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 George Town). 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 George Town:
Char Kway Teow – fried flat rice noodles with chili spices, shrimps and cockles, RM4.50
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 of 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