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.
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Penang Food: Hokkien Mee

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Hokkien Mee (or also known prawn mee/prawn noodles), is a type of Chinese noodle dish cooked in spicy prawn broth together with bean sprouts, boiled egg, slices of pork and of course, the prawns. A very popular and common local dish here, it was said to be brought here by immigrants from the Fujian province in southeastern China.

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Penang Food: Duck Meat Koay Teow Soup

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This duck meat Koay Teow soup can be found at the hawker food court of Cecil Street Market (locally known as 7th Road Market). Koay Teow soup (or locally called Koay Teow Th’ng) is a type of dish made up of flat rice noodles which are usually served in a clear soup broth, with fish balls and in this case, slices of duck meat.

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Penang Food: Asam Laksa

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Penang laksa or commonly known as asam laksa here is a sour, fish-based soup with noodle usually made with mackerel soup and its main distinguishing feature is the asam or tamarind which gives the soup a sour taste. The fish is poached and then flaked. Besides the fish, asam laksa typically include lemongrass, galangal (lengkuas) and chilli too. A popular delicacy for both locals and foreigners, it is one of the must-try hawker food in Penang.

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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.

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