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Penang is world renowned for its exceptional street food. The diversity of its Malay, Chinese and Indian cultural backgrounds collides in a melting pot of tastes and flavours that stem back generations.

In Penang you can experience the diversity of each of these cultures in their native culinary dishes as well as the distinctive “Peranakan” or “Nonya” dishes which are a fusion of Malay, Chinese and Indian cuisines. There is an endless choice of food to experience and enjoy. From cheap eats starting at USD $1 street food to open-air and fine dining restaurants.

Knowing where to eat is the secret. Many locals will travel to one particular street vendor for one speciality and then head off to another vendor for another dish, turning their evening meal into a smorgasbord of tastes and sensations.

At Penang Insights, we will take you to places that are known only to locals. Your local host Victor Khoo is Penang born and raised and is intimately familiar with Penang’s local food scene. This is where your culinary food tour begins – from famed local street foods; such as Char Koay Teow, Curry Mee, Hokkien Mee, Asam Laksa to Indian Muslim street food – Nasi Kandar – to seafood and traditional Chinese cuisines.

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Nasi Lemak
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Penang Asam Laksa
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Oyster omelette
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Char Koay Teow
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Hokkien Mee
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Malay street food vendor
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Dim Sum Penang style
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Penang seafood
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Steamed fish at a live seafood restaurant
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Steamed tiger prawns
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Local morning market selling fresh fruit
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Street vendor selling fresh coconut water

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