The Essential Foodie’s Guide for the Best Food Trip in Penang

  Penang is a destination that keeps on giving – delicious street food-wise, that is. There are many culinary gems in Southeast Asia, but Penang continues to stand out with the variety of local delights that please any palates. If you’re an ultimate foodie with Penang on your bucket list, let us guide you through street side favorites that every foodie should know about.             Asam Laksa Forget the other versions of asam laksa you’ve sampled elsewhere, because Penang is where this heartwarming dish originates. Unlike any other, every bowl of asam laksa comes with a bed of vermicelli rice noodles, served with spicy and sour mackerel broth. Other sidekicks such as lemongrass, tamarind, and shrimp paste are the ultimate trio that adds life to this delightful noodle soup. Try here: Ayer Itam Asam Laksa (Jalan Pasar, Air Itam), and Joo Hooi Café (Jalan Penang, George Town)             Char Kuay Teow It’s a shame to round up your Penang food trip without tasting the iconic char kuay teow. It is the everyday comfort food of Penangites from all walks of life, and these stir-fried rice noodles are made to impress. Listen to the clanging sounds of the spatula, and watch the cook sprinkle a dash of Chinese chives, bean sprouts, prawns, cockles, eggs, and soy sauce onto the stir-fried noodles. This local delight is best enjoyed with spicy belacan on the side. Try here: Lorong Selamat Char Kuay Teow (Lorong Selamat, George Town), and Siam Road Char Kuay Teow (Jalan Siam, George Town)            ...