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George Town, the capital city of Penang, is known as the food capital of Malaysia. It is famous for various food options, including Chinese, Malaysian, Indian, Thai, Peranakan and European. Penang is famous for its street food sold on muckan carts. Don't forget to have char koay teow - a dish containing noodles with prawns, scrambled egg, beans, sprouts and chilli paste), Hokkien mee and Assam laksa.

Top 10 Restaurants in Penang Island

Bee Hwa Cafe
Cuisine: Cafe, Asian
Address: 10 Lebuh Dickens, George Town, Penang Island 10050 Malaysia.

Mews Cafe
Cuisine: Cafe, Asian
Address: 77 Lebuh Muntri, George Town, Penang Island 10200 Malaysia.

Long Beach 
Cuisine: Chinese, Indian
Address: Batu Feringgi Beach, Batu Ferringhi, Penang Island 11100 Malaysia.

Andrew's Kampung
Cuisine: Chinese, Asian
Address: Eden Parade 2nd Floor, Batu Ferringhi, Penang Island 11100 Malaysia.

Cuisine: Chinese, Asian
Address: 2-16 Lorong Stewart, George Town, Penang Island 10200 Malaysia.

Jason Nyonya House
Cuisine: Asian, Malaysian
Address: 10B king street, Penang Island 10200 Malaysia.

Lagenda Cafe
Cuisine: Cafe, Asian
Address: 43 Campbell Street, George Town, Penang Island 10100 Malaysia.

Tai Tong Restaurant
Cuisine: Chinese, Asian
Address: 45 Lebuh Cintra, George Town, Penang Island 10100 Malaysia.

Kesum Art Restaurant
Cuisine: Asian, Malaysian
Address: 104, Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling, George Town, Penang Island 10200 Malaysia.

Knife and Fork Restaurant
Cuisine: Asian, Malaysian
Address: 1-2B Eden Parade Jalan Sungai Emas, Batu Ferringhi Batu Ferringhi, Penang Island 11100 Malaysia.

Best street food to have in Penang at:

Pasembur – Famous Gani Pasembur
A typical Malaysian salad with cucumber, potatoes, beancurd, prawn fritters etc. topped with a spicy peanut sauce.
Address: 3, Medan Renong, Padang Kota Lama, Jalan Tun Syed Sheh Barakbah, George Town, 10200 Georgetown, Penang.

Wanton Noodles – Lebuh Chulia
The dish is usually served in a hot broth, garnished with leafy vegetables and wonton dumplings.
Address: (In front of Regent Furniture Store) 300, Chulia St, Georgetown, 10200 George Town, Penang, Malaysia.

Curry Mee – Air Itam Sister Curry Mee
The curry is cooked over a charcoal stove, and the curry is extremely fragrant!
Address: Address: 612 T, Jalan Air Itam, Pekan Ayer Itam, 11500 Ayer Itam, Penang, Malaysia.

Roti Canai – Transfer Road Penang
It is an Indian-influenced flatbread dish found in several countries in Southeast Asia,
Address: Jalan Transfer, 10050 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.

Masala snack – Penang Hill
The best seller is the corn masala, consisting of corn, muruku, salad and the family secret blended Masala sauce!
Address: Jalan Stesen Keretapi Bukit, Bukit Bendera, Penang Hill, Penang, Malaysia.

Chicken wings – Song River Cafe
Chicken wings are grilled over a charcoal flame, giving it an extra crunch!
Address: No. 65, Persiaran Gurney, 10250, George Town, Penang, 10250, Malaysia.

Assam Laksa – Air Itam Bisu Laksa
The mouth-watering sour, spicy and savoury soup is the pride of Penang.
Address: Air Itam Market Food Court, Penang, Malaysia.

Char Kway Teow – Siam Road Char Kway Teow
Char kway teow is a popular noodle dish from Maritime Southeast Asia.
Address: Jalan Siam, George Town, 10400 George Town, Penang, Malaysia.

Cendol – Penang Road Famous Teochew Chendul
Cendol is an iced sweet dessert that contains droplets of green rice flour jelly, coconut milk and palm sugar syrup.
Address: Jalan Penang, George Town, 10450 George Town, Penang, Malaysia.

Oyster Omelette – Bayan Baru Market Food Court
Oyster Omelette is a dish of fried eggs, flour and juicy, succulent oysters.
Address: Lintang Mayang Pasir 4, Bandar Bayan Baru, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Penang, Malaysia.