Why You Should Travel to Penang for a Food Trip This Weekend (Part 2: The Second Half Day)
posted at: 01-11-2019 | author: foodcrush

In part 1 of why you should travel to Penang for a weekend food trip, we have covered all the awesome places to eat and iconic places you can visit and have fun in the first half of day.

After a good rest, your body is ready to rock on for the rest of the day. Let’s head on to the next 6 recommended places to fulfill your dinner and supper cravings. And now as the weather outside gets cooler during evening, your options to hang out has expanded to outdoor leisure.

DINNER

1) HOKKIEN MEE

Not to be mistaken with the Hokkien Mee from Klang Valley, the Hokkien Mee from Penang is actually prawn mee. Home to this authentic delicacy, prawn mee comes normally with 2 noodle variants which are beehoon (vermicelli) and mee. It is of course comes with shrimp or prawns, together with pork slices, fried shallots and chili paste.

What determines the greatness of this dish is the spicy prawn broth. Slightly thick and flavourful, this reddish broth is prepared by boiling it for hours with prawn head and stock. The sweet aroma itself is the first indication to anticipate how awesome this dish is going to be.

@ 何一飛

@ Jahanna Tj

WHERE TO EAT AT PENANG AND WHAT’S SPECIAL?

Prawn mee is usually sold in the morning in most restaurants and stalls which is understandable, since it is normal for most chinese to have noodles in the morning. But we beg to differ. Prawn mee can be equally awesome to have it as dinner, as this sumptuous food is also known for its slight spiciness. So when things get a little spicy, it just makes you feel a little bit more upbeat. And when you felt so coupled with the feeling of having a great prawn mee, the night can feel more exciting.

@Sunshine Clouds

888 Hokkien Mee at Lebuh Presgrave is the one to look for. Opens from 4.30 pm to 11.30 pm (closed on Thursday), this place offers a damn good prawn mee. Even better, you can customize this prawn mee by adding pork legs, pork ribs, pork belly, eggs and fish balls. They are also popular for their Lor Mee so grab some of that as well to share with your friends and family.

@ James Loi

@ Daniel Tan

 

@ Teoh Boon Chun

@ Rocks Li

2) CURRY MEE

Yes, we know it is another spicy dish. But come on, Penang is also the home for signature curry mee, how can you skip this wonderful delicacy? That’s like going to eat fast foods when you reach to a different state!

Pretty much everybody knows what is a curry mee; noodles that come with other ingredients such as cockles, tofu, dried or fresh seafood, fish or pork balls and many more. The key component of it all is again, the curry broth itself. Just the right amount of thickness, mixed with spices (that differentiate themselves with every seller’s offerings) and chili paste.

@ Gwen Ng

WHERE TO EAT AT PENANG AND WHAT’S SPECIAL?

Like prawn mee, curry mee is another alternative for a great dinner idea. Try this: Eat something great and spicy, then try drink it with a soda drink, like coca-cola for example. It gives an extra ‘kick’ to your tingling tongue, but yet it feels satisfying.

Somewhere near the exit to Lebuh Carnavon and just in front of the Dunlopillo Mattress Shop, Chulia Street Curry Mee is the one to look for. The curry mee is served with generous portions of cockles and cuttlefish. The curry mee is already great and to top it off, the fish ball is one of the best in town.

@ Danielle S

@ Yeap Kean Chee

WHERE TO GO FOR AFTER DINNER:

Located in a hidden location behind an unmarked door, mingle and chill out at Backdoor Bodega. This super exclusive hotspot gives a unique vibe, with its homely, jam-packed and orange-lit ambiance. Toast for the night with their custom-made cocktails infused with local tastes such as pandan and nutmeg.

It really lives up to their reputation being a secret bar.

@ BLACKDOOR BODEGA

@ BLACKDOOR BODEGA

SUPPER

1 )OYSTER OMELETTE

This hokkien dish affectionately known as ‘oh chien’ is one of Penang’s treasure for foodies. The ingredients are pretty standard: egg, flour, chives and obviously oysters. There are 2 types of preparation; it can be either prepared the sticky version or crispy version.

The recipe for a fantastic oyster omelette boils down to 3 things: The freshness of the oysters, the texture of the omelette and the choice of chili sauce (it tastes greater with garlic chili sauce).

@ Cheng Soon HO

WHERE TO EAT AT PENANG AND WHAT’S SPECIAL?

Bee Hooi Restaurant’s oyster omelette has the ideal mix of egg batter and starch that creates a pleasantly gooey and sticky texture. The oysters are fresh, which is one of the most important aspect for a perfect dish. The chili sauce served together with it makes it even better.

@ Jeffri Kj

@ j c

2) DUCK RICE

This cuisine is self-explanatory; duck meat on a rice. The difference though is the cooking and preparation method of the duck meat. It is usually sold as roasted/BBQ variants and some are marinated in special sauces.

This one though deserves a special mention for 2 reasons:

1) People are queuing for it in midnight

2) It is the right time for supper !

@ Alan Yong YL

WHERE TO EAT AT PENANG AND WHAT’S SPECIAL?

Sold at a little food court (called Air Itam Duck Rice) nestled in Air Itam wet market, this place is operated by a pair of husband and wife selling braised duck rice. Other than the duck itself, you can choose to mix and match with other top ups like pork, egg, bean curd, intestine and Boey Chai (mustard greens stew).

The duck meat is perfectly marinated with full of tenderness, the home made gravy is out of this world and the rest complements well to the whole package. Highly recommended.

@ tenny poh

@ Ck Theng

WHERE TO GO FOR AFTER SUPPER:

The usual place that will be typically recommended mostly revolves around clubs, bars and another supper spot. However, we throw in something new to the mix: Batu Ferringhi night market.

The market offers many things from fake designer bags to home deco items to souvenirs. This is also the place that you can haggle for prices. The night market is so popular for its uniqueness and obscure items that some people keeps coming back regularly just for a visit.

@ Debesh Chattopadhyay

@ Byung Gook Choi

@ mie 4466

 

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