Penang 2014 – Food To Try When Traveling in Penang

The Indian Stall Along The Street
Streets of Penang

Streets of Penang

Their vada is to die for! We bought some to try and went back for more! Crispy and flavourful. I miss munching these, and I cannot find anything close to these in Singapore. Just take a closer look and it’ll make you drool!

Streets of Penang

The stall is located across the road from this super mart building.

Look out for this man, he makes awesome indian snacks!
Streets of Penang

The Famous Penang Teochew Chendol
Streets of Penang
This is not far away from the indian stall above. Should be easy to spot as they are the only one with a long snaky queue around the area.

The Dancing Rojak Man

Penang, Gurney Drive

This one is located at Pusat Penjaja Anjung Gurney aka Gurney Drive food street. Make sure you have your camera ready when you are in the queue so you can capture this man sing and dance while serving you rojak.

Penang, Gurney Drive

Penang, Gurney Drive

Chepedak Crepe Cake at Cat Cafe
At Cat Cafe, eat Chepedak Crepe Cake. We had to slowly savour it so that we can spend more time enjoying the air-con and the cats. The whether outside was just too hot for a long day of walking around Georgetown for me.
Penang, Cat Cafe

Ali Nasi Lemak
Penang, Georgetown

Very cheap and good! 50cents you get a packet of their nasi lemak and I ate two! Am drooling now just thinking about this cheap and yummy breakfast.
Penang, Georgetown

This stall is located near the jetties, opposite from this building.

Bear Bao, Fried Chicken Skin and More at Night Market

Penang, Georgetown

Every day the night market stops at different neighbourhood around Penang. This is very much a local hang out with lots of yummy food and also night market shopping fun. Will share more about this night market in another post.

Penang, Georgetown

Penang, Georgetown

Penang, Georgetown

These are just some of the many food we had while we were in Penang during the June school holidays.

As you can see from this post, I am a very bad travel blogger. Show you the nice food to try but I cannot tell you exactly where they are. So so bad of me! But isn’t it more fun food hunting like that? 😛

Have fun in Penang!

Read more of our Penang adventures.

Penang 2014 – Street and Food Market at Gurney Drive Penang

Gurney Drive Hawker Centre, also called Pusat Penjaja Anjung Gurney, is one of the biggest and most famous eatery in Penang. Started in 1970s and has moved to various locations over these years. Now located next to Plaza Gurney.

Market at Gurney Drive Penang

Market at Gurney Drive Penang

Long rows of food on both side of the market.

Market at Gurney Drive Penang

Market at Gurney Drive Penang

Super long queue for this Fried Kway Teow stall.

Market at Gurney Drive Penang

Market at Gurney Drive Penang

This famous indian rojak stall…
Market at Gurney Drive Penang

Market at Gurney Drive Penang

Probably not famous for the food as it was so-so only, but surely famous for the singing rojak man who dances and sings to whatever tunes the radio plays. Super fun to watch, makes queuing for his rojak more entertaining.

Market at Gurney Drive Penang

We didn’t have that much space in our tummy that night, so only managed to try three dishes from the stalls, and sadly, none were memorable. Amongst the three, I think the satays were the best. Personally prefers the food we had the night before at the weekday roving night market.

Market at Gurney Drive Penang

Market at Gurney Drive Penang

Market at Gurney Drive Penang

More of our Penang experience here.

Penang 2014 – Sights, Colours and Street Art Around Penang

Before our trip to Penang, I read a lot about the many interesting sights, colours and street arts around Penang. I even had some of the must-see places marked before our trip. But when we were there, we kinda lost track of time and my plan was kinda messed up. Still we managed to spot some interesting street art and sights as we roamed around the streets aimlessly, going wherever our feet brought us. It was quite an experience we had.

If you have never been to Penang and is wondering how the place generally looks like, here are some photos for your reference.

