Nasi Kerabu is a local delicacy originated from the east coast states of Peninsular Malaysia such as Kelantan and Terengganu. It is basically a Malay cuisine and comprises of blue-coloured rice served with dried fish or fried chicken, crackers, pickles and other salads. The blue color of the rice comes from the petals of Clitoria ternatea (butterfly-pea) flowers. Now, some Malay stalls in Penang also serve this due to its popularity.
Beng Huat Asam Fish Chicken Rice
A popular local shop in Butterworth, it is famous for its asam laksa soup served with chicken rice.
Usually sold by Indians on a bicycle or motorcycle cart, this street food combines both ‘Poh Piah’ (or fried spring rolls) with laksa soup and is unique to Penang.
A popular local mamak place, Ali Mamak Stall serves one of the nicest Maggi Goreng found in Penang.
The Maggi Goreng is a street food style consists of fried instant noodles (usually the Maggi noodles) which is common in Malaysia. It is commonly served at Indian Muslim food stalls or usually called ‘mamak stalls’ locally. The noodles are fried and often served with eggs and fried chicken. Maggi Goreng is a Malay phrase which can be translated as “Fried Maggi”.
A popular Chinese street food in Penang and commonly found in Butterworth or Bukit Mertajam area, the yam rice is usually served with a bowl of salted vegetables soup and mixed pork organs.
A popular shop serving yam rice at Chai Leng Park, Butterworth.
Toast set with half boiled eggs from Ah Wang Cafe at Tanjung Tokong, Penang.
Lok Lok is another popular hawker style food in Penang. It is basically a type of steamboat consists of having skewered food being dipped into a shared pot of boiling water. After being cooked with the boiling water, the skewered food is then normally dipped with various sauces before eating.
A plate of Chinese fried rice served at the Eng Loh Kopitiam at Bishop Street, George Town.