A simple guide for people going to penang. This are my suggestions and opinions only. I was born in Penang but grew up in KL hope these helps. Let me know if it did 😀
Some Malay words
Lorong = Lane
Jalan = Road
Kedai = Shop
Makanan = Food
For food I recommend going to this food court to try all of them. After you have tried them then decide which of these you “best” versions of these individual food because they are spread out and you might not have enough time to try them all.
The food court is found at the crossing of Macalister Road and New Lane.
Char kuey Teow @ Kafe Heng Huat – Lorong Selamat
Penang Chee Cheong Fun @ Seow Fong Lye Cafe – 730am to 1230pm – Lorong Macalister
Penang Hokkien prawn mee @ Old Green House Restaurant (老青屋) – 8pm-4am – Burma Road
Kuew Teow Thng @ Kedai Makanan Kim Lee – 730am – 3pm – Lorong Macalister
Asam Laksa @ Air Itam Market – 11am – Near the Ke lok si temple , should take this before going up the temple.
Cendol @ Penang Road Famous Teochew Cendol – 10.30am – 7pm – Lebuh Keng Kwee
Western food @ China House – Lebuh Pantai , Near the Ferry.
ABC , Cendol , Ikan Bakar (Fried Sting Ray), Satay, Roti Canai, Kayu Nasi Kandar.
Of course these is more but you can slowly explore them yourselves the above are just the must try foods.
There is also another top10 recommended by Bangsar Babe local food blogger.
At most of these food places you can order drinks. If you want to try some local drinks you should order these.
Bora Bora By sunset @ Batu ferringhi
This is about 30-45 minutes from the city it is a bit further away. It is a beach side pub really nice.
Hard rock hotel has some live bands as well.
Large Goddess of Mercy temple | Ke Lok Si Temple
Large reclining Buddha temple | Wat Chayamangkalaram Buddhist Temple
Hard Rock Hotel
*Note all images are not mine they are sourced from different sources on google that is why I leave the copyright on the photos themselves. This list is just to serve as a list I share with friends who is going to travel to penang and are my own recommendations and opinions. If any of owners would like these images remove can contact and I will remove them immediately. Note the links are the site where the images are found clicking on the images brings you to the owner of the images- sky[at]skychew.com