The Best Street Food To Try In Penang, Malaysia

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While history lovers flock to Beijing and beach lovers head to Bali, foodies delight in the incredible array of dining available in Penang, Malaysia. In addition the collection of 5* restaurants, you will find some of the most delicious street food in the whole of Asia.

Here are some treats you ought to keep an eye out for.

Char Koay Teow 

Char Koay Teow is one of the most famous street food dishes in Penang. You will have no trouble finding it and it’s essentially rice noodles in pork fat and soy sauce with fluffy egg and Chinese sausage. It’s more delicious than it sounds.

Crispy Duck 

You can get crispy duck in many places but the crispy duck in Penang is some of the best. Malaysia takes a lot of influence from China and this dish is what true cultural harmony tastes like.

Oh Chien

Oh Chien is an oyster omelet and if you ask for either, they will know what you mean. The oysters are fried in egg and rice flour then embellished with an array of delicious spices and herbs.


Naan is an obvious dish for people who aren’t overly familiar with Indian food. Regardless, we swear by the naan in Little India, which is arguably some of the best in the world.


Murtabak is pan-fried flatbread which you can get plain or stuffed with meats. It’s cheap, cheerful and delicious.