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5 Places to Eat in Penang so cheap and delicious that you wish for more

Penang is named Malaysia's Pearl of the Orient and is famous for its rich cultural heritage and delicious food. Do you know that Penang comes from the Malay word "Pinang" which means betal nut and Georgetown is the capital of Penang? Thousands of visitors flocked to Penang for a short trip and it is one of the busiest cities in Malaysia.
Delicious Penang Food 

Where to eat the famous Penang Prawn Mee?

1. Lorong Baru - New Lane Hawker Centre

Address: Lorong Baru, George Town, 10450 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
A collection of stalls selling Penang Street food
Lorong Baru New Lane Hawker centre is not like our usual sheltered hawker centres. It comprises small stalls cooking up a stomp and taking your orders on the street. The atmosphere of eating street food was exhilarating as plates of delicious Penang food were served. The dish of the day was Penang Prawn Mee.  

Penang Prawn Mee
New Lane Hawker Centre has many stalls selling a variety of food. The Penang Prawn Mee is a Must Try. One bowl was not enough. It was so delicious that many people wanted a second helping. The broth was so flavourful that it was hard to come by.
Penang Char Kway Teow
Penang Char Kway Teow has long made its way to the hearts of Singaporeans. Of course, we must try the authentic Penang Char Kway Teow - fresh prawns, Chinese sausages, eggs and Kway Teow fried with Wok Hei.
BBQ Chicken Wings

Another Must Try is the BBQ Chicken Wings! The charred aroma and juicy wings were one of its kind! At Lorong Baru, we also tasted many other dishes.

Lorong Baru - Rojak, Char Kway Teow, BBQ WIngs, Satay
Lorong Baru - Carrot Cake, Popiah, Orh Luat, Prawn Me
New Lane Hawker Centre - Street Food

Where to eat breakfast in Penang?

2. Pulau Tikus Market - Solok Moulmein

Address: Jalan Burma, Pulau Tikus, 10350 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Delicious Hawker food for breakfast
Pulau Tikus Market is famous for their Kway Teow Soup, Min Chiang Kueh and Wanton Mee. The market itself eats into Jalan Moulmein. Jalan Moulmein also has a number of coffee shops offering yummy hawker food.
Kway Teow Soup

Min Chiang Kueh
Wanton Mee

3. Chok Kee Porridge Cafe

Address: 188, Lebuh Kimberley, George Town, 10100 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Fried Intestines Porridge
Chok Kee Porridge has been described by Tripadvisor to be selling the Best Porridge in Penang. It serves cantonese-style porridge. Chok Kee serves the Pork Intestine Porridge, Peanut Porridge and Century Egg Porridge. The pork intestine porridge is the bestseller due to the aroma from the deep fried intestines, combined with the smooth texture of the porridge.
Smooth porridge texture

Crispy fragrant bits
Chok Kee Porridge

Where to eat cheap and good seafood and Zi Char?

4. Fish Village Seafood Restaurant

Address : Fish Village Seafood 渔村海鲜楼
1, Jalan Besar, Bukit Tambun,
14110 Simpang Ampat
GPS : N05 16.348'  E100 27.013'
(Right in front of of HK How Kee Seafood)

Business Hour : 12pm - 11pm
Tel : 012-4986506 / 012-5556688

Seafood at reasonable prices
Fish Village Restaurant enjoys a 4 star rating in Openrice. One of the attractions of Fish Village is that it is very easy to locate the restaurant as it is situated along the main road. It serves decent seafood at very reasonable prices.

5. Ong Cheng Huat Seafood

Address: 6093, Kampung Pokok Keras, 13400 Butterworth, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Phone: +60 4-331 4782
Fish, Clams, Mantis Prawns, Crispy Popiah, Spring Chicken, Fried Mee Hun, Fried Ice Cream
Ong Cheng Huat Seafood is hidden from the main road. If you are self-driving, you need to look out for a sign that points you to the restaurant. It is famous for their fried Spring Chicken, Mantis Prawns and Prawns with Crispy Popiah Skin. It is also known for serving dishes with their fried Mee Hun instead of the usual steamed rice.
Steamed Fish
Other than their famous dishes, the steamed fish is a Must Try. It was extremely fresh. The tangy gravy was sedup.
Steamed Kepah Clams
The dish of the meal was the Steamed Kepah Clams! Kepah clams have shells with a glossy tint of colours. The freshness of the clams was made the star of the dish by the chopped garlic and ginger. The clams were succulent and firm. Thumbs up!
Famous Prawns with crispy Popiah Skin
Famous Fried Spring Chicken

The bill for Ong Cheng Huat was RM$306 and S$100. This worked out to be around S$10 per person for 10 dishes, which is very reasonable for a seafood and Zi Char meal. Leave your comments for yummy food you have tried in Penang!

For a 3 day 2 night trip, I hope that this gives you a good list of what to eat in Penang. I was down with recovery from my wisdom tooth surgery and I was not able to join my colleagues in Penang. This blog post experience and photos are brought to you by Choy WY. She highly recommends Penang Prawn Mee in Lorong Baru and Ong Cheng Huat Seafood in Butterworth!


  1. I love Ong Cheng Huat Seafood especially Steamed Kepah Clams. The taste is good and price is also okay. Highly recommended.

    1. Hi Crab, Thank you for affirming my post and also your recommendation.

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