Friday, Mar 05

Weekly Highlights 10 ~ Penang Breakfast & Nasi Kandar

By Shawn Tan

Top-8 Breakfast Recommendations In Penang



Toh Soon Cafe

Toh Soon is known as one of Penang’s must-try breakfast spots. Their signature coffee and tea, charcoal toasted bread with butter and kaya, and half-boiled egg are popular among Penangites and tourists alike.


Roti Canai Transfer Road

Breakfast is enjoyed here by the locals. Path of Move Roti Canai is known for serving one of the city’s most popular roti canai.


Trois Canon Cafe 三炮台茶餐厅

Trois Canon Cafe is a Hong Kong-style café that offers delicious breakfasts. Its breakfast menu includes bread, bacon, tart, macaroni, and a fantastic value set meal as well!


Ali Nasi Lemak

Along Beach Street Penang, Ali Nasi Lemak is unquestionably one of the bankers’ favorite breakfast choices and a go-to for spicy food lovers. You can pick from chicken, anchovies with egg (ikan bilis), fish, salted fish, and more.


The Daily Dose Café

Daily Dose Cafe is the place to go if you want a large English breakfast to start your day. Along with their iconic Big Breakfast or House BLT.


Air Itam Sister Curry Mee

A stall owned by two elderly sisters to sell delicious Curry Mee at the same spot for over 30 years.


Joo Leong Cafe

Famous for its Toasts or Roti Bakar, the Joo Leong Cafe is geographically situated along Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, which leads to Penang International Airport.


Moh Teng Pheow Nyonya Koay

The oldest kuih factory, it’s a suitable place for delicious kuih in the morning. It churning out one of the finest Nyonya meals around for decades from zesty laksa, rich curries, and beautiful Nyonya Kuihs.


Top-8 Nasi Kandar In Penang


Deen’s Maju Nasi Kandar

Even though the restaurant needs a long line at any moment, this one takes the throne as our best Penang nasi kandar. Its fried chicken, known as Chicken 75, is a common dish. It’s fried with 15 spices and has an amazing flavour.


Nasi Kandar Kampung Melayu

Opened in 1974, this outlet is one of the few in a residential area, beneath a low-cost flat. The portion is generous, the curry is delicious, and each bite of chicken and beef has a distinct flavour. This is because the shop owner cooks his curry without using frozen meat, which keeps the meat soft and easy to chew.


Restoran DEEN | Nasi Kandar

Deen Jelutong is a popular place for curry lovers who’re looking for late-night snacks. This one serves the same dishes as the others, but its curry sets it apart. Customers can also specify whether they want their curry to be spicy or salty.


Nasi Kandar Beratur Original

Customers always find themselves queueing for the nasi kandar. It’s open from 10:30pm to the next morning which makes it a good place for midnight supper.


Hameediyah Restaurant

Just for its Pe-oldest nang’s outlet, their nasi kandar is all about tradition and authenticity. It was founded in 1907. This restaurant’s menu has expanded beyond the usual nasi kandar to include its popular thick and large murtabak.


Nasi Kandar Pelita

Pelita Nasi Kandar is Malaysia’s largest chain, with more than 20 locations across five states and in India. Although the Chai Leng Park branch is on the mainland, it has loyal island customers as well.


Nasi Kandar Imigresen

Although it is small in comparison to other nasi kandar restaurants, it packs a punch in terms of delicious food. The nasi kandar is for those who can’t eat spicy food but still want a little heat on their plate. On request, fried onions are available.


Tajuddin Hussain Nasi Kandar

Orders are made on the respective table. The staffs serve all of the main courses, such as rice, curry, chicken, and vegetables on separate plates for the mix and match. The “Ayam Ros” is a must-try dish here.


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