Penang Food Faqs

Nancy asks…

How much is cost of accomodation in Penang Malaysia? Also how much is cost of living (food, etc)?

Penang Local Boy answers:

Hi there. =)

As for accommodation, it depends on whether you’d like to buy a house or get a house (or room) to rent. For a short term stay with family, or if you like privacy, you should rent a house. If you’re going to be here for a short while by yourself, you should rent a room. If it’s long term, you may want to look at purchasing real estate. In any case, all figures vary from very cheap to very expensive. But you’ll definitely have something to suit your budget.

Cost of living also depends on your lifestyle. The average Penangite spends RM15 a day on food. Definitely get a car for transportation – you could choose to buy a new or second hand car. The water bill is not too bad, but electricity and phone bills could get pretty cutthroat if no restraint is exercised on your part LoL. ;-)

Sharon asks…

Recipe for Penang food?

Hi i would love to cook my fiance some authentic Ms’ia dish – anyone out there with recipe for kari mee and the famous penang char koay teow?

Penang Local Boy answers:

600g kway teow
Chopped garlic
Cooking oil
300g prawns, shelled but leave the tails intact
1 Chinese sausage (optional), sliced thinly
150g cockles, scalded and shelled
150g beansprouts
100g chives, cut into 3cm lengths
Chilli paste

1 tbsp light soya sauce
Salt and pepper to taste
1 tbsp chilli paste
A little dark soya sauce for colour
A little water

Heat wok with 3 tbsp oil until hot and fry l tsp chopped garlic until light brown. Add about three to four prawns, some beansprouts and Chinese sausages (optional).

Push all the fried ingredients to one side and add in a plate of kway teow. Stir-fry the kway teow quickly. Add seasoning and sprinkle with a little water and mix in all the fried ingredients together.

Spread all the ingredients around the kuali and create an empty space in the centre, then crack an egg into it and add a little more oil. Cover the egg with all the ingredients and stir-fry evenly. Add cockles if desired and mix in a handful of chives. Do not overcook.

Remove the dish to a plate and serve hot.

David asks…

Best food to eat in Penang?

Where is the best place and best food to eat in Penang?

Penang Local Boy answers:

There’s some good places, depending on what you want to eat.

Penang Road- There’s nasi kandar Line Clear (it’s an alleyway place but the food’s good). There’s also really good char koay teow and cendol at this coffee shop called Joo Seng (if I remember the name correctly) There’s always a crowd there

Fatty Loh Chicken rice at Nagore Place

Along Gurney Drive, there’s some good stuff as well

Mary asks…

Where to buy some famous Penang foods in Singapore?

did any one know where to buy 淡汶饼 and 老婆饼 in Singapore ?

Need the answer as soon as possible.
Hope all the product are from Penang
also malay kueh.

Penang Local Boy answers:

Geyland Serai temporary market

Carol asks…

Which street food do you prefer, Sarawak street food or Penang Street food

the price of cook food in Kuching is cheaper compare to Kota Kinabalu
To cactuar Sarawak ko lo mee is famous all around the world

Penang Local Boy answers:

Sarawak street food ,the food is delicious and much cheaper than the hotels …also cuci mata bah.

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