22 Street food must eat in Penang

Penang is indeed a food heaven. Not only being listed as one of the top places to visit in the world as the food is also highly notable with many foodie around the world.  In this post, I am going to share, what are my 22 street food must eat in Penang 2018 along with another top extinct street food that you should try as I personally felt that is going to extinction.

No.1

In Penang we call this Hokkien Mee or KL folks known this as Har Mee.

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1. Old Green house,
223, Jalan Burma, 10050, George Town, Penang
8:00pm to 4:00am Closed on Sundays

2. Granny Hokkien Mee
2-G-7, Lengkok Nipah, Taman Lip Sin, 11900, Bayan Lepas, Penang
7am – 9pm

3. Super Hokkien Mee
2, One Corner Café, Jalan Bawasah, 10050, George Town, Penang
7:30am to 10am Closed on Tuesdays

4. New Lane Street Food
Lorong Baru, George Town, 10450 George Town, Pulau
6pm – 11pm

No.2 Char Koey Teow

Ah Leng Ckt (3)

1. Tiger Char Koay Teow @ Kafe Ping Hooi:
181 Lebuh Carnarvon, George Town, 10450 Penang

2. Char Koay Teow @ New Lane (inside Kopitiam) 怡园茶室:
150-152, Jalan Macalister, George Town, 10300 Penang
Operating hours: 5.30pm – 11pm

3. Ah Leng Char Teow @ Restoran Tong Hooi:
Jalan Dato Keramat, Kampung Makam, 10150 Penang
Operating hours: 12pm – 5pm

4. Siam Road Char Koey Teow
Address: Jalan Siam, George Town, 10400 George Town, Penang
Operating Hours: 3pm – 6pm

5. Lorong Selamat Char Koey Teow:
108, Lorong Selamat, 10400, George Town, Penang
Operation Hours: 11:00AM—06:00PM (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday)

6. Kimberley Street Hawker Stalls (with Mantis Prawn)
Lebuh Kimberley, 10100 Penang,
Operation Hours: 6pm – 11pm

No.3 Curry Mee

Penang Curry me is different from many other states where it is serve with pig blood, cockles, taufupok, cuttlefish with fragrant broth with mild coconut milk. Every stall have their special ingredient for their chili paste which is also one of an important element to enhance the soup base.

Penang Curry Mee (5)

1. Sister curry Mee – Ayer Itam
610 K, Lorong Beside, 11500 Ayer Itam, Pulau Pinang, 11500, Ayer Itam, Penang
Operation Hours:7.30am – 1pm

2. Lorong Seratus Tahun Curry Mee 百年路加哩面:
Lorong Seratus Tahun, Georgetown, Georgetown, 10400 Penang
Operation Hours: 7.30am – 2pm

3. Curry Mee @ Kedai Kopi New Cathay:
425, Jalan Burma, Georgetown, 10350 Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Operation Hours: 7am – 2pm

4. White Curry Mee: Hot Bowl
58, Jalan Rangoon, George Town, 10400 Pulau Pinang, 10400, Georgetown, Penang
Operation Hours: 8am – 3pm

5. Genting Cafe
Lorong Delima 3, Taman Island Glades, 11700 Jelutong, Penang
Operation Hours: 7:00am to 3:00pm Closed on Wednesdays

6. New World Park:
102, Jalan Burma, George Town, 10050 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Operating Hours: 9am – 5pm

No.4 Asam Laksa

ayer itam laksa (2)

1. Air Itam Laksa: Jalan Pasar, 11500 Ayer Itam, Penang,
(Beside Air Itam Market, Closed on Tuesdays)
Operation Hours: 10am – 5pm

2. Joo Hooi Café
Penang Road Famous Laksa
475, Jalan Penang, 10000, George Town, Penang
Operation Hours: 12pm – 5pm

3. Gurney Drive Hawker Center
Operation Hours: 5pm – 11pm
No.5: Fried Oyster

4. Kedai Kopi Seng Thor
160, Lebuh Carnarvon, 10100, George Town, Penang
Opening Hours: 2pm -5pm

No.5 Fried Oyster

Picture credit to what2seeonline

1. Ah Soon Fried Oyster
Northam Beach Café
58, Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, 10050, George Town, Penang
Operation Hours: 5pm – 11pm

