Experience a world of Asian flavors on this 3-hour culinary walking tour in Penang. Visit local coffee shops, spice markets and food vendors with your guide. Admire stalls bursting with fresh fruit, seafood and vegetables, and sample delicious local delicacies such as prawn fritters and rice cooked in coconut milk. Listen as your guide sheds light on Penang’s street-food culture and visit the city’s oldest Indian Muslim restaurant. Numbers are limited to a maximum of 12 people on this small-group tour, to ensure a personalized experience with your guide.
3-hour walking tour of Penang street food, led by an expert guide
Stop at famed food spots and savor more than a dozen tastings of traditional Malay, Chinese and Indian cuisine
Visit one of Penang’s oldest Chinese coffee shops and Indian Muslim restaurants for a sense of the city’s diversity
Learn about the preparation of authentic Penang dishes like flat rice noodles, prawn fritters and deep-fried pork rolls
Bite into Southeast Asian fruits, such as mouthwatering rambutan and mangosteen, at a produce market
Explore old city streets and learn about Penang’s preserved heritage sites
Visit a Penang market to purchase treats to take back home
What a fabulous tour! Our guide, Po Lian, was highly knowledgeable and explained everything in a friendly and interesting way. We got to try a huge number of different and delicious things, from noodle dishes to fish and meats, fruits, drinks and desserts. She was able to accommodate my food allergies and made sure that I could eat everything. I was in Penang for 2 weeks before taking this tour, and wasn't finding food this good - and never would have stumbled upon these places myself. I would highly recommend this tour -- but don't eat breakfast beforehand, and bring your appetite!
Best to do this tour with an appetite as there is plenty to taste. Tour guide, Kevin, was a friendly chap who explained the name and composition of various dishes tasted. We sat in amongst locals chatting noisily and I sampled various dishes that I otherwise would not have eaten if not on the tour. We walked though a big covered market area with folk selling fresh fruit, vegetables, noodles, fish and meat. Very noisy and busy. It was great! Bought a small bag of fresh ground coffee and a bag of Penang 'white coffee'. Something to do with how it is roasted I think. At the end of the tour I saw oysters being fried as a kind of omelette. Found my way back in the evening to sample. Delicious!!! Really enjoyed this tour, was fun.
Our guide was friendly and informative and took us through the city so we could sample the local food. By the end of the tour we could not eat another thing. The meeting point was easy to find, and though we were walking for the entire tour, we stopped at numerous places to sample the food and drink. Our guide had even brought wither her small plastic bowls so we could share some of the dishes easily! Would definitely recommend.
If you are a first time visitor to Penang, as we were, this small group tour is the best introduction to the diverse food styles and flavours found particularly in the Georgetown area. We tasted, Malaysian, Indian and Chinese influenced dishes from lor bak to murtabak, noodles, soups and a cooling coconut milk dessert, plus delicious sweet PoPiah filled with crushed peanuts. Our guide Junie was very well informed about the food treasures of Penang. She considered other group members food preferences and sensitivities with care and diplomacy. My partner and I ate everything offered and were not disappointed! Junie guided us safely through the unpredictable traffic and some uneven pavements which was a real help. She shared her knowledge and enthusiasm generously. This is an unmissable experience. Don't eat breakfast if you are on a morning tour!
The day of our tour it was just my wife and I and our outstanding guide, Junne, was waiting for us upon arrival. She spoke perfect English and took us through a wide range of activities until we could not eat or walk any further. Not only was she super knowledgeable about the fact of and restaurants of Penang but she gave us terrific tips about where to go and what to do on the island.mi could not recommend the tour higher. Sorry if I misspelled our guides name, her business card is safely filed away in my suitcase to recommend to my friends and clients.