Enjoy Good Food in Penang
Penang is a coastal region of Malaysia that has long served as a link between Asia, Middle East, and Europe. Even though this is one of Malaysia's most diverse and entertaining areas, Penang is home to calm tropical suroundings in North-West Malaysia.
Quick Travel Tips
Penang Laksa: different from the Singapore Laksa in that it is slightly sour with its tamarind base, accompanied with mint, cucumber, onions, shredded lettuce and pineapple.
Locations: Joo Hooi cafe, 475 Jalan Penang on the corner of Lebuh Keng Kwee.
Ice Kachang: perfect for cooling off after a spicy street dish or just a hot day touring the old streets of George Town. There is also great chendol if you are that way inclined.
Locations: Although called the Penang road famous teochow, chendol and ice kachang stall it is actually positioned on Lebuh Keng Kwee just outside the Joo Hooi cafe.
Hor Fun: In particular the beef hor fun. Delicious with a generous portion of both meat and the gravy- I love the egg that is mixed in at the end.
Locations: The Yeng Keng Cafe (362 Lebuh Chulia) is attached to the hotel, conveniently located for a lunch drop in whilst touring the area.
Art work hunting: Georgetown in Penang has many pieces of famous street art by Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic. His creative wall work incorporates physical objects making for some great pictures to take home, here are some to look out for:
- “Little Girl in Blue” Mural, Muntri Street, George Town, Penang
- “Children in a Boat” Mural, Chew Jetty, George Town, Penang
- “Boy on a Bike and Little Boy with Pet Dinosaur” Mural, Ah Quee Street, George Town, Penang
Many of the hotels hire out bicycles to residents, it’s a great way to see the town, plus on Sundays the central part of Georgetown is closed to cars making it even easier to get around just mind the cobbled streets!
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