George Town was ranked 3rd in 2012 by Virtual Tourist for having the Best Street Food.
George Town was ranked in CNN Go's Asia's 10 Greatest Street Food Cities in 2012.
George Town was ranked 12th in the New York Times' Frugal and Food Category in 2009.
Penang Assam Laksa was ranked 7th in CNN’s World’s 50 Most Delicious Foods in 2011.
Time Magazine when awarding Penang as the Best Street Food is Asia in 2004 cited, "nowhere else can such great tasting food be so cheap".
During the Indian Muslim Culture Celebration 2011, 30 tea acrobats took turns to display their showmanship for 10 hours non-stop and earned themselves in the Malaysia Book of Records!
The longest chain of Roti Canai – 400 metres long from 2,786 pieces – was created during the George Town Festival 2012, making it into the Malaysia Book of Records!
The largest “Teh Tarik” cup is 7 feet high and 4.5 feet in diametre, and can hold 8,000 cups using 1,000 cans of Dairy Champ Sweetened Beverage Creamer and 30 kg of tea leaves!
"Nasi Kandar" an Indian Muslim dish originated from Penang on the streets where the hawkers would trek through dusty streets, bearing baskets of food and rice hanging from a yoke across his shoulders. The yoke was called "kandar" in Malay.
Ice cream connoisseurs will be fascinated at Malaysia’s unique "Coconut Shake" which is available in many stalls in Melaka.
Old Town White Coffee is the largest kopitiam restaurant chain in Malaysia. Its main headquarters is in Ipoh, Perak.