Penang Food: Fried Fish Bee Hoon

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Goh Chew Deep Fried Fish Beehoon at New Lane is a popular local fried beehoon (translated as rice vermicelli) spot in Penang. This fried beehoon is served with deep fried fresh fish meat and is only available in the morning. The main attraction here is the fried fish meat and prawn (sometimes served with extra curry paste), the taste of which sets this beehoon stall apart from the others.

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Penang Food: Maggi Goreng

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Maggi Goreng (or translated as “fried Maggi noodles”) is a common style of cooking instant noodles of the Maggi product brand which is common in Malaysia. This dish can be generally found at Maalay or Indian Muslim (or Mamak) food stalls in Malaysia. Maggi Goreng is prepared by stir-frying the noodles with vegetables and eggs.

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Penang Food: Loh Bak

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Loh Bak (or Lor Bak) is a popular Chinese dish served in most Chinese kopitiams and hawker center. Loh Bak is actually referring to marinated minced pork, which is rolled in thin soybean sheets and then deep fried. It is usually served with small bowl of Loh (a thick broth thickened with corn starch and beaten eggs) and chili sauce. It is also commonly ordered together with other type of items such as boiled octopus, prawn fritters and fried bean curd.

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Penang Food: Mee Goreng & Mee Rebus

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The Mee Goreng or fried noodles dish is a common dish in Penang and usually fried with eggs, vegetables and cuttlefish.

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The Mee Rebus (literally “boiled noodles” in English) is a popular noodle dish popular in Malaysia, especially Penang. It is typically made of yellow egg noodles, wwith a spicy slightly sweet curry-like gravy. The gravy is made from potatoes, curry powder, water, salted soybeans, dried shrimps, and peanuts.

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Penang Food: Cucur Udang

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This tasty Malay style ‘snack’ is usually comprised of deep fried shrimp and fried tofu which can be found in a number of places in Penang, most notably Gurney Drive food court and Padang Brown food stalls.

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Penang Food: Char Koay Teow


Char Koay Teow is the top and most popular food which one must try when visiting Penang. There are also quite a number of Char Koay Teow stalls in Penang with each stall having their specialty sauce and ingredients. Liked by both locals and foreigners, Char Koay Teow is made from flat rice noodles, which are stir-fried over very high heat with soy sauce, chilli, and most often, with eggs and prawns too.

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