Penang Food Trail
Yummy Tour!
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Penang is chosen as the No.2 must visit destination by The New York Times readers, all for the scrumptious and delicious food. A trip to Penang wouldn't be complete without Penang Char Koay Teow! So we will start our journey to Kafe Heng Huat at Lorong Selamat, Georgetown, where one of the best and most delicious char koay teow in Penang can be found.

Next station - Chew Jetty is said to be the more known and prominent one among the eight clan jetties of Pengkalan Weld. You can trace its origin back to the earlier Chinese settlements in Penang who built these village on stilts. Aside from being features in various travel television shows, the popularity of this jetty grew when it became one of the mural site for Ernest Zacharevic's 'Mirrors George Town' project that was in conjunction with George Town Festival 2012. The pathway to the mural may be crowded by an increasing trafficof tourists and street art enthusiasts but the delay will you give you time to browse the souvenirs and quirky note books on sale on the sidewalk there. We shall then proceed to the famous Penang Chendol. its been around since 1945 and it has become quite an institution in Penang. Every one knows of the Penang Road Famous Teochew Chendol. Make your order, pay your cash, grab the bowl of cendol and stand in the middle of the road as you slurp down the cendol. You can't really beat the atmosphere of eating cendol standing in the middle of a grimy street; really the experience cannot be replicated sitting down in a modern clean soul-less kopitiam. Personally, there isn't anything too spectacular about the cendol itself, but the authenticity cannot be denied.

We will then visit Lim Wah Tai Food Products to give you a chance to purchase some local products such like traditional Chinese herbal soup preparation called "Chic Kut Teh", nutmeg oil/ointment, packing of preserved local fruits like mango, nutmeg, guava, papaya, banana chips, "hand-made" biscuits like Tambun Biscuits, Beh Teh Sor, Phong Pneah, Heong Pneah and Pineapple Biscuits as well as the sale of local traditional herbs like Tongkat Ali roots and capsules and bird’s nests. Next, we will stop by CoffeeTree & Chocolate which is just 5 minutes drive from Lim Wah Tai. Coffee Tree is a place with a generous variety of teas and coffee. You can try them all and buy anything you like. You will taste all types of delicious coffee. It is simply an instant coffee with so many flavors: hazelnut, cappuccino, late, white coffee, tiramisu coffee, chocolate, chocolate with mint, chocolate with strawberry, etc.

We will then head to the Penang famous Asam Laksa located just 5 minutes away from Kek Lok Si temple. Living up to Penang's esteemed street food cred, this stall is hugely popular for its authentic assam laksa. Situated next to Air Itam market, each bowl is stuffed with thick rice noodles and fresh vegetables before topping off with spicy mackerel based soup and a dollop of shrimp paste. Our next stop - Kek Lok Si Temple is one of the largest Buddhist Temples in South East Asia. It is also known as the temple of Ten Thousand Buddha. The 7-Tier Pagoda of 10,000 Buddha which dominates the temple, is influenced by the architecture styles of the Thais, Burmese and Chinese. A beautiful bronze statue of the Goddess of Mercy overlooks the temple.

Our final stop - New Lane Hawker Center remains a favourite amongst locals and some tourists. Along the stretch of road is every offering of all the food that has come to be associated with Penang, and arguably, the best variations of each of these delicacies; especially notable ones include the pork intestines porridge, the chee cheong fun, the apom manis and the roasted chicken wing and drum stick.

  • Lorong Selamat No. 1 Char Koay Teow
  • Chew Jetty
  • Penang Road Famous Chendol
  • Local Products Shopping
  • Penang Famous Asam Laksa
  • Kek Lok Si Temple
  • New Lane Hawker Center

Tour Charges


  • English-speaking driver-cum guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle


  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks


  • Adult - RM120 Nett per pax
  • Child - RM100 Nett per pax


Approximately 5 hours

  • Minimum 2 person
  • Tour starts at 3pm and ends at 8pm everyday