Ken’s List- Best Eateries/Food in Penang

Ken’s List- Best Eateries/Food in Penang

For my readers’ convenience, I will be doing a list on some of my favorite restaurants but do note that the list will be changing from time to time. The list below doesn’t arrange in any particular orders (meaning they are random) but blog links will be provided as well. The list will include restaurants based in Penang ONLY

24-Hour Food Guide- Ken’s Version.



A List of Ken’s Favorite Bakeries



1) Sarkies @ E&O Hotel, Penang. – For the wide variety of dishes offered.

2) Wine & Dine Buffet Dinner @ E&O Hotel Penang– For the free flow of Wines/ Beers.

3) Ramadhan Buffet Dinner @ Eastin Hotel Penang. – Really impressive buffet spread.

4) Seaside Barbecue Buffet @ Shangri-La’s Resort and Spa – Fresh and well-cooked Seafood.

5) Beep Beep Q Restaurant @ Bangkok Lane, Georgetown, Penang. – Unlimited refills of grilled meat and vegetables with home-made sauce paired meticulously by Chef’s recipe.


Chinese Stir-Fry/ Chu Char:

1) Zi Zai Restaurant @ Paya Terubong, Penang. – Cheap and good food.

2) Law Chang Kee @ Nibong Tebal, Penang. – Crab Porridge and Blanched Octopus.

3) Dragon Phoenix Seafood @ Farlim, Penang. – Fast service and decent food quality.



1) Sweet-I Dessert House @ Lip Sin, Penang. – Local Desserts.

2) Joez Coconut Jelly @ Dato Keramat Road, Penang. – ONLY for its Coconut Jelly.

3) D Farenheit Yogurt @ Farquhar Street, Penang. – Alcohol-infused Yogurt Desserts.

4) Moustache Houze @ Campbell Street, Penang. – ONLY for its Crepe Cakes.

5) Miam Miam Cafe @ Gurney Paragon Mall, Penang. – ONLY for its French Toasts.

6) Honey Creme @ Gurney Plaza, Penang. – Soft Serve Ice Cream.


Dim Sum:

1) Sticks & Spoon @ Elit Avenue, Bayan Baru, Penang.

2) Chaw Choon Dim Sum @ Raja Uda, Penang.

3) Maxim Dim Sum @ Komtar Walk, Penang.


French Cuisine:

1) Farquhar Mansion @ Mission Place, Lebuh Farquhar, Penang.


Hainanese Cuisine:

1) Khoon Pastry House @ Argyll Road, Georgetown, Penang.


Italian Cuisine:

1) Lunarich Pasta & Pizza @ One Precinct, Bayan Baru, Penang. *Only for its Pasta, particularly Vongole*

2) Via Pre @ Weld Quay, Penang.

3) Yin’s Sourdough Pizza @ Wisma Yeap Chor Ee, Penang.


Japanese Cuisine:

1) Edo Ichi Japanese Restaurant @ Island Plaza, Penang.

2) Iso Gin @ Vantage Desiran Tanjung.

3) J Garden @ Bayan Bay, Penang.

4) Kaze Japanese Restaurant @ Icon City, Penang.


Korean Cuisine:

1) K-Pot Korean BBQ Garden @ Tanjung Bungah, Penang.

2) Jinggo Dak Galbi @ Elit Avenue, Penang.


Local Specialties:

1) Hot Bowl @ Abu Siti Lane, Penang. – Curry Mee.

2) Sulaiman’s Chapati @ Taman Tun Sardon, Penang. – Chapati.

3) Ah Wang Toast @ Tanjung Bungah, Penang. – Kaya Butter Toast.

4) 888 Hokkien Mee @ Bayan Baru, Penang. – Hokkien Mee.

5) Lok-Lok @ Padang Brown Hawker Center, Penang. – Lok-Lok.

6) BW Tom Yam Noodles @ Air Itam, Penang. – Tom Yam Noodles.

7) Lok-Lok Rojak @ Air Itam, Penang. -Rojak.

8) Beef Koay Teow Soup @ Batu Lanchang, Penang. – Beef Koay Teow.

9) Million Loh Mee @ Farlim, Penang. – Loh Mee.

10) Hong Kong Egg Noodles @ Jalan Aziz Ibrahim, Penang – Wan Ton Mee.

