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Best Penang Street Food For Snacking

Snacks & Bites

Time to hunt down the wide varieties of snacks around Penang! From roasted chestnuts to local kueh kueh, snack like a local at these well-loved street food vendors. 

1. Apom Balik Station - Batu Ferringhi

Address: 101A, Jalan Batu Ferringhi, 11100 Batu Ferringhi
Phone Number: +6 019 505 4275
Opening Hours: 6:00pm to 12:00am

This popular apom balik stall along Batu Ferringhi is located just few steps away from PARKROYAL Penang Resort. The original apom balik is a crispy griddle pancake that comes with fillings of peanuts and sweet corn, but if you are feeling more adventurous, you can choose from their more than 30 amazing types of flavours ranging from Nutella, cheese and chocolate to savoury versions with egg and cheese. Starting from the wallet-friendly price of RM2 for a single-flavoured apom balik, you may be tempted to try more than a few versions at one go! 

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2. Ah Guan Apom

Address: 144, Burma Road, 10400 Penang
Phone Number: +6 016 409 3701
Opening Hours: 9:30am to 8:30pm

In the mood for a different type of traditional local pancake known as “Apom” or “Apong”?  Similar to the ones from Apom Balik Station, Ah Guan Apom is slightly different as it is made of egg, flour and desiccated coconut with slices of bananas and corns in a thicker pancake and softer texture. Owned by an elderly man named Ah Guan, this stall has been in business for a whooping five decades.  We think this is a must-try stall, however, it is best to drop by when you are not in a rush as die-hard fans of Uncle Ah Guan’s apoms will gladly wait in a long queue to get their fix. (Tip : If there’s a long queue and you do not have the time to wait, you may opt for Ah Choi Apom who is just a few steps away)

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3. Roasted Chestnuts

Address: Penang Road/In Front of Chowrasta Market
Phone Number:  N/A 
Opening Hours: 10:00am to 10:00pm (Closed on Wednesdays)

There are not many stalls selling roasted chestnuts in Penang, however the stall at Penang Road is the most famous among locals.  Known as “buah berangan” in Malay or “Lat Chee” in Hokkien, this mildly sweet delicacy is roasted in a wok with coffee beans, and is best eaten warm.

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4. Warung Idris Karipap Ayam & Daging

Address: Jalan Tanjung Tokong, 10470 Penang
Phone Number:  +6 016 452 5933 
Opening Hours: 12:00pm to 5:00pm (Closed on Sundays)

If you are heading towards Batu Ferringhi in between 12 noon to 5:00pm, be sure to stop by the Warung Idris Karipap Ayam & Daging stall.  Located by the roadside, this hawker stall sells Karipap (curry puffs) with a savoury filling of either chicken or beef and other delectable snacks like masala vadai, kuih talam, pulut udang, kuih ubi kayu, bubur kacang hijau.   This stall is only 19 minutes from PARKROYAL Penang Resort.

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5. Stall No.17, Padang Brown Seafood Popiah

Address: Tapak No. 9, , Jalan Johor, 10400, George Town, Penang
Phone Number:  N/A 
Opening Hours: 1:00pm to 7:00pm (Closed on Thursdays)

Well-known as the most traditional and best seafood popiah in Penang, this stall has been in business for a total of 60 years.  They serve a traditional seafood popiah, that is filled with juicy stewed turnips and bean curd doused in sweet bean sauce, and finally wrapped with thin paper crepe made out of wheat flour.  The popular stall is especially busy on weekends and public holidays, so be prepared for a long wait if you are in Penang for a weekend getaway. We guarantee this is worth the wait though!  

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