What to Eat

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Chai Leng Park Food Street

This food street is also known as Wai Sek Gai, which is Cantonese for ‘food street’. It is one of the popular spots for food-hunting here in Butterworth, Penang. Not only are there a wide variety of food available here, but they are also reasonably priced!

Travelling here: 5 minutes by car from Sunway Hotel Seberang Jaya

Address: Lebuh Kurau 5, Chai Leng Park, 13700 Perai, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia, 13600 , Butterworth, Penang

Opening hours: Approximately 6.00pm - 11.30pm


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Jalan Raja Uda

Jalan Raja Uda is one of the main roads in Butterworth, in which there are many restaurants and stalls along it where you can get a wide variety of food. If you are unsure of which restaurant or food to try out, there is also a food court that you can visit!

Travelling here: 14 minutes by car from Sunway Hotel Seberang Jaya

Address: Raja Uda 12300 Butterworth, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

Opening hours: Depending on the individual stalls or restaurants.


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Bukit Tambun

Bukit Tambun is the place to go if you are in search of a seafood restaurant. Fresh seafood is readily available here so for those who enjoys eating seafood, this is the place to go.

Travelling here: 23 minutes by car from Sunway Hotel Seberang Jaya

Address: Bukit Tambun, 14100 Simpang Ampat, Penang, Malaysia

Opening hours: Depending on the restaurants, approximately from 11.00am – 12.00midnight.

Tip: If you already have a restaurant in mind, try looking for the opening hours beforehand.


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Wan Tan Mee

Wan Tan Mee is the way Malaysians usually address this dish, and is one of the famous food that you can get in Penang. It is basically a dish of egg noodles mixed together with sauce to give it its dark colour and taste, and commonly topped with vegetables, char siu (sweet barbecued pork) and wantan (also known as wanton).

Where to get it: Look around the food streets mentioned

Price: Approximately MYR3-MYR6

Tip1: As pork is not only served with the noodles, it is also usually used for the fillings of the wanton, thus it might not be suitable for those seeking for halal food. Just check with the seller beforehand to make sure.


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Seafood

With the beach located nearby, seafood lovers should head over to a seafood restaurant and order yourself some fresh seafood.

Where to get it: Look around Bukit Tambun as there are many seafood restaurants serving fresh seafood there.

Price: There is a wide variety of seafood to choose from, so depending on your choices, the prices differs as well.


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Lok Lok

Lok Lok is a street food in which skewered ingredients will be displayed for customers to see, and there will be pots of boiling water where the ingredients can be boiled for consumption. There is a wide variety of ingredients for customers to choose from and also plenty of sauces to go with them.

Where to get it: Look around the food streets mentioned

Price: Approximately MYR0.80-MYR5 per stick

Tip: Some of the ingredients served are pork, so it might not be suitable for those seeking out halal food. Just check with the seller beforehand.


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Tong Shui – Leng Chee Kang

Tong Shui refers to Chinese-style desserts, and among them is Leng Chee Kang. It consists of a sweet broth, in which there are ingredients such as lotus seed, longan, white fungus, or a variety of other ingredients in it. This dessert can be served hot or cold, depending on your preference.

Where to get it: Look around the food streets mentioned

Price: Approximately MYR2-MYR5


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Apom Balik

Apom Balik is a type of sweet pancake and can be eaten either plain or with ingredients such as crushed peanuts and corns. The batter used to make these pancakes consists of coconut milk, thus giving it its aromatic smell. This is usually bought to be consumed as snack or sometimes breakfast.

Where to get it: Look around the food streets mentioned

Price: MYR0.50-MYR6


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Tom Yam Mee

Tom Yam Mee originated from Thailand, but is currently widely served by countries in Southeast Asia, and that includes Malaysia. The broth of this soup is sour and spicy, which tickles a person’s taste buds, leaving them wanting for more. A variety of other herbs are also added into the broth before serving it with noodles and some other ingredients, giving it its aromatic smell.

Where to get it: Look around the food streets mentioned

Price: MYR4-MYR15