The Yum List goes on a Food Hunt with Ken! Penang, Malaysia

On our last trip to Penang, The Yum List was lucky enough to meet up with local foodie, Ken, owner of Ken Hunts Food blog. We convinced him to take us to a couple of his favourite spots and here we share them with you: 

White Curry Mee, Chicken Rice and Otak Otak

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Curry Mee
Chicken Rice
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Otak Otak
This place is famous for white curry noodles. You can add the chili to your own spiciness. Check out my pale dish (in the first pic) compared to Ken’s deep red one – different levels of chili tolerance obvious!
We also adored here the chicken rice and found the otak otak to be of giant size servings, especially compared to the ones we know from KL.

Hot Bowl Nyonya Delights

16-A, Lorong Abu Siti, 10400, Penang
+6 04 227 3168
Open 8am to 3pm; Closed on every Monday.
Chinese Biscuits

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Tam Bun – apparently this is a must buy gift for unlucky friends and family who didn’t make it Penang with you

There’s no way we would have ever found this pastry shop were it not for Ken. Apparently these Tambun biscuits are big treats to take back to your friends in Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. Baked fresh in house daily, there are a whole range of other Chinese sweets and biscuits there too. I couldn’t resist a few packets of peanut and sesame brittle – a steal at RM2! The whole box of Tambuns (above) too were only RM4.50. I’m sure that’s at least half the price of the tourist overloaded spots that are clearly visible in the centre of Georgetown.
Hock Lok Siew Biscuits
120, Lebuh Noordin, 10300 Penang, Malaysia
+ 604 262 2162,  + 6 016 472 4565
Opening Hours: 9.00am – 7.00pm (Daily) 
GPS: 5.412253, 100.329745

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This favourite Malaysian dessert of shaved ice, red beans, green noodles, coconut milk and gula Melaka can be found on the corner of Lorong Macalister and Burmah Road. It’s one of the famed dessert stalls in Georgetown and in the time we visited, the elderly couple who run it, must have served at least 15 hungry customers. It is well worth a try.

Corner Lorong Macalister and Burmah Road
Georgetown, Penang

Thank you Ken for taking us on a Food Hunt!

Here’s a map of the spots we visited so you are able to go on your own food adventure.

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  1. yummmzzz and i started missing Penang food

  2. You are most welcome Monica, looking forward to our next food hunt in the near future 🙂

  3. the chicken for the chicken rice looks insanely glorious! especially with all the skin draped over the meat … i love it that way 😀

  4. lovely! I met up with him too for some bites! the food looks good..

  5. Pingback: Best Restaurants, Best Hotels and Best Spas in Penang | The Yum List

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