11) Pitt Street Koay Teow Th’ng (椰脚粿条汤) @ Carnavon Street, Georgetown, Penang.– Koay Teow Th’ng.

12) Mee Goreng @ Pulau Tikus, Penang. – Mee Goreng with Wok Hei.

13) Mimi’s Coffee House @ Macalister Road, Penang. – Nasi Ulam and Assam Pedas.

14) Hou Mei Yuan Pan Mee @ Taman Bukit Jambul, Penang. – Pan Mee.

15) Seang Lim Mantis Prawn Hokkien Mee @ Macalister Road, Penang. – Mantis Prawn Hokkien Mee.

16) Assam Laksa/ Siamese Laksa @ Balik Pulau, Penang. – Assam Laksa and Siamese Laksa.

17) Penang Cendol @ Macalister Lane, Penang. – Cheap and Good Penang Cendol.

18) Penang Char Koay Teow @ Carnavon Street, Penang. – Check out the gigantic Prawns.

19) Ah Leong Assam Laksa @ Raja Uda, Butterworth, Penang. – Spicy and Sour Assam Laksa with Prawn Crackers.

20) Tai Wah Wanton Mee @ Argyll Road, Penang. – Old School Wanton Mee.

21) Kong Thai Lai Coffee House @ Hutton Lane, Penang.  – Traditional Hainanese Kaya Butter Toast.

22) Laksalicious @ Hutton Lane, Penang. – Spectacular Assam Laksa.

23) Nasi 7 Benua @ Koo Boo Cafe, Sungai Ara, Penang. – Aplenty choices for Curries.

24) Famous Fish Head Curry @ Juru, Penang. – Seafood Curry Treasure in a pot.


Mexican Food:

1) Grumpiez Green Pepper @ Hillside, Tanjung Bungah, Penang.


Nyonya Cuisine:

1) Ivy’s Nyonya Kitchen @ Chow Thye Road, Penang.

2) Moh Teng Pheow @ Jalan Masjid, Penang.

3) Aunty Anne True Penang Cuisine @ Macalister Lane, Penang.


Spanish Cuisine:

1) El Faro Tapas Bar & Wine @ Burmah Road, Penang.



1) Eam Huat Charcoal Steamboat @ Batu Lanchang, Penang. – Charcoal Steamboat.

2) Sawara Steamboat @ Pulau Tikus, Penang.


Sze Chuan Cuisine:

1) Hong La Jiao Steamboat @ Burmah Road, Penang.


Taiwan Cuisine:

1) 600CC Taiwanese Restaurant @ Tesco E Gate, Penang. – ONLY for its Beef Noodles.


Thai Cuisine:

1) Khunthai @ Teluk Kumbar, Penang.

2) Little Thai @ Midlands Park, Penang.


Western Dishes:

1) No Eyed Deer @ Prima Tanjung, Penang. – Caveman’s Platter/ Mixed Grill.

2) Georgetown Wines @ Leith Street, Penang.  – The best Prime Rib and Churros in Penang.

3) What The Duck Restaurant @ Nagore Road, Penang. – Try their Duck Confit and Sizzling Brownie with Salted Egg Ice Cream.

4) Naughty Nuri’s Warung @ Burmah Road, Penang.– Unique but delicate Pork Ribs.

5) EU Cuisine @ Rangoon Road, Penang.


Vegetarian Eateries:

1) Reflection Arts and Nature Foods @ Burmah Road, Penang.

2) Idealite Wellness Restaurant @ Gottlieb Road, Penang.

3) Water Drop TeaHouse (滴水坊) @ Lebuh Penang, Penang.

4) Xiang Yun Vegetarian Hut @ Gelugor, Penang.

5) Back Home @ Island Glades, Penang.

6) Real Food @ Straits Quay, Penang.


Vietnamese Food:

1) Ye Wei Vietnamese Food (越味小吃馆) @ Transfer Road, Penang.

2) Quê Hương Tôi Vietnamese Cafe (正宗越南小食馆) @ Jalan Jelutong, Georgetown, Penang.

3) Hương Quế Vietnamese Food @ Lebuh Melaka, Georgetown, Penang.

4) Classic Sandwich Cafe @ Jelutong, Penang.


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