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Heritage Food and Fun Tours in Penang

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George Town, Malaysia
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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 2 more

Overview

Explore Penang’s vibrant cuisine on a morning or afternoon tour of markets and cafes with a local, food-loving guide. This 3-hour, small-group tour includes 10 tastings and starts at a central location in Penang, and is the perfect introduction to the best things to eat and drink in a Malaysian culinary crossroads.
  • 3-hour, small-group Penang food tour
  • Tour includes 10 tastings for a full meal
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Instant Confirmation
Food sampling
Friendly guide
Local taxes
Air-conditioned vehicle
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

1: Church Of Immaculate Conception, 10350 George Town, Penang, Malaysia
2: Ban Heang 萬香餅家, 245 & 247, Jln Penang, George Town, 10000 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

Return Details

1: Secret's Kitchen, 3, Pasar Chowrasta, Georgetown, 10000 George Town, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
2: Penang Little India, Lebuh Pasar, George Town, 10450 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Make your way to a central location in Penang city, where you’ll meet a local guide and small group for a morning or afternoon food tour of the city.

If you’ve joined a morning tour, walk to the Penang wet market to see stands piled high with fresh fruits and vegetables, and learn the basic ingredients of Penang cuisine. Morning tour tastings include a variety of local breakfast dishes alongside seasonal fruits and drinks, as you make your way from popular destinations to hidden local eateries. Come hungry for this tour, as your 10 food and drink samples make up a hearty lunch.

Evening tours kick off at 5pm, and guests enjoy a full dinner spread across four tasting locations, including local dishes, seasonal fruits, and drinks. The evening tour wraps up in an atmospheric café with drinks and music, and participants in both tours will bring home a goodie bag stuffed with some ‘must-try’ foodie gifts.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Chew Jetty
Visit one of the living testimony of Chinese settlement by the coast of Penang.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Little India - Penang
Experience one of our unique diverse cultures through Penang's South Indian cuisine
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infant is free of charge provided they do not occupy a seat
  • This tour is non-alcoholic
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
  • OPERATED BY DelishAsia

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Heritage Food and Fun Tours in Penang?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers.

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Traveler Tips


  • "We started eating right away, so definitely skip breakfast on this day."
  • "We highly recommend this tour, thanks again to Lily for making it very special." See review

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This tour is a must for anyone...
Mary M
, May 2018
This tour is a must for anyone visiting Penang! It was definitely one of the highlights during my week visit to the island. Joy is a fabulous tour guide. She's extremely knowledgable of the history of the local cuisine and culture and makes sure you and your belly finish the tour fully satisfied.
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Joy , who is a Singaporean who moved...
martin m
, Mar 2018
Joy , who is a Singaporean who moved to Malaysia 6 yrs ago, was very knowledgeable and was able to pick us up and drop us off from the ship. We had an off the beaten track foodie tour of breakfast / brunch foods including Char koay teoh, oyster omelette, chendol, Assam laksa, ban Chiang Kuei, Hokkien noodles, curry noodles. We travelled in her car, suitable for max 3 people, with good aircon. We saw some of the local sights and heard about the differences in history and culture of the Malaysians. A very enjoyable morning 9-1pm.
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My wife and I went on the evening...
jnorrissmall
, Jan 2018
My wife and I went on the evening food tour on 27 December and it was absolutely fantastic. Lily was a great host and had amazing local knowledge which really brought the food to life. It was great to learn about the multicultural background to all of the different dishes and to try them from the best local stalls that we never would have found on our own. We even got to try an extra couple of local specialities not usually included on the tour which was amazing. We highly recommend this tour, thanks again to Lily for making it very special.
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Joy was a fantastic guide...
Linda W
, Dec 2017
Joy was a fantastic guide. Thoughtful, interesting and really knew her subject matter. Good contact prior to tour to make sure it met our needs. Saw and tasted a lot of things we would have missed out on if we tried to find food ourselves. The car and the driver were also excellent. I would highly recommend it.
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One of the highlights of the trip...
Aegina B
, Nov 2017
One of the highlights of the trip. Good guide, authentic food and informative narration about culture -- What's not to like?
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This tour was the absolute highlight...
paula.michaels1
, Aug 2017
This tour was the absolute highlight of my visit to Penang. Lily was so personable, knowledgable, and generous of mind and spirit. There was a bit of a mixup and she was very accommodating. As someone travelling alone, this was a great way to meet people, to get a different perspective, and to get a little glimpse of an insider's view. I cannot recommend it highly enough. If i go back I might very well do it again!
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It was a wonderful experience. It is...
Dennis L
, Apr 2017
It was a wonderful experience. It is not about just eating the best food, it is also about the learning the history of why the food became what it is and how it is linked to the history Penang's history and culture. It is a must try if you love food, culture and history! You will not regret it.
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What a great tour around the sights...
Flora
, Jan 2017
What a great tour around the sights of Georgetown tasting the local street food. Our guide was extremely friendly, organised and well versed on the history of Georgetown and the food delights. Suits tourists of all ages, there is some walking involved but you are transferred through to each destination in an air conditioned car. The tour was customised to what we enjoyed eating and the guide was very flexible and accommodating to our tastes. Lovely little touch at the end with a gift which was a pleasant surprise. Definitely worth doing especially as an introduction to the town itself.

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