Penang Street Food: Nasi Kerabu

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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.

Penang Street Food: Sky Hotel (Wai Kee Char Siew)

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Located within the green colored Sky Hotel building at Chulia Street, George Town, the old Wai Kee food stall is popular locally with its ‘char siew’ or barbeque pork. It usually starts its business at around 11am and by 2pm, the food will be sold out. Besides ‘char siew’, it also serves roasted pork, steamed chicken and roasted duck.

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Other Food in Penang: Nasi Kerabu

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Nasi Kerabu (or Kerabu Rice) is a type of Malay rice dish originated from the east coast states of Peninsular Malaysia such as Kelantan and Terengganu. The blue-coloured rice (the color being a result of petals of clitoria ternatea flowers used in cooking it) is often eaten with dried fish or fried chicken, crackers, pickles and other salads.

Penang Food: Hainanese Chicken Rice

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As a ‘food paradise’, Penang is also particularly famous for its Hainanese Chicken Rice. Most kopitiams (coffeeshops) in Penang will have one stall selling Hainanese Chicken Rice.

Penang Food: Beef Soup Rice

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This beef soup rice (or usually accompanied with noodles) is a popular and delicious meal at the Sri Weld Food Court at Beach Street. This Chinese meal is believed to be originated from the Chinese Cantonese.