Ken's List- Best Eateries/Food in Penang

For my readers' convenience, I will be doing a list on some of my favorite restaurants but do note that the list will be changing from time to time. The list below doesn't arrange in any particular orders (meaning they are random) but blog links will be provided as well. The list will include restaurants based in Penang ONLY

24-Hour Food Guide- Ken's Version.


A List of Ken's Favorite Bakeries


1) Sarkies @ E&O Hotel, Penang. - For the wide variety of dishes offered.

2) Wine & Dine Buffet Dinner @ E&O Hotel Penang- For the free flow of Wines/ Beers.

3) Ramadhan Buffet Dinner @ Eastin Hotel Penang. - Really impressive buffet spread.

4) Seaside Barbecue Buffet @ Shangri-La's Resort and Spa - Fresh and well-cooked Seafood.

Chinese Stir-Fry/ Chu Char:

1) Zi Zai Restaurant @ Paya Terubong, Penang. - Cheap and good food.

2) Law Chang Kee @ Nibong Tebal, Penang. - Crab Porridge and Blanched Octopus.

3) Dragon Phoenix Seafood @ Farlim, Penang. - Fast service and decent food quality.

4) Quan Zhou @ Sungai Pinang, Penang. - Good Oyster Noodles and Prawn Fritters

5) Bee Chin Heong Lao Fang Zi @ Kimberley Street, Penang. - Private Kitchen with Solid menu


1) Sweet-I Dessert House @ Lip Sin, Penang. - Local Desserts.

2) Joez Coconut Jelly @ Dato Keramat Road, Penang. - ONLY for its Coconut Jelly.

3) Miam Miam Cafe @ Gurney Paragon Mall, Penang. - ONLY for its French Toasts.

4) Plaque Noire Dessert and Cocktail - Artisan Desserts

Dim Sum:

1) Chaw Choon Dim Sum @ Raja Uda, Penang.

2) Maxim Dim Sum @ Komtar Walk, Penang.

3) Grand Imperial Restaurant @ The TOP, Komtar, Penang.

French Cuisine:

1) Farquhar Mansion @ Mission Place, Lebuh Farquhar, Penang.

Hainanese Cuisine:

1) Khoon Pastry House @ Argyll Road, Georgetown, Penang.

Italian Cuisine:

1) Lunarich Pasta & Pizza @ One Precinct, Bayan Baru, Penang. *Only for its Pasta, particularly Vongole*

2) Via Pre @ Weld Quay, Penang.

3) Yin's Sourdough Pizza @ Wisma Yeap Chor Ee, Penang.

Japanese Cuisine:

1) Edo Ichi Japanese Restaurant @ Island Plaza, Penang.

2) Iso Gin @ Vantage Desiran Tanjung.

3) J Garden @ Bayan Bay, Penang.

4) Kaze Japanese Restaurant @ Icon City, Penang.

5) Tummy Bowl @ Elit Avenue, Penang.

6) Ippudo Ramen @ Gurney Plaza, Penang.

Local Specialties:

3) Ah Wang Toast @ Tanjung Bungah, Penang. - Kaya Butter Toast.

8) Beef Koay Teow Soup @ Batu Lanchang, Penang. - Beef Koay Teow.

9) Million Loh Mee @ Farlim, Penang. - Loh Mee.

10) Hong Kong Egg Noodles @ Jalan Aziz Ibrahim, Penang - Wan Ton Mee.

11) Pitt Street Koay Teow Th'ng (椰脚粿条汤) @ Carnavon Street, Georgetown, Penang.- Koay Teow Th'ng.

12) Mee Goreng @ Pulau Tikus, Penang. - Mee Goreng with Wok Hei.

13) Mimi's Coffee House @ Macalister Road, Penang. - Nasi Ulam and Assam Pedas.

14) Hou Mei Yuan Pan Mee @ Taman Bukit Jambul, Penang. - Pan Mee.

15) Assam Laksa/ Siamese Laksa @ Balik Pulau, Penang. - Assam Laksa and Siamese Laksa.

