Ho Chiak in Penang

Ho Chiak in Penang

Foods are literally everywhere around the streets in Penang. Gear up your foot to explore some of theses foods around Penang.
Khaw Han Chung
Khaw Han Chung

Penang is not lack of cafes and every places could serve pretty similar items on the menu. But this place at Bayan Lepas that just opened recently has something unique in their menu.

Kōyō Coffee at The One inspired by the Japanese snacks, while serving coffee and tea as well.

I don’t think that’s many cafes in Penang that serve dango and mochi.

The dango is pretty similar to what I have tried back in Japan. Every order of dango comes in 2 skewers, which you can choose different topping. I love the goma and matcha.

As for the Isobe Yaki Mochi, it is a pan fried potato mochi coated with sweet soy sauce.

For the drink, I recommend this refreshing Koyo Lemonade with espresso shot.

Continue searching for some of the decent seafood restaurants in Penang, and this place at Batu Lanchang is also popular among the locals.

記得來三定海鮮大排檔 or Ji De Lai San Ding (JDLSD) Seafood Stall is hidden in a housing estate, but always full house and many people would made their reservation prior.

Famous for their fresh seafood that sourced from the sea naturally, and not from fish farm.

Their dishes are available in different cooking style which you can choose from.

Many people would come to Penang to try the Nyonya foods here. There’s a few really good Nyonya restaurants here and Winn’s Cafe at Pulau Tikus is consider one of the best.

We came on weekday night and could see groups of people constantly coming in to have their dinner here.

They served authentic Nyonya foods here including some of the dishes we ordered, such as Nasi Ulam, Kerabu Kacang Botol, Otak-otak, Chicken Lor Bak and Cincaluk Pork.

Very popular among the locals for the nasi campur from Kedai Makanan Lidiana in this food court.

Which you should passby when on the way to Batu Ferringhi, just located opposite the floating mosque at Tanjung Bungah.

Lots of choice to choose from, which you can pick anything you want. Don’t miss out trying their ayam kicap (fried chicken in dark sauce).

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One of the popular seafood restaurants you can find in Jelutong, Penang.

You can ask for their recommendations when making order, they are much willing to share with you.

Here we have the cereal prawn, deep fried sotong, Teochew style steamed fish and sweet potato leaves.

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This food stall is located roadside along Jalan Raja Uda in mainland, recognised by the Michelin Guide. Misai Mee Jawa constantly attracting the locals during the day.

Most people came here for their signature mee jawa, which is something unique. Topped with a crispy biscuits on the top of wet noodle. The soup is something between sweet, sour and spicy. Very simple meal but comforting and light.

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Also featured as Michelin Guide’s Bib Gourmand, this popular food stall is located at the mainland side of Penang.

Ming Qing used to be just a food stall on the road side, before moving to current location with tables and seats.

What made this place unique is the use of duck egg to fry their char kway teow here. The taste is definitely stronger and don’t forget to add the fried duck egg as well.

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Listed as one of the places in Michelin Guide's Bib Gourmand, Rasa Rasa at George Town is where you could get some decent local style of breakfast meals.

Their pandan nasi lemak is something very unique for their offerings of ingredients.

Lots of items on just one plate here, which you would get pretty full after that.


Can’t believe this place has been situated quietly at a corner of Straits Quay for more than 10 years already, and they still going strong by providing the best of coffee from around the world.

They have filter coffee from a different regions here, which I gotten the one from Yolan Tirta Tombang, Sullawesi, Indonesia.

The flavour is natural process with passion fruit, pineapple and lychee. So you would expect a bit of sour side.

This Japanese restaurant has a long history in Penang, and it is popular among the locals.

They served valuable set lunch and dinner like this one. The special lunch bento comes with unagi, chicken teriyaki, fried vegetables and sashimi.

So basically you get to taste everything in one bento. The set also includes chawanmushi, miso soup and sliced fruits.

When you visit the Kuan Yin Temple, you would find this cafe directly opposite it.

A cozy cafe with air-conditioned space downstair and open air upstair, serving brunch and coffee.

Definitely a good spot to rest and chill after making your pray at the temple.

This street already start getting busy as the sun rise up, with people swarming this street to grab their breakfast.

Lot of options already start opening in the morning, and one of them would be this standalone porridge shop called the Chok Kee.

Chok Kee sell pork intestine, peanut and century egg version of porridges. If you acceptable for pork intestines, you would love their fried one on the top.

Generous ingredients in the porridge and full of taste.

Distance never stop me from hunting for good foods around the world.

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