Sawara Restaurant is located in a corner shop house along busy Burma Road in Pulau Tikus area. Their highlights are fish steamboat and homemade Yong Tau Fu where the fish paste is made from mackerel fish. 

    Features: Chinese Cuisines – Steamboat & Yong Tau Foo

    Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday

    11:00am – 10:00pm

    Tel: 04 2260516

    Address: 393 Jalan Burmah, 10350 Penang, Malaysia.



    Near to the intersection of Campbell Street and Carnavon Street in Penang, is the Campbell Street Market. In the morning especially during weekends, this wet market is very crowded. Busy atmosphere prevails by the stalls selling vegetables and hawkers pedaling their food along one side of the market building. Do check out the Lum Mee & Curry Mee at this place

    Features: Street food.

    Curry Mee Stall

    They serve Curry Mee concocted with rich spicy broth, big prawns, bean curd puffs and bean sprouts garnished with plenty of fresh mint leaves. The vendor also serves clear qing tang mee (clear noodle soup) with smooth koay teow, the stall is basically flanked with five metal tables. The stall is partially hidden from the road by the plastic canvas shielding the facing morning sun.

    Lum Mee Stall

    Some steps away from the Curry Mee stall, is another stall selling Lum Mee, commonly known as birthday noodle. This noodle is traditionally served at birthdays. Lum Mee is yellow noodles in clear flavorful chicken soup garnished with big prawns, omelette strips, bean sprouts, shallots and lots of coriander leaves. The noodle is best eaten with the spicy sambal.

    Opening Hours: Daily

    Around 7:00am to 12:00 noon

    Both stalls open daily except Monday and every first and 15th day of the lunar calendar.

    GPS Coordinates : N 05 41677   E100 33575



    Chulia Street in Penang is known for its budget hotels and tasty inexpensive meals, invariably is a dining destination both locals and tourists enjoy immensely. At night, a section of the road is lined with stalls selling a wide array of street food. Do not make your choice immediately, browse through every stalls and check out what’s on offer.

    Features: Street food – Curry Noodles, Wan-ton Noodles, Hainanese Satay, Hokkien-style fried Noodles, Prawn Mee and Lor bak (meat rolls), Savoury Snacks and Sweet Pancakes are all within reach

    Opening Hours: Daily

    Around 7:30pm to 11:30pm

    GPS Coordinates: 5.418146   100.336584



    Fancy indulging in Hainanese cuisine in Penang? At the Yeng Keng Cafe & Bar in Yeng Keng Hotel, a heritage boutique hotel on Chulia Street at the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage City of George Town; you get to savour a wide selection of classic Hainanese dishes.

    Features: Western & Hainanese Cuisine

    Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday

    8:30am – 10:30am (Breakfast)   & 12pm – 10pm (Lunch & Dinner)

    Tel: 04-262 2177

    Address: Yeng Keng Café & Bar, Yeng Keng Hotel, 362 Chulia Street, 10200 Penang. Malaysia.


  • YOONG KEE EATING SHOP (Bukit Mertajam)

    In Bukit Mertajam, there are many tai-chow shops and one of them serves simple and robust Teochew food is Yoong Kee Eating Shop. This is one of the oldest Teochew restaurants around town, located in Jalan Pasar (Market Street) and has been operating for over 60 years. 

    Features: Chinese Cuisines - authentic teochew food

    Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday

    11am – 3pm and 6pm – 10pm

    Tel: 04-530 2296

    Address: Yoong Kee Eating Shop, 207 Cheok Sah Square, Jalan Pasar, Bukit Mertajam, Seberang Prai. Penang. Malaysia.

    GPS Coordinates : N5 2145.6   E100 2738.7



    A nice cozy restaurant serving Malaysian, French and simple Japanese dishes. They have a good selection of pancakes and soufflé for tea and a nice selection of house coffees. An ideal place to treat your overseas friends with simple and tasty food.

    Features: Malaysian & Asian food

    Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday

    12:00pm – 10:00pm

    Tel: 04- 226 7818

    Address: Persiaran Gurney, 10250 Penang, Malaysia

    GPS: 5.434453 , 100.314887


    This is one of the oldest Teochew restaurants in Penang, they serve traditional teochew steamboat lighted up with charcoal (instead of gas or electric stove). You will get to savour vegetables. tofu, meat, mushrooms, meat balls, quail eggs, prawns, fish and others all seasoned with their marinated thick broth. If you are passing by Penang, you must try this.

    Features: Traditional Chinese Cuisines – Steamboats

    Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday (closed every alternate Mondays)

    11:00am – 3:00pm & 5:30pm – 9:30pm

    Tel: 04-261 5811

    Address: No 59-A, Kimberly Street, 10100 Penang. Georgetown. Malaysia.



    Kerala cuisines are mixed blend of rich spices, aromas and colours. Fresh spices of pepper, cardamom, cloves, turmeric, cinnamon, ginger, mustard seeds, chilies and curry leaves are just some of the countless of spices used in the food preparation in the kitchen of Passions of Kerala. Here the banana leaf rice is served with an assortment of vegetable dishes as well as other popular curries and fried chicken, squid and fish.

    Features: Indian Cuisines – Banana Leaf Rice

    Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday

    11:30am – 3:30pm & 6:00pm – 10:00pm

    Tel: 04-227 2550

    Address: Passions of Kerala (New World Park Outlet) 102 Lot C3, New World Park, Jalan Burma, 10050 Georgetown. Penang. Malaysia.

    2 outlets in Penang.



    This colonial coffee shop is in Penang most reputed hotel (that stood well over a century), you can safely say – is one of Penang's coveted eateries, offers a wide selection of local & international fare.

    Features: Local and International Cuisine

    Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday

    10:00am - 11.00pm  

    Tel: 04-222 2000

    Address: Eastern & Oriental Hotel, 10 Farquhar Street, Georgetown, Penang Island 10200, Malaysia.



    A specialty known as the famous night-time Duck Koay Chiap (stewed duck) in Kimberley Street, Penang. It is a stall by the roadside located just a few shops down from Restaurant Goh Huat Seng. The proprietor, Mr Por has been been serving Koay Chiap for almost 33 years in this usual selling spot.  Besides the above ingredients, they also prepare their own stewed eggs, the chili paste and fried garlic, plus other add-on’s

    Features: Chinese Cuisines - Street food

    Opening Hours: around 6.45pm, sells right through 11pm (Closed on Thursday)

    Address: On Carnovan Street, turn left into Kimberley Street. Pass by Restaurant Goh Huat Seng. It is around 200 metres down the road.

    GPS Coordinates: N05°24’58.4″   E100°19’58.4″