Posted on Nov 1st, 2019

16 Famous Penang Street Foods: Morning to Midnight Food List

Going on a trip to Penang means going on a trip to street food paradise! Yes, Penang is known to all travelers alike as an island full of mouth-watering street food! We know that you’ll most likely be spoilt for choice, so we’ve created this Morning-to-midnight Food List just for you!

Morning: Begin your day with an amazing breakfast!

Start your day with amazing breakfast options located at various places across Penang.


Paya Terubong Nasi Lemak

Nasi Lemak in Paya Terubong, one of the famous street food in PenangPicture credit: penangfoodforthought.com

垄尾三轮车 (Lǒng wěi sān lún chē) Nasi Lemak has been around for over three decades. It’s known for a large variety of side dishes to choose from! It opens as early as 4am, perfect for those who go for early-morning walks!


CY Choy Road Hokkien Mee

Hokkien Mee in CY Choy Road, one of the famous street food in PenangPicture credit: crazyfoodninja.com

Hokkien Mee is just Hokkien Mee unless it’s CY Choy Road’s Hokkien mee. What sets it apart is its rich and aromatic broth that will awaken your taste buds in the morning. This Hokkien Mee has been around in Penang for over 50 years! They begin operating at 7am!


Air Itam Sister Curry Mee

Air Itam Sister Curry Mee, one of the famous street food in PenangPicture credit: malaysianfoodie.com

Delicious food tastes even better when it’s rich in history. For over 70 years, the Lim sisters have been making mind-blowing curry mee for all Penangites to enjoy. If you pride yourself as a curry mee lover, this is the holy grail.


Transfer Road Roti Canai

Roti Canai in Transfer Road, one of the famous street food in PenangPicture credit: penangfoodie.com

If you still have room left in your tummy, make your way to Transfer Road for its legendary Roti Canai. Most people go there for their Roti Banjir (‘Banjir’ means flooded, which suggests that plenty of gravy is poured onto the Roti).


Cecil Street Market

Wan Tan Mee and Pasembur in Cecil Street Market, the famous street food in Penang

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This food court is where you’ll find most of the locals on a sunny afternoon. Also known as “Chit Tiau Lor Bansan”, the Cecil Street Market is famous for its Pasembur and Wan Tan Mee. But, that’s not all; there’s also Lor Bak, Hokkien Mee, and much more delicious street food!


Ai Yu Bing Dessert

Ai Yu Bing, one of the famous street food in PenangPicture credit: nickchan.net

Longing for desserts in Penang? Located opposite Tan Jetty, this dessert stall is the place where most Penangites go to to get rid of the heat! There’s quite a number of shaved ice desserts to choose from.

Evening till Night: The last meal of the day, perhaps?

The list goes on! Time to find out what food Penangites prefer to have at night!


888 Hokkien Mee

888 Hokkien Mee, one of the famous street food in PenangPicture credit: penangfoodforthought.com

In the morning, it’s CY Choy Road; in the evening, it’s 888 Hokkien Mee. If you call yourself a Hokkien Mee lover, make sure to try this out! Friendly tip: be here when they open at 5pm sharp in order to dodge the queue!


Chulia Street Hawker Penang

Chulia Street Hawker, one of the famous street food place in PenangPicture credit: penangfoodie.com

This famous Penang food street is a food hunting ground open from evening till midnight. You’ll find almost everything you can find in the morning here. However, you will need to brace yourselves for the queue, as it gets really crazy from the moment it opens at 6pm.


Hock Seng RojakHong Seng Rojak, one of the famous street food in Penang

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Hock Seng Rojak is known fo adding dried shrimps and toasted peanuts into their rojak. Of course, their thick rojak sauce will not disappoint. If you are a heavy eater, you can always opt for their large size rojak.


Nasi Lemak goreng Ali Mamak

Nasi Lemak Goreng in Ali Mamak, one of the famous street food in PenangPicture credit: penangfoodie.com

Stir-fried Nasi Lemak. Yes, you read that right! Ali stir-fries his nasi lemak to golden perfection! It comes with a beautifully-cooked sunny side up egg. This place is only open from 7am till 3pm, so plan properly!


Peng Hwa Lok Lok Pulau Tikus

Peng Hwa Lok Lok in Pulau Tikus, one of the famous street food in PenangPicture credit: smartdory.com

Situated in the middle of the Pulau Tikus Market is this delicious Lok Lok stall. This stall has plenty of sauce and drinks choices. It is also known to be super affordable!

Late night: Don’t forget about supper!

Your Penang foodie trip doesn’t stop at sundown. Here are our recommendations for late-night Penang foods!


Air Itam Pasar Duck Rice

Air Itam Pasar Duck Rice, one of the famous street food in PenangPicture credit: penangfoodie.com

This duck rice stall starts operating at 8.30am till late, which is why it’s one of the best supper destinations in Penang, particularly duck rice lovers.


Green House Hokkien Mee

Hokkien Mee in Green House, one of the famous street food in Penang

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This stall opens until 4am. Yes, 4am!!! It is known as one of the best Hokkien Mee you can have for supper in Penang. They are pretty flexible when it comes to adding toppings, so add away!

Be well prepared for your food hunt – Book a room at Sunway Hotel Georgetown

Food hunts, like any other hunt, can be really tiring. If your goal is to taste everything, consider extending your trip and book a room at Sunway Hotel Georgetown. Based on our experience, your stomach can only take in so much food in a day! Turning your one day trip into a two-day trip or longer will enable you to taste everything and more! For a quality staying experience during your food hunt in Penang, book a room with Sunway Hotel Georgetown now!

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