Indulge your taste buds and eat like a local on this shore excursion to Penang street food tour. Stop at four or five food carts with your guide and sample some of the tasty treats Malaysians love, taste brown-sugar biscuits, spiced pork rolls or fresh guava, and gain insight into the herbs and spices used while learning of the diverse Chinese and Indian influences Malaysian street food embraces.

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Duration: 3.5 hours
Start/End: Penang Port/Penang Port
Highlights: Penang street food, Malaysian cuisine
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)
Tour Category: Penang shore excursions from cruise port

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After meeting local guide at Penang port, start your special Penang trip with a travel by air-conditioned vehicle to local hot spots bustling with street stalls and food hawkers who roll out their carts at night.

Penang food tourFirstly, explore the back lanes of Penang off the beaten track, where you’ll make four or five stops to have your desserts by tasting delightful snacks and drinks. Along the way, listen to your foodie guide describe the street-food phenomenon of Penang. Infused with a variety of spices, Malaysian food is the showcase combined by a variety of Malay, Chinese and Indian flavors. Try traditional fritters such as prawn, tofu or yam, bite into Penang lobak, a spiced deep-fried pork roll, slurp signature noodles, and sample delicious seafood among other savory snacks.

Penang spice deep-fried pork rollYour children will be excited with lines and lines of colorful booth. Sink your teeth into a sweet Indian pancake called an apom – deliciously crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside. Or try a bite-sized kuih, a traditional sweet treat made of sticky glutinous rice. Other delectable available are heow piah (brown-sugar biscuits), coconut tarts and a variety of tropical fruits: jackfruit, assorted guava, coconut, dragon fruit, rambutan and mangosteen.

Indian pancakeEating always comes with drinking. You can enjoy some local favorite drink, choosing from a variety of non-alcoholic options including lime juice with sour plum, nutmeg juice, Chinese herbal tea, grass jelly, chrysanthemum, winter melon, fresh calamansi lime juice with plain or rose syrup, and more. Try some and they can be the best things you have ever tasted.
Your Penang Trip ends with return transport to port for next Asia Shore Excursions.

What’s included?

  • Round trip transfer from the Penang port in private air-conditioned vehicle
  • English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fee and Penang port fee
  • 1 bottle of water per person per day

What’s excluded?

  • Other drinks
  • Tips
  • Other personal expenses