Tag: street food

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”.

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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: 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: Loh Bak


Loh Bak plate from Kheng Pin Cafe, George Town.

Loh Bak (or Lor Bak) is a popular Chinese dish served in most Chinese kopitiams and hawker center. Loh Bak refers to the fried and rolled marinated minced pork and is commonly ordered together with other type of items such as boiled octopus, prawn fritters and fried bean curd.

Penang Street Food: Tandoori Chicken and Naan Set

A typical set of Tandoori Chicken and Naan bread usually found in the many ‘mamak’ coffeeshops across Malaysia, including Penang too. The Naan bread can be eaten on its own but it is usually served together with the tender Tandoori Chicken, dhal, mint sauce and onions.

Penang Street Food: Kerabu Bee Hoon

A plate of Kerabu Bee Hoon which can be found at the popular Padang Brown food court at the Dato Kramat area.
Kerabu Beehoon is actually an unique but vibrant-flavored Nyonya style dish made up of rice vermicelli (bee hoon) tossed with sambal belacan, calamansi juice, and lots of spice/herbs.

Penang Street Food: Hainanese Chicken Chop

Usually a plate of chicken served in a brown gravy with some sides, Hainanese Chicken Chop is created by the Hainan people who migrated to Malaysia.

Penang Street Food: Ah Leng Char Koay Teow

Located at Zoo Road in Ayer Itam, this main branch of Ah Leng Char Koay Teow can be found at a residential housing area and off the main roads. Ah Leng, the man itself, can usually be seen frying his Char Koay Teow during the evenings (the stall opens in the evening). There is another branch located at Dato Kramat Road, George Town which is usually manned by his children.

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