2. New Lane Coffee Street
Lorong Baru, Penang Island, Malaysia
Operation Hours: 5pm – 11pm

3. Seng Thor Coffee Shop
160, Lebuh Carnarvon, George Town, 10100 Penang
Business Hour : 1pm – 5.00pm
Days off is not fixed
GPS Coordinates : N05 2454.9 E100 2004.5

4. Yi Garden Coffee Shop
Lorong Selamat, George Town, 10400
Operating Hours: 11am – 4pm

No. 6. Duck Meat Koey Teow Thng

In Penang, we have a few version of Koey Teow Soup and there are 2 which is very common. Instant Koey Teow noodle that cook on the spot bowl by bown and second version is Duck Meat Koey Teow Soup which is prepare by adding ingredient on the top then added soup on it.

pit street (8)

1. Pitt Street Kway Toay Th’ng:
183 Lebuh Carnarvon, George Town, 10300 Penang
Operating Hours: 8am – 2pm

2. Kway Toay Th’ng @ Joo Hooi Cafe
475, Jalan Penang, Georgetown 10450 Penang
Operating Hours: 11am – 5pm

No. 7 Mee Goreng

mee sotong (7)

1. Bangkok lane Mee Goreng
280, Jalan Burma, George Town, 10350 George Town,
Operating Hours: 11am – 5pm

2. Seng Lee Coffee Shop, 270,
Jalan Burmah, 10350, Georgetown, Penang
Operating Hours: 8AM – 6.30pm

3. Padang Brown Hawker Center
Jalan Perak, 10400, Georgetown, Penang
Operating Hours: 2pm – 7pm

4. Mee Sotong Padang Kota
Esplanade Food Court. Tun Syed Sheh Barakbah Road, 10200, Georgetown, Penang
Operating Hours: 11.30 am – 7pm

22 Street food must eat in Penang

No.8 Penang Rojak

picture credit to crisp of life

1. Tan Swee Hoe Rojak (Stall #52) & G.P. Soon (Stall #39) @
Gurney Drive Hawker Centre: 172, Solok Gurney 1, Georgetown, 10250 Penang,
Operating Hours: 6pm – 11pm

2. Hock Seng Penang Rojak Macallum Street
344, Gat Lebuh Cecil, George Town, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Operating Hours: 12pm – 5pm (or till finish)

No.9: Teow Chew Cendol

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1. Penang Road Famous Teochew Chendul
Address: 27 & 29 Lebuh Keng Kwee, 10100 Georgetown, Penang,
Operating Hours: 10am – 7pm

No.10 Wan Tan Mee

Wan tan Mee in Penang is also different from other states in terms of, taste, noodle texture and also ingredient. Classic Penang Wan Tan Mee is with red char siew, mix of boil and fried wan tan, pork lard, sesame oil and 2 types of thick soy sauce. Every stall have their own special recipe.

Picture credit to Foodadvisor

1. Housing area by 1 old uncle
71, Jalan Lembah Permai, Tanjung Bungah, 11200 Tanjung Bungah, Pulau Pinang

2. Kedai Kopi Gou Lou
55, Jalan Kampung Malabar, 10200, Georgetown, Penang
Operating Hours: 10 am – 11pm

3. Lebuh Acheh Wan Tan Mee:
Lebuh Acheh 10200, Penang
Operating Hours: 7am – 1pm

4. New Lane Street Food
Lorong Baru, George Town, 10450 George Town, Pulau
6pm – 11pm

5. Chulia Street Wan Tan Mee
Lebuh Chulia, 10200, Georgetown, Penang
Operating Hours:
6pm – 10pm

No. 11 Loh Bak:

Kheng Pin (4)

1. Kheng Pin Kopitiam
16, Penang Road, Penang
Operating Hours: 7am – 2pm

No. 12 Chee Cheong Fun:

Penang Chee Cheong fun is top with shrimp paste and it is thicker in sauce texture. there are some other stalls which their sauce is slightly watery, as I still like mine in thick sauce.

