EDITOR PICKS: BEST OF HAWKER @ PULAU TIKUS, PENANG

Recently , my hometown Penang was listed as No. 4 in Lonely Planet’s Top 10 Cities list for Best in Travel 2016.
“Georgetown might be widely known for its Unesco World Heritage-listed streetscape, but of late it has also emerged as the crucible of an artsy, modern Malaysia,” Lonely Planet said on its website.
But not just that, Penang is of course known as food heaven. As I was grown up in Pulau Tikus for over 15 years before I move to my new home in Bayan Lepas. Familiar with all the good-licious food in there, I always love everything from the place itself. This round I will put in some of the best I had in this place
1. COCONUT ICE CREAM @ WAT CHAYAMANGKALARAM

 

Made by the Thais who stay in the temple; the thai coconut ice cream here is one of the best I had. Made in house, they are only open on weekends and holidays only.
Address: 17, Lorong Burma, 10250, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
2. CHEE CHEONG FAN @ KWAI LOCK COFFEE SHOP 

 

The Chee Cheong Fan by the two old couple is one of my favorite here. They give thick sauce as well as silky Cheong fan.Address: Halaman Pulau Tikus, Jalan Burma, George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Phone:+60 16-404 1434

 
3. SWEE KANG KOPITIAM

 

The old traditional kopitiam in Penang bringing you loads of local delicacies. Be patient there as they have good business and sometimes they cant  get your order fast though. Recommendation:
3) Apom : The Indian style of Apom not to be missed there
4) Ban Chang Kuih : The stall located just in front of Swee Kang ( open only after 12 pm)Address: 319, Jalan Burma, Pulau Tikus, Penang, George Town, 10050


Opening Hours:
Mon.-Sun. 06:30-15:00


Mon.-Sun. 06:30-09:30 (Breakfast)
Mon.-Sun. 12:00-15:00 (Lunch)
Closed on Thursday

 
4. JALAN PASAR PUTU MAYAM

 

Selling by the road side with the van, their putu mayam is simply famous as we spotted them in Flamingo Hotel long time ago where he is doing in their buffet spread. Choice of normal and  pandan flavor putu mayam. Nicely done and delicious. Open only in the morning


Address: Jalan Pasar, Pulau Tikus 

5. JALAN PASAR BAN CHANG KUIH

 

Aside from the Putu Mayam, the Ban Chang Kuih in Jalan Pasar is also a famous one.  I usually ask for load of peanuts with it. Nice. Open only in the morning


Address: Jalan Pasar, Pulau Tikus
6. WESTERN FOOD @ SIN HUP AUN

 

The Western food here  had been very long and I am having it since I am a little kid. They have nice western food at affordable price.  Oh ya, one of my favorite is the fried banana.
Recommendation:
1) Fried Rice
2) Chicken Maryland
3) Hainanese Chicken Chop
4) Fish & ChipsAddress:17 Jalan Pasar, 10350 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

7. BANGKOK LANE MEE GORENG

 

It is one of the famous Mee Goreng in town. The Indian uncle is so famous and  friendly too. You can ask him to pose for you when he is half frying the noodles. I still love the dry version of mee goreng here.  Oh ya, you can here his performance from afar.
Recommendation:
Mee Goreng
Address: 280, Jalan Burma, George Town, 
10350 Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

8. SIN HWA KOPITIAM

 

Famed for the Char Koay Teow, Sin Hwa Kopitiam is of course not that famous as the Sister Char Koay Teow, no big prawns but they have decent one though. Price is pretty reasonable too. And don’t forget to order their asam laksa too
Recommendation:
1) Char Koay Teow
2) Asam LaksaAddress:
Along Jalan Burmah,
10350 Pulau Tikus,
Penang

9. TAU FU FA INFRONT MAYBANK 

 

The  van stall which usually located in front of the Maybank along Jalan Burmah is one of the famous one here. Silky toufufa which is indeed a nice one to go for. Available morning only.
Recommendation
Tau Fu Fa
Soya MilkAddress:
In front of Maybank Pulau Tikus 
Jalan Burmah

10. BEE HOOI COFFEESHOP 

 

With limited stalls on the day opening, they still have good food here.  And at night, the place is indeed packed. So, will list down some delicious item you can find on the day and night
Recommendation
MORNING
NIGHT
3) Stir Fried OysterAddress: 415, Jalan Burma, George Town, 
10350 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

11. NEW CATHAY KOPITIAM

 

In here, there are many good food, do not want to walk around perhaps you can get loads of nice food here. Opened as early as 7 am and close on Monday, do pop there for your morning cravings
RECOMMENDATION:
4) Prawn MeeAddress: 425, Jalan Burma, George Town, 
10350 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

12. TAMAN EMAS KOPITIAM

 

Just opposite PCGS ( Penang Chinese Girl School) ; one of the nice asam laksa in town which comes with the thick broth and loads of fishes on top. Add some popiah and dip them. You will definitely falling in love with it.
Address: Jalan Gottlieb, 
10350 Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
BONUS:
13. SAWARA

 

For those need some air-conditional places, try Sawara where they are serving steamboat here. The steamboat here is indeed a good one and they are famous for their Fish Steamboat. I went to the outlet in Bayan Lepas instead.Address: 393, Jalan Burma, George Town, 1
0350 Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
Phone:+60 4-226 0516

For those who plan to venture  Penang, hopefully this can help you to find good food in the town and here goes the MAP

 

Comments

  1. says

    Hi , Pamela, thanks for reporting this!!! I like to eat, hence enjoy reading ur this post. Apa itu roti Babi? Roti with pork? hehe

    there were actually quite alo tof food that I wanted to try in ur list, the first one is the ban chang kuih!! then the western food sin hup aun, I want to eat~~~~

  2. says

    I live in the area. The Chee cheong fun, char kway teow are still worthwhile. Ban Jian koay has dropped his standard so much in the last 15 years. The ones in Perak Rd near Harmony Gdn, and in Farlim are much better. Even better in Taiping.

  3. cs says

    for those prefer the equivalent of roti babi, you can get those with chicken fillings in Air Itam market at noon. not bad also…

    anyway, nicely done strawberry gal for this recommendation.

  4. cs says

    for those prefer the equivalent of roti babi but without the pork, you can get those with chicken fillings in Air Itam market at noon. not bad also…

    anyway, nicely done strawberry gal for this recommendation.

  5. Chung Wei says

    I grew up in Pulau Tikus in the 80-90s. The most iconic hokkien Mee was in SENG Lee kopitiam but has long gone. The other gem is the curry Mee in bee Hooi kopitiam.

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