Category: Hawker

Penang Street Food: Fried Oyster

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Fried Oyster

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A plate of Fried Oyster at Reservoir Garden Hawker area (locally known as Tiong Nam) in Ayer Itam, Penang.

Penang Street Food: Maggi Goreng with Sunny Side Egg

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”.

Penang Street Food: Yam Rice and Salted Vegetable Soup

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.

Penang Street Food: Lok Lok

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.

Penang Street Food: Satay


One of the more common and popular street food, satay can be found in a number of coffeeshops or hawker food centers in Penang. Originally a traditional Malay food, it has since gained popularity among the locals and tourists.

Penang Street Food: Ayer Itam Sisters’ Curry Mee Stall

The most famous curry mee stall in Penang is arguably the Sisters’ Curry Mee Stall at Ayer Itam town. Located just across the road from the Ayer Itam market, the two elderly sisters who operate the stall have been in the business since 1940s (sometimes dubbed as Penang’s living heritage). Their curry mee’s chili paste is homemade using their own secret recipe and in this sense, is unique from the other usual curry mee. They operate the stall daily (except Tuesday), from 7:30am till 1:00pm.

Sisters’ Curry Mee

Penang Street Food: Ayer Itam Market Laksa Stall

This laksa stall at the Ayer Itam Market is popular with tourists and is usually crowded during weekends or holidays. The stall has been in operation for many years at Ayer Itam town.

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