Eat your way through Penang at its night hawker stalls that serve a variety of scrumptious dishes and kuih!
Penang has delicious local cuisine that is sure to appease your appetite for food with the signature Malaysian flavour. To truly experience the best of the cuisine at the best prices, you’ll need the help of a local guide who knows the layout of the town like the back of their hand. Lucky for you, on this tour, you’ll be getting exactly such an individual: a local guide, born and bred in Penang! Your guide will take you around and tell you about Penang’s history, its people and its food.
Prepare your taste buds for a ride as you go from stall to stall, sampling a variety of food with colourfully diverse flavours thanks to the multicultural nature of Malaysia. Your Penangite tour guide will show you hidden gems of traditional hawker stalls that sell authentic Penang Char Kuey Teow and Prawn Mee. Char Kuey Teow is a delicious noodle dish made from rice noodle strips which are stir-fried in a sauce with eggs, prawns and bean sprouts. Depending on the cook, some meat such as chicken strips or beef or pork sausages may be thrown into the mix to make it even more filling.
Try the famous Tau Sar Piah that locals and tourists willingly line up for, a testimony to how yummy the pastry is. The flaky pastry is so easy to bite into and is usually filled with grounded mung beans flavoured savoury or sweet. The sweet ones may be more palatable to most, while those who love the taste of meat may enjoy the savoury ones more. Penang’s diverse flavours reflect the multiculturalism of the state; Malays, Chinese and Indians, so there is a lot to see and learn and eat!