Penang Street Food: Loh Bak


Loh Bak plate from Kheng Pin Cafe, George Town.

Loh Bak (or Lor Bak) is a popular Chinese dish served in most Chinese kopitiams and hawker center. Loh Bak refers to the fried and rolled marinated minced pork and is commonly ordered together with other type of items such as boiled octopus, prawn fritters and fried bean curd.

Penang Street Food: Tandoori Chicken and Naan Set

A typical set of Tandoori Chicken and Naan bread usually found in the many ‘mamak’ coffeeshops across Malaysia, including Penang too. The Naan bread can be eaten on its own but it is usually served together with the tender Tandoori Chicken, dhal, mint sauce and onions.

Penang Street Food: Kerabu Bee Hoon

A plate of Kerabu Bee Hoon which can be found at the popular Padang Brown food court at the Dato Kramat area.
Kerabu Beehoon is actually an unique but vibrant-flavored Nyonya style dish made up of rice vermicelli (bee hoon) tossed with sambal belacan, calamansi juice, and lots of spice/herbs.

Penang Street Food: Asam Laksa


Pictured here is a bowl of Asam Laksa from the Balik Pulau Market Food Court.

Laksa is a must try street food in Penang, and is one of the most popular local food here. Also known as Asam Laksa, it is simply a Nyonya (Peranakan) style of hot and sour noodles cooked in fish broth and vegetables.