Penang, the culinary gem of Malaysia, is renowned for its diverse and flavorful cuisine. This vibrant state boasts a rich culinary heritage that reflects the multicultural society of Penang. The heart of Penang’s gastronomic delights lies in the array of dishes that cater to all tastes and preferences. For the locals, these are more than just meals, they are cherished traditions, a way of life. The ubiquitous presence of these stalls, open throughout the day and night, makes them the go-to option for many Penangites.
In the spirit of celebrating Penang’s culinary heritage, we have curated a list of the top 10 local favourite restaurants in Penang that you can conveniently order from on foodpanda and have it delivered right to your doorstep. Say yes to skipping the lines! Prepare your taste buds for an unforgettable gastronomic journey through the heart and soul of Penang’s food scene.
Uncle Lan’z in Bayan Lepas is a local favourite for its flavorful Nasi Lemak Ayam Goreng and Sambal Sotong. They offer a variety of side dishes to be paired with their Nasi Lemak including Sotong Goreng Tepung, Fish Fillet and Burung Payuh. This restaurant also has a unique list of thirst-quenching fruit sodas to choose from. Their Top Three items are Nasi Lemak Ayam, Nasi Lemak Sotong, and Nasi Lemak Paru.
For affordable and delicious Malay Tom Yam cuisine, Ekonomi Tomyam is the place to be. With a wide variety of Tom Yum, dishes, desserts and drinks, it is a popular choice for budget-friendly yet satisfying meals. Their Top Picks are Nasi Goreng Kampung, Nasi Goreng Tomyam, and Tomyam Campur, all available for delivery on foodpanda
Uncle Kin Chili Pan Mee
Uncle Kin Chili Pan Mee is a local favourite known for its best-selling Pan Mee. The noodles are served “al dente” style and cater to all taste buds. Indulge in their Signature Dry Chili Pan Mee, Dark Sauce Dry Chili Pan Mee, and Fish Ball Soup for a delightful dining experience
Hameediyah is Penang’s oldest and most famous Nasi Kandar restaurant. It came from humble beginnings with a stall under a tree in a field on Lebuh Campbell in 1907. It started when a spice trader, M. Mohamed Thamby Rawther from Chittarkottai, India arrived in Penang with his three sons. The restaurant is now run by Ahmed Seeni Pakir, the sixth generation of the Rawther family.
Their must-try include Nasi Ayam Goreng Set, Set Briyani Ayam Kapitan, and Murtabak which represent the rich flavours of Malaysian cuisine.
Restoran Raffe Nasi Kandar Pulau Tikus
Located in Pulau Tikus, Restoran Raffe Nasi Kandar is a local hotspot offering more than 20 delectable dishes. Originating from the racecourse in Batu Gantong 64 years ago, they moved to the Pulau Tikus outlet in 1998. One of Penang’s hidden gems, their top picks include their infamous Nasi Kandar and Nasi Briyani plus their extra crispy fried chicken. Skip the line and order via foodpanda today!
Restoran Deen Baru
Another Nasi Kandar gem in Penang with a delicious array of dishes. From chicken to beef and seafood choices, each spoonful is a culinary explosion of flavours. Top picks on foodpanda from Restoran Deen Baru include their assorted nasi kandar servings with fried egg and okra.
Sushi Ya Restaurant, the largest Japanese chain restaurant in the Northern region, has earned its reputation as one of the most affordable sushi restaurants in Malaysia. It is where freshness meets affordability, offering an experience for sushi lovers. Priced at only RM3.33 per plate, Sushi Ya has made it accessible for everyone to enjoy good quality sushi. Among some of the top recommended items are the Teriyaki Chicken Bento, Unagi Sushi and the Ebiko Gunkan. All ready to be delivered to your doorstep with foodpanda.
OO White Coffee
A must try in Penang or signature white coffee and toast, complemented by a selection of popular hawker food. Choose from a variety of different local coffee plus their coffee is also bottled for a convenient coffee fix anytime, anywhere. Indulge in their White Coffee, Polo Bun with Thick Butter, and Signature Toast, all only available for delivery on foodpanda.
Frank Laurent Coffee Roasters
For coffee connoisseurs, Frank Laurent Coffee Roasters is the ultimate destination. Specialising in bean roasting since 2015, they offer a range of fine-quality coffee beans sourced from different origins including Brazil, Colombia, Kenya and Guatemala. Must-try drinks include Blue Cappuccino, Hojicha Latte, and White Espresso Based Coffee for a fantastic coffee experience.
HarryDanny by Harry Potter Cafe
HarryDanny by Harry Potter Cafe offers authentic Nasi Tomato and other Malay favourite dishes at affordable prices with generous portions. Dive into their top favourite Nasi Tomato Sets and experience the magic of local flavours in every bite. Skip the lines and order on foodpanda.