16) Penang Cendol @ Macalister Lane, Penang. - Cheap and Good Penang Cendol.

17) Penang Char Koay Teow @ Carnavon Street, Penang. - Check out the gigantic Prawns.

18) Ah Leong Assam Laksa @ Raja Uda, Butterworth, Penang. - Spicy and Sour Assam Laksa with Prawn Crackers.

19) Tai Wah Wanton Mee @ Argyll Road, Penang. - Old School Wanton Mee.

20)  Laksalicious @ Hutton Lane, Penang. - Spectacular Assam Laksa.

21) Nasi 7 Benua @ Koo Boo Cafe, Sungai Ara, Penang. - Aplenty choices for Curries.

22) Famous Fish Head Curry @ Juru, Penang. - Seafood Curry Treasure in a pot.

23) Maria Wanton Mee @ Burmah Road, Penang. - Old School Wanton Mee

24) Kim Leng Loh Mee @ Jelutong, Penang. - Famous Loh Mee at Jelutong area.

25) Sai Toh Lim Koay Teow Th'ng @ Butterworth, Penang. - Koay Teow Th'ng at Raja Uda.

26) GO Noodle House @ Gurney Plaza Penang- lip-smacking seafood broth with slurpilicious noodles

27) Roti Bakar Kacang Phool @ Tanjung Tokong Penang- addictive Mexican-influenced dip with crispy-fluffy Toast

28) Ah Gu Pan Mee @ Abu Siti Lane Penang- must try their Pan Mee cooked with Clams

29) Nasi Melayu Cafe Pinggiran Laut @ Batu Maung Penang- good variety of Malay Rice dishes

30) May Fong Ipoh Chicken @ Butterworth Penang- delicious poached Chicken

31) Ipoh Oon Kee @ Lebuh Aceh, Penang.

Nyonya Cuisine:

1) Ivy's Nyonya Kitchen @ Chow Thye Road, Penang.

2) Moh Teng Pheow @ Jalan Masjid, Penang.

3) Aunty Anne True Penang Cuisine @ Macalister Lane, Penang.

4) Baba Phang @ Sri Bahari Road, Penang.

Spanish Cuisine:

1) El Faro Tapas Bar & Wine @ Burmah Road, Penang.


1) Eam Huat Charcoal Steamboat @ Batu Lanchang, Penang. - Charcoal Steamboat.

2) Sawara Steamboat @ Pulau Tikus, Penang.

Sze Chuan Cuisine:

1) Hong La Jiao Steamboat @ Burmah Road, Penang.

2) Red Courtyard @ King Street, Penang. 

Taiwan Cuisine:

1) 600CC Taiwanese Restaurant @ Tesco E Gate, Penang. - ONLY for its Beef Noodles.

Thai Cuisine:

1) Khunthai @ Teluk Kumbar, Penang.

2) Little Thai @ Midlands Park, Penang.

3) Charcoal House @ Victoria Street, Penang.

Western Dishes:

1) No Eyed Deer @ Prima Tanjung, Penang. - Caveman's Platter/ Mixed Grill.

2) Georgetown Wines @ Leith Street, Penang.  - The best Prime Rib and Churros in Penang.

3) What The Duck Restaurant @ Nagore Road, Penang. - Try their Duck Confit and Sizzling Brownie with Salted Egg Ice Cream.

4) Naughty Nuri's Warung @ Burmah Road, Penang.- Unique but delicate Pork Ribs. 

5) EU Cuisine @ Rangoon Road, Penang.

6) A.Maze Omakase Fusion Cuisine @ Nagore Square, Penang.- Amazing Omakase experience with unbeatable price tag

7) Gen @ Georgetown, Penang.

8) Emily Steakhouse- Good Steak

9) Steak Frites 23

10) White Smoke Grill and Bar

11) Hutton 133 Butchery 

Vegetarian Eateries:

1 comment:

  1. We happen to meet a great people there and started to chat with them and drink w/them too. I had a great time here, glad we found this place by accident. Will definitely come to this LA venue again as anyone will make this a regular spot easily.