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.
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”.
Toast set with half boiled eggs from Ah Wang Cafe at Tanjung Tokong, Penang.
A plate of Chinese fried rice served at the Eng Loh Kopitiam at Bishop Street, George Town.
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.