Eat, Pray, Shop: Malaysia - A Slice of Penang

Touted as Malaysia's food capital, without a doubt, you will never go hungry in Penang. 

I can't say enough how I wish we stayed longer in this lovely island (specifically Georgetown).  But I'm glad that in the short time we spent, we were able to sample some of Penang's famous dishes.

Our first meal upon arriving in Georgetown. 

Top: Char Kway Teow - fried flat rice noodles with chili spices, shrimps and cockles, RM4.50
Bottom: Watermelon (?) and Apple Juice, RM2.50 each  |   Fried Spring Rolls and Quekiam 

If I remember correctly, this hawker center is at the corner of Penang Road and Lebuh Chulia.

The following day, we had brunch at OldTown White Coffee before we went to Pinang Peranakan Mansion.

Cozy interiors
OldTown White Coffee
Lot 2&4, Lebuh Gereja, The Whiteaways Arcade, Beach Street, Penang
Breakfast sets are reasonably priced (drink already included).
I got MyBreakfast #22: Mini Prawn Meehoon Mee with Kaya and Butter Toast with White Coffee (left), RM9.50
I think my friend ordered MyBreakfast #8: Peanut Butter Toast w/ Soft Boiled Eggs (right), RM6.50
Mini Prawn Meehoon Mee
Rice and egg noodles with hard boiled egg, prawn, bean sprouts, and water spinach in a spicy prawn and pig bone stock. 

Tastes like a spicy version of our Kare-Kare. It's even served with bagoong (shrimp paste)!

For dinner, we decided to try the Nasi Kandar near Hutton Lodge.

Tandoori Chicken
Nasi Kandar with Beef, RM4.70

How I wish we could have tried some dessert too, but alas! Oh well, at least we were able to save our bodies from additional pounds. hehehe



  1. Oh gosh, food porn! I have not been to Penang and I'd love to visit someday. There's a Pinoy blogger who's based there :)

  2. Yes, I actually emailed Doc Gelo before I went to Penang hehe He helped me choose which sights to see since we have very limited time. Would love to go back and just pig out!

  3. you made me crave for malay food so bad! it's the one reason why i think malaysia's worth visiting. agree?

  4. Sorry about that Paul. hehe

    Agree! Budget-friendly pa...and the serving - pang-malaking gutom hehe

  5. The good thing about Malaysia is that the food prices are comparable to PH. Yummy!

  6. I think it's actually cheaper. :) I think we only spent RM30.00 or less for a whole day's meal! :D

  7. There's this roti place near Hutton Lodge that's pretty famous. Were you able to try it?

  8. Unfortunately, no. :( Ang dami pa talaga naming na-miss na food places. :(

    Although I think they also have roti dun sa Nasi Kandar place (in front of Hotel Penaga)

  9. ka-sarap naman..nagugutom na ko tuloy,.,,lets meet sometime! :-)...


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