In Penang, everyone is a Penang Foodie. We all know where to locate the best food in Penang. Just to let you guys know, we did some research on some Penang food blogs when writing this guide. If you’re travelling to Penang, this guide surely will help you, trust me!

1.    Hameediyah Restaurant

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Most Penangites will vouch that their fathers, grandpas, and great grandpas love Hameediyah Restaurant for the delicious curries that have withstood the test of time.

The Halal food bestsellers include Beef Rendang, Kapitan Chicken, Fried Chicken, Curry Chicken, Mutton Mysore and Duck Curry on top of Beef Lungs, Fish Roe, Squid, Dalcha, and Biryani.

HAMEEDIYAH RESTAURANT | Halal Restaurant • Indian Muslim Restaurant

164A, Lebuh Campbell, Penang

Opens Daily 10:00am – 10:30pm

2.    Transfer Road Roti Canai

Transfer Road’s Roti Canai serves as one of the legendary roti canai spots in town. We’ve even featured it in our ‘Best Breakfast in Penang’ list. So grab a chair and taste the best roti canai in town with the locals. What’s the must-try here? We recommend beef gravy and chicken curry. Thank us later!

Address: 114, 110, Jalan Transfer, Georgetown, 10050 George Town, Malaysia

Operating hour: 8AM-11AM

3.    Penang Road Chendol

Enjoying a bowl of Penang’s famous chendol is a must after a glutton of mouth-watering dishes. Upon reaching Penang Road, you will spot an enthusiastic crowd queuing patiently to taste the legendary Teow Chew Chendol. Trust me, this is the street food you can’t afford to miss in Penang. They have opened several outlets in Penang, but I still think that the roadside one tastes the best.

One bowl is never enough for me though. *finger-crossed*

Address: Jalan Penang, George Town, 10450 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

Operating hour: 10AM – 7:30PM

4.    Air Itam Laksa

How can you miss Penang’s state-sanctioned Laksa right? So, here comes two delectable laksa stalls in Air Itam for you! If you’re visiting Kek Lok Si or Penang Hill, do remember to visit the two stalls.

It’s always crowded at the super famous Air Itam Laksa as it’s loved by both locals and tourists. I personally like it because the broth is rich and the fish is fresh.

Address: Jalan Pasar, Ayer Itam

Operating hour: 10:30AM-7PM

5.    Bangkok Lane Mee Goreng


Penang style Mee Goreng is definitely a must-eat in the Pearl of the Orient. The uncle who makes it is a local Indian but speaks fluent Hokkien. When he’s in a good mood, you can spot him showing off his Hokkien while cooking. Well, I guess this is the beauty of Penang’s mix of culture.


Address: 280, Jalan Burma, George Town, 10350 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

Operating hour: 8AM – 6:30PM (closed on Monday)

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Written by jajatalib