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Penang, Malaysia’s food capital

Mind blowing flavours that never cease to amaze...


Posted on 20 February 2018



Penang is often known as the capital of food for Malaysians everywhere. Penang serves every dish pridefully and ensures that the traditions and cultural heritage is always preserved. Oddly the dishes in Penang are particularly unique from any other state in the country. Whether it is the expectations or the undoubtable cultural significance and variation, Penang never disappoints. 

Char Koay Teow

This familiar dish to any Malaysian or Singaporean national is an utmost favourite and a staple of Malaysian cuisine. In Penang, this dish is made like nowhere else. Directly translated as fried koay teow, Char Koay Teow is cooked in the same way as its name suggests. Fried at extreme heat the mixture of flat rice noodles (koay teow), dark and light soya sauce, chilli, blood cockles, bean sprouts, garlic, whole prawns and chinese chives; this dish is homely and delicious to say the very least.

Photo taken by: Suanie

Penang Assam Laksa

A signature dish of Penang, Penang Assam Laksa is not for those who cannot take a good spice. The rich, tangy, sour and spicy dish made from noodles of your choice, a broth stewed from tamarind juice, chili and prawn paste, lemongrass, and some sardine flakes; makes this a powerful dish bursting with flavours. Those who have tried this dish are watering at the mouth right this instance!

Photo taken by: SeasonwithSpice

Penang Rojak

In colloquial Malay, the word rojak means a mixture or variety. The name does this particular dish plenty of justice as it truly is an odd yet harmonious mixture of bean curd, fritters, bean sprouts, cuttlefish, fruits and topped off with peanuts and a thick sweet sauce. Still, very tasty. 

Photo taken by: SethLui

Penang Cendol

A hot day in Penang calls for a cooling treat. That treat is best enjoyed by some of Penang's own Cendol. Similar to a snowcone, the dish is made of shaved ice, chewy green jelly, red beans, fragrant coconut milk and topped off with sugar syrup, gula melaka. You will be cooled down with your taste buds satisfied in no time!

Photo taken by: PinkPiggu 

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