- Foodie tour of George Town, Penang
- Try Indian food, Malay food, Chinese food, Peranakan food of George Town
- An authentic local experience, eat like a local
- Local guide
- Meals and beverages (except alcoholic drinks)
- Any amount of people can join.
A visit to a Country can’t be complete without a taste of its local food and this is truer than ever for Malaysia, a country with one of the most rich and diverse cuisines in the World. Malaysian food really stands out in places that have been an historical crossroad of peoples and cultures, such as George Town, Penang, the original outpost of the British settlements in the area, who later developed in a truly multicultural city.
If you happen to be visiting Penang, you definitely want to try the local food. But where to go and what to choose, how to order? What’s that dish made of? A local penangite person will guide you for a truly local experience by diving through food stalls, food courts and eateries in the best spots in George Town heritage city center.
Start your day having breakfast at an Indian stall in Little India perhaps having a roti canai (a flatbread similar to the indian parattha) or a paper dosa (a rice batter and black lentils sort of pancake), or if you want to stick to the saying “when in Rome do what romans do”, then go for something even more local such has having a nasi lemak or noodles, all washed down with a good kopi or teh tarik, one of the most popular and typical malaysian drinks.
After breakfast take a stroll to the daily wet market in George Town and walk through several stands selling everything from tropical fruits to spices and local food and snacks. You then have your lunch in a food court where you may pick from a huge choice of food, like hokkien mee, dim sum, wanton mee, char kway teow, together perhaps with some refreshing barley lemon or cincau (grass jelly). A meal goes well with a good friendly conversation, which you will surely enjoy with your local host, and talk about Malaysian food and customs, facts and anecdotes on George Town, local culture and history .
Note: meals and drinks are included (except alcoholic drinks such as beers) in local restaurants. We suggest to not carry on you valuable items such as passport or big amount of money, since the market can be very crowded and there might be pickpockets in action. This guided foodie tour will depart from Sri Muthu Mariamman Temple, Little India – you can reach there with a cab, trishaw, bicycle or asking us about our shuttle services while booking. Please notice that traffic can be congested in the morning and public transportation moving slow. We recommend to carry with you only the minimum necessary for this walk; wear comfortable shoes, bring a hat and sunscreen for sun protection, a raincoat or umbrella in case of rain, stay hydrated with plenty of water (you can buy along the way, bottled) and bring some packet of tissues.