2. Best Food to Eat in Penang
A Penang holiday would not be complete without a serving of Penang famous chendol, a sweet dessert made of a mixture of coconut milk and palm sugar, topped with wriggly strands of bright green jelly. To savour yours, head to Chowastra Market and look for a street-side cart parked opposite Joo Hooi coffee shop, with a signboard that says “Penang Famous Teochew Chendul.” The queue here is perpetually long but as the saying goes: good things are worth the wait.
Since you’re near Joo Hooi Coffee Shop, you might as well tuck into some serious Penang hawker fare – the Char Kuay Teow, a flavourful dish of flat rice noodles that is fried with sinfully-rich lard, is smokingly good.
But wait, there is more. Penangites love their Assam Laksa, and at Sin Hwa Coffee Shop (located at 329 Jalan Burma), the good folks have mastered it to simmering levels of perfection. This rich, reddish, and seriously addictive dish comes with thick rice noodle immersed in a broth that is spicy, sour, and savoury at the same time.
If you’re visiting the Georgetown area, you’d be glad to know there are places for you to dine like a king. For a list of recommendations of Penang’s fine dining establishments, read this post on where to dine like royalty in Penang.
Get directions to Chowrasta Market