genting kopitiam (8)

1. Genting Kopitiam
Lorong Delima 3, Taman Island Glades, 11700 Jelutong, Pulau Pinang
8am – 4pm

2. Chee Cheong Fun (since 1955)
Seow Fong Lye Cafe – Mdm Lim Mei Fong (012-4575238)
94C, Macalister Lane, 10400 Penang
Operating Hours : 7:30am to 12:30pm. Closed when coffee shop is closed.
GPS Coordinates: N5 25.022 E100 19.741

3. Soon Yuen Cafe – Lih Yen (016-4741366)
27, Kuala Kangsar Road, Penang
Operating Hours : 7:00am-11:30am.
GPS Coordinates: N5 25.058 E100 19.939

4. New World Park:
102, Jalan Burma, George Town, 10050 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Operating Hours: 9am – 5pm

5. B Garden Cafe (night only)
GPS Coordinates: N5 23.549 E100 18.390
Operating Hours : 6pm – 10pm

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I personally think that these street food in Penang that are not so well known which I quite like or felt that going to extinct soon :

No.13 Chinese Pasembur

pasembur (4)

1. Genting Kopitiam
Lorong Delima 3, Taman Island Glades, 11700 Jelutong, Pulau Pinang
8am – 4pm

no. 14 Char Koey Kak (Fried Raddish)

one of a classic food that losing its art, cuz of the prep and cutting of raddish. Not many stalls left in Penang that frie awesome Char Koey Kak.

wai sek kai (17)

1. Sister Yao’s Char Koay Kak
94C Macalister Lane, Georgetown, 11400 Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia
Opening Hours: 7am – 1pm daily

2. Union Primary School Char Kway Kak
Burmah Road, 10050 George Town, Penang.
Opening Hours: 7.00 pm to 10.00 pm.
(Closed on Saturdays and Sundays.)

No.15 Char Hor Fun (Cantonese Fried Noodle)

Char Hor fun in Penang is quite different whereby the noodle texture along with the hor fun is very different. Also both the noodle will be pre fried and store it aside. Whenver there is any order coming in, then the gravy will be prepare next and just shower ontop of the noodle and we have red char siew on top.

Most of my favourite place already close down cuz no successor and also lesser demand.

1. Kedai Kopi Gou Lou
55, Jalan Kampung Malabar, 10200, Georgetown, Penang
Operating Hours: 10 am – 11pm

2. New Cathay Coffee Shop
18, Jalan Burma, George Town, 10350 George Town, Penang, 10350
Operating Hours: 7am – 2pm

3. Old Green House Kopitiam
223, Jalan Burma, George Town, 10050 George Town,
Operating Hours: 6pm – 2am
55, Jalan Kampung Malabar, 10200, Georgetown, Penang

4. Char Hor Fun Stall
Intersection of Beach Street and Malay Street
361 Beach Street, Penang
Operating Hours: 7pm till 11pm

5. Woh Kee Restaurant (和记)
38, Lebuh Cintra, George Town, Penang
Operating Hours: 11am – 4pm

No. 16 Hokkien Char

(picture credit to Kyspeaks.com)

1. Old Green House Kopitiam
223, Jalan Burma, 10050, George Town, Penang
Operating Hours: 8:00pm to 4:00am Closed on Sundays

2. Hokkien Char Stall
Anson Road Market
Jalan Anson & Lebuh Melaka Penang
Operating Hours: 8am – 3pm (closed Monday)

No.17 Ee Fu Mee

Gravy is similiar to Char hor Fun as the only different is the noodle texture. Slightly fatty and fried with wok hei and a bit burnt end to be perfect. Mix with its thick gravy is just prefect. Best to top an raw egg.

old Green House Kopitiam (25)

1. Old Green House Kopitiam
223, Jalan Burma, 10050, George Town, Penang
Operating Hours: 8:00pm to 4:00am Closed on Sundays

2. Char Hor Fun Stall
Intersection of Beach Street and Malay Street
361 Beach Street, Penang
Operating Hours: 7pm till 11pm

No.18 Jawa Mee

One of my favourite food that is loosing its stalls also. Top with keropok, and silky mild sourish gravy is an rare item know. Hope it will still prolong its lifespend.

