A guided tour on Penang street foods and tradition where we will: 1. Walk, eat street foods in local cafe, drink local drinks, and take in the sight of traditions, heritages and cultures for 3 solid hours. 2. Taste some 12-18 traditional Malaysian snacks, tidbits and famous Penang street foods and drinks along the way. Foods and drinks included. 3. Chat with food vendors and learn the preparation of authentic Penang dishes like Hokkien Mee, Oyester Omellete, Roti Chanai, Kuey Kak, Assam Laksa, Char Kuey Teow, Murtabak, Popiah, Curry Mee, Satay and Chendol. 4. Visit a Hindu temple to gain some insight of the Trimurthi gods of Brahma, Vishnu and Siva. Learn about the avatar of Vishnu the Protector. 5. Browse a Penang morning wet market to learn about spices, vegetable, fishes, century eggs and to taste snack, tidbits like nutmeg fruit and buy some souvenirs to take back home. 6. Savour exotic local tropical fruits such as durian, jackfruit, mangosteen, rambutan and langsat. 7. Roam Old George Town charming old streets to learn about Penang tradition trades, preserved heritage sites, multi ethnic buildings and architectures, and religious buildings that co-exist next to each other.
I'm a licensed professional tour guide specialising in Heritage, Tradition, Culture and Food Tours. I have stayed in George Town over 40 years and know good street foods where tourists wouldn't dare to venture without a guide. I know the street food vendors and will be able to give the history and anecdotes regarding the street foods and places we visit. We will explore some 4-5 unique places and will eat some 12-18 unique street foods and beverages within a 3 hours time. Take note to skip breakfast before we start the tour, and you will be filled to the brim when we are done. Leave with a smile and sweet memory of one of the world best street foods.
Its about foods, foods, foods,... street foods to be exact. Most tourist would not go in majority of these places on their own. We explore famous places for street foods in traditional coffee shops, morning market, makeshift street foods centre, stalls on the street, Indian restaurant, Chinese Traditional Medical Practitioner shop, shops on the street, temples and mosques and traditional shops.
Wear comfortable walking shoes, carry small umbrella/hat which will be useful during rain or shine.
1. Inform if vegan or allergy (shellfish, gluton, diary) or religious (pork, beef, vegan) and spicy hotness tolerance to tour guide at the start of tour. 2. Eat light breakfast or not at all before tour for better food experiences. 3. Wear comfortable walking shoes and take umbrella/cap/hat.
Old school Street Foods of George Town