People and Buildings around Penang

Nice vintage store at Georgetown

The things in there are quite pretty and nice for gifts. If I was in there some 10 years ago, I would properly walk out with quite a lot of stuff to give as gifts. But now with family to support, I stopped buying unnecessary things when I’m traveling. Yes, that means no more pretty gifts for family and friends. 😛

Art along Streets of Penang

Interesting painting and illustrations are plentiful around Georgetown. If you do not have a map or street art guide with you, be sure to look around everywhere you walk, especially along small and back alleys cos you’ll never know what you will discover! Look up, down, left, right and all around!

Everywhere where there are street art like these, you will see tourists waiting and hanging around just to wait for their chance to take a shot with the illustration. We were too lazy and so I just snap when I can, and if there is no clean view for the art, then I’ll just walk away.

More of our Penang experience here.

Penang 2014 – Purrfect Cat Cafe at Georgetown Penang, Malaysia

Our first visit to a cat cafe and it was in Penang! Purrfect Cat Cafe is a nice place to relax, chill and charge up after a day walk around Georgetown, Penang. When you are there, do remember to place your order at the cashier counter on level 1 before heading up to the second floor. No one told us about it when we were there so I had to go up and down and up again just to get our drinks ordered. And do remember to wash your hands too before climbing up the stairs!

The place has got two stories, below a shop where cat lovers can find pretty cat gifts and accessories. And the upper storey house the small cafe and the cat patting room.

Purrfect Cat Cafe Shop (Lower storey)

Purrfect Cat Cafe Georgetown Penang

Purrfect Cat Cafe Georgetown Penang

Purrfect Cat Cafe (Upper storey)

Purrfect Cat Cafe Georgetown Penang

Purrfect Cat Cafe Georgetown Penang

Purrfect Cat Cafe Georgetown Penang

Purrfect Cat Cafe Georgetown Penang

Purrfect Cat Cafe Georgetown Penang

Purrfect Cat Cafe Georgetown Penang

We tried the Cempedak crepe cake and it was nice, we liked the taste. Crepe was a little tough though.

Purrfect Cat Cafe Georgetown Penang

When there’s food and cat, there’s cat people too…

Purrfect Cat Cafe Georgetown Penang

Purrfect Cat Cafe Georgetown Penang

Purrfect Cat Cafe The Cat Petting and Play Room

To keep the cats in safe environment, they are in another room separated by a door from the main cafe area. There were air purifier in the room too, to help keep the place cleaner. Now say “Awwwwwww…..

Purrfect Cat Cafe Georgetown Penang

Purrfect Cat Cafe Georgetown Penang

Purrfect Cat Cafe Georgetown Penang

Purrfect Cat Cafe Georgetown Penang

Check out the Purrfect Cat Cafe on Facebook.

More of our Penang experience here.

Penang Trip 2014 – Sunway Hotel Georgetown

In June 2014, we visited Penang for the first time and we had the pleasure to getaway alone without the girls. Penang is quite a easy to go around place to visit and we are planning to bring the girls one day when they are older. This trip, we stayed at the Sunway Hotel Georgetown, Penang. The hotel is clean, easily accessible and modern, just the way we like it.

The Deluxe Room at Sunway Hotel Georgetown, Penang

We were too hungry upon checked in so we ordered Lollipop Chicken for quick bite before heading out to the night market for dinner. These were quite tasty.

View from our room window

The tall building is Komtar Tower where the bus interchange is located. Walkable in less than 8 minutes from the hotel, or there are a few buses that will pass by the main streets near the hotel too. Tip: Check the nearby bus stops around the hotel, their bus routes are quite easy to understand, as there are only two main directions, traveling up and down the streets of Penang.

Penang Tau Sar Piah store just behind the hotel, right in front of the hotel’s back entrance.

Sunway Hotel Georgetown, Penang is strategically located in the center of town within the commercial district. Sunway Hotel Georgetown is in close proximity to government offices, heritage landmarks – that have led to the state capital being accorded its status as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site – shopping malls, the entertainment hub, food district – New Lane is one of the famous hawker center in Penang and other tourist attractions.

More of our Penang experience here.