Top 3 must try local Penang food
Exploring local Penang food one plate at a time
Wonton Noodles (Wantan Mee)
Wonton noodles also known as Wantan Mee is a noodle dish of Cantonese origin, however, Malaysia offers a different variation of the dish, with different states having different versions of the dish. The Malaysian version differs from the original in having slices of char siu (roast pork) added to the dish, as well as the possibility of the soup and wontons in a separate bowl, the noodles being served relatively dry, dressed with oyster sauce, and garnished with chopped spring onions. Some stalls include deep-fried wontons in the dry versions as well. It is a must-try if you are visiting Penang!
Nasi lemak is Malaysia's national dish originating in Malay cuisine that consists of fragrant rice cooked in coconut milk and pandan leaf. It also usually comes with hard-boiled eggs, cucumbers, anchovies, and peanuts.
Penang Assam Laksa is a noodle dish in spicy fish broth topped with various shredded vegetables. The broth is seasoned with sour Asam (tamarind) to give it a uniquely sour and savory flavor.