5 Best Street Food In Penang

5 Best Street Food In Penang

Penang is no stranger to possessing its own unique touch on Malaysian cuisines. The history of its cuisine passed from generation to generation and has never grown old for its magical influence in the food industry. In fact, it is the best place to be for your documentation on your travel blog, or food blog, in that sense! You can give a boost for your blog by using the assistance of branding agency Malaysia to help you.

Here are the best 5 street food you should try when you are blogging in Penang:

Penang Asam Laksa

While you may have indulged in asam laksa before, Penang’s version just hits differently. The spicy, flowery yet minty, fishy, sweet and sour soup with rice noodles holds an unforgettable aroma which exudes the nostalgic feeling of home. Top it all off with sweetened shrimp paste and you would imagine the perfect harmony of savory flavours as you slurp up the last noodle at Air Itam Laksa.

Char Kuey Teow

There are many assortments of char kuey teow all around Malaysia, however, it is a must-have for you to try Penang’s char kuey teow at Kafe Ping Hooi. Served in any hawker stalls as you turn your head left and right, you could never go wrong with this amazing delicacy, and will definitely regret it if you skip. The word ‘char’ in Hokkien is defined as stir-fried, followed by the kuey teow comprising flat rice noodles. Other condiments to beautify the dish – both visually and taste – commonly consists of shrimps, cockles, eggs, bean sprouts and chives with a mix of soy sauce. The charred aroma from the stir-fried noodles over high heat in a well-seasoned Chinese wok will definitely make you ask for more.


This heavenly concoction of green rice flour noodles (color from pandan leaves), coconut milk, shaved ice and red beans will definitely make the sweet toothers go crazy. This delicious bowl of paradise has earned its title as Malaysia’s most beloved dessert. At Penang Road Famous Cendul, you can satisfy your cravings for sugary dishes!

Curry Mee

Need your daily dose of spice in your Penang journey? Curry mee is a way to go for both your hungry tummy or your colorful food blog. Often named curry laksa, Penang has its own asam laksa to fill, therefore this legendary dish of egg noodles in a coconut-based curry soup is called curry mee to distinguish the laksa – dressed with bean curd puffs, bean sprouts, cuttlefish, shrimp and cocklets. Honorable mention of stalls which serves curry mee is the Sister Curry Mee.

Hokkien Mee

One thing about Penang foods is that they are very inclusive with noodles. Hokkien mee is among that one thing, and it is a specialty among travelers. The hae me (Hokkien mee) is drenched in a prawn-based, spicy broth with underlying sweetness which is flavour-packed with stewing dried prawns, prawn heads, garlic and many other spices in that thin consistency. Other condiments are fish cakes, bean sprouts, crispy deep fried shallots and a red chilli paste. The 888 Hokkien Mee should be your next stop for your food hunting galore!