This past week I spent three days in Georgetown, Penang, on a work trip/midweek getaway with a close friend. It was my first time in Penang, so I was very excited. Before the trip my friend and I had watched this food vlogger on YouTube who absolutely loves Malaysian food, and he had uploaded several videos of his time in Georgetown. We made a list of places we wanted to go and eat, which took up the bulk of our time there. But this post won't just be about the food, it'll also cover some other observations and experiences I had in Penang, which I hope you'll enjoy.
But first, the food!
I absolutely loved the food in Penang. It's one of the best states in Malaysia for excellent food, and it didn't disappoint. Other than a homemade burger which I had on the first night there, everything else we ate was local cuisine, ranging from half-boiled eggs over charcoal grilled toast, nasi kandar (a Penang specialty), to nasi lemak (a Malaysian delicacy). It's definitely one of the things I'll miss most about Penang, and if I ever go there again I'll definitely revisit some of these places.
I tweeted a thread of all the food places I visited in Penang, together with photos and links to my Google Maps reviews if you're interested to see more.