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Penang – City of Food and Culture

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We were excited to come to Penang, mainly because of its reputation for great street food. Anyone we’d spoken to or anything we’d read online raved about the hawker stalls and food courts. And it hasn’t let us down. Compared to street food elsewhere in Asia this place is on another level. We have also made a new discovery…the joy…

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Nasi Lemak

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We couldn’t leave Penang without trying Malaysia’s national dish, Nasi Lemak. Traditionally eaten for breakfast and often seen wrapped in banana leaf parcels in food courts and on the the street.

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Tandoori Chicken @ Little India, Penang

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Little India in Georgetown is a lively, vibrant neighbourhood with some fantastic food options. Walking down the road we saw this guy come out of the butchers with a large bowl of marinated chicken and it looked so good we decided to follow him to his restaurant.

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Char Koay Teow

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Just down the road from our hotel is Kimberly Street, where in the evening dozens of Hawkers set up their stalls. Right outside Sin Guat Keong Coffee Shop is a Char Koay Teow stall – rice noodles fried up with shrimp, egg, beansprouts and chilli. I have to say this was the tastiest noodle dish I’ve had the entire time…

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Getting Curried Away In Penang!

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We arrived in Penang about 2 hours ago and headed out straight away to sample some of its famous cuisine. We stumbled upon a Nasi Kandar restaurant called Hameediyah just five minutes from our hotel. The staff were super friendly and helpful, with loads of recommendations and taking us into the kitchen to sample some of the curries first!

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