Various Culinary Options at Penang Street Food
Here you can enjoy a variety of food choices, you know!
18 Apr 2022
The atmosphere of Penang Street Food towards the evening
The atmosphere of Penang Street Food towards the evening

We all know that Penang is an Asian food paradise. Penang is considered one of the best culinary destinations in the world, and has a wonderful mix of Malay, Indian and Chinese influences. Here are some street food options that you must try if you visit Penang:

1. Curry Mee

Penang Curry Noodles
Penang Curry Noodles

Curry mee is a rich, spicy and creamy coconut based curry soup with egg noodles and packed with flavour! Other ingredients commonly found in this dish include tofu, bean sprouts, pork blood curd, cuttlefish, shrimp, and scallops.

2. Char Kway Teow

Char Kway Teow
Char Kway Teow

Char kway teow is a dry noodle dish that is considered to be the most iconic street food in Penang! It is made of flat rice noodles which are fried in a frying pan over a very high charcoal fire which gives off an appetizing aroma of grilled smoke.

3. Cendol

Cendol that refreshes thirst on a hot day
Cendol that refreshes thirst on a hot day

There's no better break from a hot day than a bowl of cold cendol, a sublime sweet dessert made of coconut milk, palm sugar syrup and green rice flour jelly.

4. Roti Canai

Roti Canai, Indian food
Roti Canai, Indian food

Roti canai is one of the best known examples of Malaysian Indian cuisine and a popular breakfast dish and snack in Malaysia. It is a circular flatbread that is soft and crunchy on the outside and soft and chewy on the inside, usually served hot with curry sauce.

5. Roti Jala

Roti Jala
Roti Jala

Roti Jala literally translates as 'Clean Bread' and is a popular Penang street food. This savory crepe is made from a mixture of flour, egg, milk, and turmeric powder, and the thin threads of this dough are skillfully dropped as they spin into a large hot skillet to make a thin crepe due to the holes in it.

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