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Eat Like A Local: Penang Night Street Food Tour

  • Malaysia, Northern Region, Penang


Brown-sugar biscuits. Spiced pork rolls. Fresh guava. Taste these Malaysian treats and more on this private 3.5-hour tour of Penang’s best street food. In the evening, a foodie guide takes your group to the streets of Georgetown when food hawkers roll out their carts. Learn local know-how about Penang’s gastronomy as you savor 15 to 18 tastings on this customized private tour. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to eat like a local as you nibble on fritters, noodles, seafood and tropical fruits!

After you meet your local guide at Prangin Mall in Penang, set out on your 3.5-hour street food tour of Georgetown. Your private party will travel by air-conditioned vehicle to local hot spots bustling with street stalls and food hawkers who roll out their carts at night.

Explore the back lanes of Penang off the beaten track, where you’ll make four or five stops to taste delightful snacks, drinks and desserts. Along the way, listen to your foodie guide describe the street-food phenomenon of Penang.

Infused with a variety of spices, Malaysian food showcases Malay, Chinese and Indian flavors. Try traditional fritters such as prawn, tofu or yam; bite into Penang lobak, a spiced deep-fried pork roll; slurp signature noodles; and sample delicious seafood among other savory snacks.

When it’s time for dessert, sink your teeth into a sweet Indian pancake called an apom — deliciously crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. Or try a bite-sized kuih, a traditional sweet treat made of sticky glutinous rice. Other delectables available are heow piah (brown-sugar biscuits), coconut tarts and a variety of tropical fruits: jackfruit, assorted guava, coconut, dragon fruit, rambutan and mangosteen.

Drink it all down with a local favorite, choosing from a variety of non-alcoholic options including lime juice with sour plum, nutmeg juice, Chinese herbal tea, grass jelly, chrysanthemum, winter melon, fresh calamansi lime juice with plain or rose syrup, and more!

Your tour ends with return transport by private vehicle to your starting point at Prangin Mall.