali at mainland Butterworth, Kim Seng Restaurant is crowded almost everyday during breakfast because it serves one of the best Koay Teow dish. The koay teow can be served either with soup or dry. Other than koay teow, you can include barbecue pork as side dishes.
Lorong Selamat is famous for this particular coffee shop that serve arguably the best fried koay teow in Penang Island. The name of the coffee shop is Cafe Heng Huat. At good days, you have to wait for almost an hour for a plate of the delicacy. However, you can order side dishes such as [...]
This coffee shop is famous for its dim sum. You can have the dim sum from 6 morning to afternoon and 6.30 pm to midnight everyday. Other than dim sum, this coffee shop also sells seafood starting from afternoon.
This stall that sell curry mee is one of the food attraction in Raja Uda. The serving is quite small. If you want to have a fulfilling meal, you might need to order big serving or add other side dishes such as curry chicken, prawn, fish ball, etc… It opens until very late (midnight).
Char Koay Teow or fried flat noodle is one of the Penang’s famous hawker food. It is hard to pick the best one but the stall inside Sunrise Coffee Shop is definitely among the best. It is run by one uncle and one auntie (I believe they are husband and wife). The uncle is in [...]
One my favorite Tom Yam soup noodle can be found inside Joo Heng Coffee Shop. It has plenty of add on (mostly fresh seafood) you can choose for your tom yam dish. After you are satisfied with your choices, just pass over the bowl to the cook. It will be serve with either beehoon or [...]
‘Char Hor Fun’ or ‘Tua Pan’ in hokkien is a kind of dish made of fried big flat noodles mix with ‘bee hoon’ (rice noodle) covered with starchy gravy. One of my favorite is located in Ban Long San restaurant near the Butterworth Outer Ring Road (please see location map). The self proclaim king of [...]