Georgetown - Street Food / Restaurants

Date Links: Wed 01/06 │ Thu 02/06 │ Fri 03/06 │ Sat 04/06

Accommodation: Traders Hotel

 East Xiamen DelicaciesWith tables made from antique sewing-machine stands, ageing tile floors, overhead fans and scrolls for menus, this quaint little café is one of Penang's most atmospheric. The food is equally interesting with tasty homestyle recipes such as teochew lor ark (stewed duck) eaten with rice or congee, mangkuang (vegetarian dumplings stuffed with shredded yam-bean and chives, also known as kuchai kueh) and kuang cheang Teluk Anson (yam blended with groundnuts, wrapped in soya bean skin and deep fried). GPS: 5.420088,100.336933

Esplanade Food Centre -  You can't beat the seaside setting of this food centre that's nestled right in the heart of Penang's colonial district. One side is called 'Islam' and serves halal Malay food and the other is called 'Cina' and serves Chinese and Malay specialities including delicious rojak (a fruit-and-vegetable salad) and fresh fruit-juices. If you're sitting on the heathen's side you can also enjoy some of the cheapest beer in town. GPS: 5.42231,100.342512

Green Hut Any homesick Westerner should head straight here where the Australian expat owners do a great stand-in for mum and dad, as well as offering heaps of travel advice and comfort foods like shepherds pie. Coffees, pizzas, quiches and sandwiches are good but the desserts, such as the now Penang-renowned sticky date pudding, are what makes the place tick. The hut also has a small outlet selling only desserts at the Red Garden Food Paradise & Night Market. GPS: 5.421156,100.334015

Lorong Selamat Food Stalls This is the place to go for the city's best char kway teow, but you'll also find lip-smacking won ton mee and other Chinese Penang favourites. The setting, on a dingy lane off of one of Penang's busiest streets isn't spectacular but the locals' enthusiasm for the food here creates a lively ambiance. GPS: 5.420345,100.326548

Nasi Kandar Line Clear Popular food court-style place serving cheap and tasty Malay and Indian dishes, including fish curry, tandoori chicken and vegetarian options. GPS: 5.419624,100.332416

Suffolk House - Once the country house & estate of Francis Light, this beautiful building has been restored to it’s former glory. The restaurant currently serves set meals with five main courses to choose from ranging from RM85-RM120. Price inclusive of all the amuse bouche, various appetizers, soups and salads plus dessert and coffee/tea. Jalan Ayer Itam - 04-228-3930 - GPS: 5.409845,100.306018

A VERY extensive list (100 eating places!) posted by Esorlegin can be found in Tripadvisor @:

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