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The Best Pasembur in Penang

The pasembur is a popular cuisine or maybe street food among the locals in Penang. The pasembur is actually a salad of vegetables and it is made up of ingredients such as yam bean, cucumber, blanched bean sprouts, and different kinds of fritters, all doused with peanut gravy. The origin of the pasembur is unknown [...]

Best Home Made Murtabak in Penang

The country’s best murtabak can be found in this century-old restaurant called Hameediyah Restaurant in Penang. The delicious murtabak is a type of roti canai (Indian pancake) wrapped with minced meat which has been shaped into patty and cooked. Therefore, the murtabak is more filling and thicker than the normal roti canai (Indian pancake) which [...]

Penangites Favorite Nasi Kandar Stall

Another famous nasi kandar restaurant in Penang is called Line Clear located in Penang Street. This stall has been around for over 45 years and serves the best nasi kandar in town. If you are heading there for lunch or dinner, you better reach there earlier or else you will need to line up in [...]

Possibly the Best Nasi Kandar in Penang

Looking for the best nasi kandar in Penang? Then head out to this restaurant located in Kampung Melayu in Air Itam for its divine signature dish. This restaurant has been in business for over 35 years. The nasi kandar served here is possibly Penang’s best kept secret that is famous not only to locals but [...]

Arguably The Best Roti Canai in Penang

Looking for the best roti canai (Indian Pancake) in Penang to savor? Head out to Sheikh Usman Gerai Roti Canai at Argyll Road which serves the best roti-telur (egg pancake) and beef curry combination. Although the curry is a bit spicy, it tastes excellent when it goes with the roti-telur. The secret of this tasty [...]

Exploring Penang Famous Seafront Promenade

A trip to Penang is never complete without a trip to Gurney Drive. Just about every type of Penang-speciality dish can be found here, from the ubiquitous char koay teow to ikan bakar, muachi, rojak, oh chien and lor bak... and every bit of it mouthwateringly delicious. Sure, there may be better versions of char [...]

One of the best dumpling noodle (Wan Tan Mee) ('Wan Tan' noodle) I have tried is at a noodle stall at Air Itam. Not only does the noodles taste good, the size of the dumplings or 'Wan Tan' is huge. See the picture below. 'Wan Tan' means dumpling and Mee is noodle. Therefore, the whole [...]

WARNING: Non Halal Few people know there is a very famous chicken rice stall at Chulia Street. I got to know about it when my colleague recommends it to me. The stall lies along Chulia Street (Lebuh Chulia) in Georgetown. The stall is located in a shop lot painted in green whereby its upper floor [...]

Craving for fried noodle? Then try the mee goreng (fried noodle) at Bangkok Lane Mee Goreng which is considered one of the best in Penang. This stall has been around for over 80 years and the business has been passed down over several generations. The stall is operated by Mahboob Zakaria and his family. Mahboob [...]

I know some of you might say that after trying the bean sprout chicken in Ipoh, you don't want to try at other places. But rest assured that the one in Penang is comparable to the Ipoh version bean sprout chicken in terms of taste and look. I found out about this place thru a [...]