Guided tour

Private Half Day Penang Tasty Local Street Food Tour

Activity provider: Travelvago

Private Half Day Penang Tasty Local Street Food Tour

Activity provider: Travelvago

From US$ 48.85 per person

Indulge your taste buds and eat like a local on this 4-hour street food tour in Penang. Step off the beaten track and mingle with the locals buying fresh snacks from food hawkers. Stop at four or five food carts with your guide and sample food.

About this activity

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Duration 4 hours
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Pickup included
Your hotel on Penang Island (pickup and drop-off can be arranged from mainland hotels for an additional fee of 100 Malaysian ringgit)


  • Taste local delicacies and specialties from different cultures
  • Discover famous home food and international dishes in 1 market
  • Watch night hawkers serve up their best Penang street food
  • Explore back lanes and go off the beaten track
Full description
This 4-hour tour will start from your hotel lobby at your chosen time slot of 9:00AM or 2:30PM. Meet and greet your professional English-speaking driver or guide and start your tour in a clean air-conditioned vehicle. Explore the back lanes of Penang off the beaten track, where you’ll make four or five stops to taste delightful snacks, drinks, and desserts. Along the way, listen to your foodie guide describe the street-food phenomenon in Penang. Infused with a variety of spices, Malaysian food showcases 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. When it’s time for dessert, 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 delectables available are heow piah (brown-sugar biscuits), coconut tarts and a variety of tropical fruits: jackfruit, assorted guava, coconut, dragon fruit, rambutan, and mangosteen. Drink it all down with a local favorite, 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.
  • All taxes, fees, and handling charges
  • Food tasting
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities (recommended)

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Dress comfortably as the weather can get hot, bring tissue paper or wipes, and a bottle of water will come in handy
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 8 reviews

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We had a wonderful and tasty street food tour in Penang. Our guide Aldrin did not only take us to different local cafés, restaurants and street food stalls, but also some cultural/heritage sites. He generously shared knowledge about the food, places and people we came across. This tour exceeded our expectations, we truly had a great time with Aldrin. We would definitely recommend it to anyone wanting to experience the food and culture in Penang.

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August 28, 2022

Aldrin was a friendly, very knowledgeable guide who introduced me to some me local tasty food delights as well as sharing local host and key local sites along the way. Recommend as a great introduction to Penang!

November 15, 2022

We had a wonderful tour, learnt a lot about the history of Georgetown and Penang and enjoyed some tasty local dishes.

August 6, 2022

Product ID: 208842