Pulau Pinang or Penang, in short, is one of state in Malaysia that served a delicious food! I have been to Penang a couple of times but never have the opportunity to discover good food deeply. Usually, my dad just drove through the Pulau Pinang Bridge or just cruising away. The least I ate might be chendul and pasembur, but hey it was a long time ago.
So yeap, since I’m adult and can travel with friends right now, it was nice to discover my country cuisine. I can’t wait to discover more, but yeap let’s start with Penang first. 😙
Here’s the thing, we are not just discovering eateries at Pulau Pinang, as we also went to Bertam for personal reasons. So, that’s why there are 8 places that you can eat in a total of 3 days, 2 nights. Leggo!
This blog post was written in 2018, any update information can let me know on the comment down below! 😊
1. Chicken Milani Briyani Rice at Kapitan
At first, I’m not a big fan of biryani rice, but this changes my perception of that. The reason is I feel fulfilled, the chicken and rice is season nicely, and all the condiments are complimenting each other. I even finished the onion, and that people are the first time I ate all of it.
The price of Chicken Milani Briyani is RM 11.90, and basically, the portion is huge for one person.
For more info: Kapitan Address: 93 Chulia St, Georgetown, 10200 George Town, Penang. Opening Hours: 24 hours daily (12.00 AM - 11.45 PM) How to get there: Google Map
2. Penang Road Famous Teochew Chendul
You can’t leave Penang without eating chendul / cendol, like seriously grab the cendol before you head back. Started in 1936 by Mr Tan Teik Fuang, you can feel the love while you eat it. I know I’m exaggerated, but that’s how I felt when I ate this little fella.
I want to say, and the cendol is very flavourful with light coconut milk, gula Melaka, kidney beans and the soft, fresh pandan-flavoured palm flour noodles (aka cendol). You can get this goodness at RM 3.00 (sit on the site of the road and eat it) and RM 3.50 for taking away.
For more info: Penang Road Famous Teochew Chendul Address: 27 & 29 Lebuh Keng Kwee, 10100 Georgetown, Penang Opening Hours: Mon - Friday : 10:30AM - 7.00PM , Sat-Sun : 10.00AM - 7.30PM How to get there: Google Map
3. Get Your Butterbeer at Once Upon a Time Cafe
Besides Universal Studio Japan (USJ), you can get a glimpse of the Butterbeer taste here. Personally, since I drank tons of it in USJ, I can say it taste almost the same.
I’m glad I get to discover a Harry Potter theme cafe because I miss all rides and food in USJ, this brings back the memory, and it’s true what people always said, the unplanned trip is the best thing ever.
They have rebranded their name from Potterhead Malaysia to Once Upon a Time, where they will be more than just a Harry Potter cafe.
For more info: Once Upon a Time Cafe Address: 11, Lebuh Keng Kwee, George Town, 10100 George Town, Pulau Pinang Opening Hours: Mon - Thurs: 12:00 - 19:30, Sat-Sun: 12:00 - 19:30 (closed on Wednesday) How to get here: Google Map
4. Breakfast at Mee Penang Bukit Tambun
Woke up and feeling hungry? I think most of us can relate to this, especially when you’re in Penang. So, there are tons of Mamak food in Penang, and that included mee Penang aka mee Goreng. When my friend googled, this was on top of Google list, and that’s the sign that we need to try. The mee Penang is okay at first, but it wasn’t along the time (the sign you need to eat quickly). Maybe it was me feeling it, but if you want to give it a try, the cost will be RM4 only. Plus, RM3 for jus ambra it will be an RM7 breakfast.
5. Get Your Western Food at Kami The Kafe
Before I went to this cafe, I ate my dessert first: ais kepal milo Horlicks at Tikam Batu area. Well, I’m not sure the exact places, but if you see bundle shop and surau, that’s the places! But then we get hungry and decided to go to this cafe. If you are looking for affordable western food, this will be your place. The staff is friendly, the food and atmosphere are great. We ordered 4 things, and there aren’t single things that we didn’t like. Buffalo Wings, French Fries, Meatballs and Roti John Cena all of it for just RM33 are just insane!
6. Start Your Weekend Morning at Roti Canai Transfer Road
Roti Canai for breakfast is just perfect during weekends morning! Plus, this place is super famous that they will be sold out in a matter of time. So, the plan is to get yourself in the morning to avoid queuing and get their roti canai. Honestly, I’m not a big fan of curry, but I’m okay with this curry. Plus, with RM8, you get a plate of roti canai and curry. If you think that it wasn’t enough, grab some roti bakar before heading home.
7. It’s Time For Lunch at Bangkok Lane Mee Goreng
Another mamak stall but this time it wasn’t disappointing. The RM7 mee sotong is full of flavour and lovely to share with all of your friends because it was quiet of amount. But, don’t re-order yet instead get yourself pasembur from here. If I want to be honest, their pasembur is a bit pricy with just a few things being picked. Our pasembur was charged for RM13, and it wasn’t enough for the big eater (yeap it’s me). Overall, make sure to try it yourself and leave a comment down below which one is your fave!
8. Desserts Heaven at China House
China House is the most extended cafe in Penang, and I talk about 400 feet (120 meters) combining three straight buildings. Besides that, they should be named as cake house instead because their choices are enormous. We ordered three different cakes with drinks, and it cost us about RM80 – RM100. I’m not sure the exact amount, but I’m pretty sure the cakes cost around RM20-ish. Due to tons of different cakes, I would advise you to come early in the morning to avoid queuing, and the staff for a recommendation.
That’s it for my Penang Food Trail adventure, and it was a short but a fun trip. I hope that I can discover more food and share with you guys! If you have any food or restaurant that you love in Penang, leave a comment down below. 😉