Travel: Penang 🇲🇾

Travel: Penang 🇲🇾

Featuring Penang Road Famous Teochew Chendul (Penang Road), Swee Kong Coffee Shop (瑞江茶室), Pitt Street Koay Teow Th'ng (椰腳粿條湯), Tiger Char Koay Teow (老虎炒粿条), Durian Haven (Lebuh Armenian), Bisu Laksa (哑巴叻沙)
Wei Zhi Chiang
Wei Zhi Chiang

Loved the superbly well balanced and drinkable Assam laksa broth here from Laksa Bisu! Flavours were more layered and not overwhelmed by the added prawn paste. They are located in Air Itam Market Food Court (fab stalls here btw!), just across the street from the more famous spot 🙊. We tried both and much preferred this! Noodles were more springy and the bowl came with a generous portion of vegetables and mackerel.

📍哑巴叻沙 Bisu Laksa
Annex Pasar Air Itam
Air Itam Market Annex Food Court
🕙 10am to 5pm Daily


Ordering is fuss free, just let them know what you’d like and if you want to exclude/add on any toppings. Though not exceptional, it was still quite a nice dessert to slurp down in the heat. We enjoyed the lightly sweetened kidney beans but would have liked more ice and gula melaka.

If you’re eating in, you can choose to have it in Joo Hooi Cafe or bring your bowl and walk 2 stalls down to the stall’s own eating space (indicated by a green shelter).

📍Penang Road Famous Teochew Chendul
27 & 29 Lebuh Keng Kwee, 10100 Georgetown, Penang
🕥 10.30am to 7pm on Mondays to Fridays, 10am to 7.30pm on Weekends


This is one super legit durian soft serve! We easily had 4 in our 4 days trip. 🙊 Apparently they use a mix of D24 and Mao Shan Wang durians here without extra artificial flavouring or colouring. Love that the swirls were creamy and fragrant without being too sweet. It was a great treat in the hot weather!

PS. If it’s on the way, pop by the stall along Chew Jetty instead of the one at Armenian Street for a way more generous portion!

📍Durian Haven
Armenian: 16 Lebuh Armenian, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang
🕘 9am to 7pm Daily, Closed on Wednesdays

📍Durian Haven
Chew Jetty: Weld Quay, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang
🕘 9am to 7pm Daily


Was contemplating if we should get this, and glad that we went ahead. The stall is famous for their handmade eel fishballs and pork balls, but we preferred their comfortingly light broth and springy kway teow more. In their cheapest 5RM bowl, you’ll get 3 eel fishballs, minced pork slice and bits of duck meat. The broth is not the most flavourful, but the fried shallots and pork lard were a fragrant addition to the sweet base.

This was also the start of my kway teow soup craze in Penang - lots of good ones around and the fav so far is from a stall in Air Itam Market Annex Food Court! 😂

📍椰脚粿条汤 Pitt Street Koay Teow Soup
183 Lebuh Carnarvon, 10100 George Town, Penang
🕗 8am to 2pm Daily, Closed on Tuesdays


I know these look like ordinary plain pancakes but they were sooooo damn good. I assure you that you’ll quickly and easily wolf them all down! Two of us went with 3 for a start but went back for another 2. I would have gone for more if I wasn’t trying to save more stomach space for other food!

Mr Ravi’s apoms are painstakingly done in claypots over a charcoal fire. It results in these toasty, fluffy and lightly sweetened pieces that were so nicely crisped around the edges. They are very worth to wake up early for!

The stalls around this coffeeshop all seemed pretty popular. We were there around 8.30am and wanted to get a bowl of Hokkien mee (prawn noodles) but we were a step too slow and missed it to the lady in front of us! Be sure to come earlier if you’d like a full breakfast here.

📍Ravi’s Apom Manis
瑞江茶室 Kedai Kopi Swee Kong
Pulau Tikus, 10450 George Town, Penang
🕕 6am to 9am Daily, Closed on Thursdays


The aroma attracted us to get a plate but sadly, the flavour didn’t quite match up. While the big prawns were fresh and the wok hei was very strong, it was surprisingly under seasoned. 😔 Do note that if you’re eating in, it’s a must to get at least a drink or pay an additional 0.40RM.

📍Tiger Char Koay Teow 老虎炒粿條
Kafe Ping Hooi
179 Lebuh Carnarvon Georgetown, 10450 George Town, Pulau Pinang
🕗 8am to 2.30pm Daily


All is good with a cup of hot matcha latte 🍵✨ IG @cweizhi

What To Read Next

Beyond Deals: Mouthwatering Desserts
Beyond Deals: Mouthwatering Desserts Craving something sweet? Explore these well-known spots offering delicious sweet treats with #BurppleBeyond deals!
Wok and Roll: Unleash the Flavour with Burpple Beyond's Black Friday Promotion +$30 Wok Master voucher!
Wok and Roll: Unleash the Flavour with Burpple Beyond's Black Friday Promotion +$30 Wok Master voucher! Elevate your dining game with Burpple this Black Friday!
Beyond Deals: Good for Groups
Beyond Deals: Good for Groups On the lookout for group-friendly places where you can savour delicious food and drinks? Dive into these eateries with #BurppleBeyond deals!
Beyond Deals: Healthier Choice
Beyond Deals: Healthier Choice Looking for a healthier option when it comes to food? Explore these delicious eateries with #BurppleBeyond deals!