genting kopitiam (10)

1. Genting Cafe
Lorong Delima 3, Taman Island Glades, 11700 Jelutong, Pulau Pinang
Operating Hours:8am – 4pm

2. New Lane Street Food
Lorong Baru, George Town, 10450 George Town, Pulau
6pm – 11pm

No.19 Lam Mee

One of the  most classic food that i miss is this and now left only handful of stalls that is operating and most of them are by old folks. I guess if they retire, this dish will retire too. the unique about this is coloured pink egg, top with some pork slices, shrimp and each stall of their own special soup broth. Another secret ingredient is their home made sambal to add onto the noodle. Either you eat it as it is then only mix with sambal after that to see on your liking.

Loh Mee (5)

1. Padang Hawker Center:
Anson Road, Penang
Opearting Hours: 11am -4pm

2. Ling Mian Fang
159, Lebuh Carnavon 10100, Penang
Opearating Hours: 7am – 4pm

3. Joo Huat Coffee Shop
336-G1 Lintang Slim, Off Perak Road,
Operating Hours : 8am – 1pm

No. 20 Muar chee

Why is this part of the list because the famous ones are only left handful and most of them retired. One of the main reason also Penang version serve the dough warm compare to KL left it on the place and eat it cold as it is. Peanut base powder is slightly more rough and more fragrant.

Gurney Drive Hawker Centre (34)

1. infront of guan Yin Temple (God Of Mercy Temple)
Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling, George Town, 10200 George Town
Operating Hours: 1pm – 4pm

2. Gurney Drive Hawker Center
172, Solok Gurney 1, Pulau Tikus, Penang
Operating Hours: 6pm – 11pm

3. infront of Gurney Plaza intersection
walking to Gurney Hawker center from Gurney Plaza
172, Solok Gurney 1, Pulau Tikus, 10250 Jelutong

4. Genting kopitiam
Lorong Delima 3, Taman Island Glades, 11700 Jelutong, Penang
Operation Hours: 7:00am to 3:00pm Closed on Wednesdays

No.21 Duck Koey Chap

kuih chiap (15)

1. Kimberley Street Hawker Stalls (with Mantis Prawn)
Lebuh Kimberley, 10100 Penang,
Operation Hours: 6pm – 11pm

No.22 Loh Mee

Loh Mee (4)

1. Million Loh Mee
15 B, Medan Angsana, Bandar Baru Air Itam, 11500 Ayer Itam, Penang
Operating Hours : 7.30 am – 7pm

2. Seng Thor Kopitiam
160, Lebuh Carnarvon, 10100, George Town, Penang
Operating Hours : 2pm – 5pm

3. Lyen Thye Loh Mee
30, Lebuh Ah Quee, George Town, 10300 George Town, Penang
Operating Hours : 6am – 10am

4. Joo Huat Coffee Shop
336-G1 Lintang Slim, Off Perak Road,
Operating Hours : 8am – 1pm

22 Street food must eat in Penang and of course, there are still many other street food available in the island and I felt that these are the few that are really the main food that most of you should try. If you are not too sure where to go at night, then check out 16 Speakeasy Bar in Penang.

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6 Comments

  • Reply
    OzNyNx
    August 21, 2018 at 2:49 pm

    Keep up the good work! It’s not easy to come out with a list like this! Appreciate your effort! 🙂

  • Reply
    STEVEN KUA KEAN KWANG
    August 31, 2018 at 12:49 am

    There is an error. The Char Koay Kak picture is from Pudu Wai Sek Kai. That’s not Penang.
    Ahemmm….. Penang lang here =.=”

    • Reply
      Taufulou
      September 7, 2018 at 9:10 am

      hi steven,

      hehehe cuz its been ages since I last had Char koey kak in penang. So use first la. 😀 as long adress is there.

  • Reply
    Ainee
    October 1, 2018 at 5:27 pm

    Google Map listed Kedai Kopi Gou Lou as permanently closed?

    • Reply
      Taufulou
      October 3, 2018 at 12:37 pm

      oh no..thanks for the update. let me go find replacement.

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