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10 of Penang’s finest hawker meals underneath RM5.50 for a brilliant worth meal

Okay it needs to be stated: Penang is the very best metropolis ever. And no I’m not being biassed (sure, I do know I’m a true-blue Penangite). However the variety of accolades this little island has acquired speaks for itself. And in the case of hawker meals, it’s merely on one other stage, there’s no competitors (come on, face it).

However with the rise of inflation, it’s getting tougher to get my palms on hawker meals beneath RM5 nowadays. Happily I found that with the addition of fifty cents (make that RM5.50), you’ll be capable of have a style a number of the finest hawker meals that Penang has to supply.

We went all the way down to the Pearl of the Orient and bought you the 10 finest hawker meals underneath the worth of RM5.50 for a brilliant worth meal. 

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When was the final time you had a plate of wan tan mee that price lower than RM4.50? Now you’ll be able to— for simply RM3. Helming the hawker stall at Prime Fortunate Cafe is Mary who has been promoting her extraordinarily inexpensive Wan Tan Mee for the previous 32 years. 

At simply RM3, a plate of her wan tan mee comes with a beneficiant portion of noodles, dumplings, barbecued pork, leafy greens and sambal belacan. Discuss getting a bang in your buck! 

4E-1-78, Lorong Semarak Api 1, Bandar Baru Air Itam, 11500 Ayer Itam, Penang
+6016 444 1119
Mon to Sat: 7am – 11am
Closed on Solar

Jawa Mee - hawker stall

How acquainted are you with fried jawa mee? Tailored from the Indian-Muslim hawkers, fried jawa mee utilises yellow Hokkien wheat-and-egg noodles in a tomato-based sauce.

Mee Jawa - noodles

Positioned behind Gama Grocery store & Departmental Retailer, you will discover 65-year-old Auntie Hooi Eng behind the wok plating up a plate of delicious fried jawa mee. At simply RM5.50 a plate, her fried Jawa Mee comes with contemporary prawns, barbecued pork, potatoes and eggs. If stir-fried noodles is just not your cup of tea, attempt her Soup Jawa Mee at an excellent cheaper value of RM5

6, Jalan Tongkah, George City, 10150 George City, Pulau Pinang
+6016 412 7662
Wed to Mon: 12pm – 6pm
Closed on Tue

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If you end up alongside Church Road, don’t overlook to swing by Eng Loh Kopitiam for a plate of char kway teow. Positioned on the nook of the espresso store, this CKT stall is run by the daughter who took over the recipe from her late father.

Eng Loh Cafe - noodles

Place your order: small plate (RM5.50) or massive (RM6.50) and watch as she works her magic. For the inexpensive value of RM5.50, you’ll actually get the bang in your buck right here for a very good portion of kway teow, lap cheong and prawns.

48, Lebuh Gereja, George City, 10200 George City, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
+604 261 5526
Mon to Sat: 7am – 5pm
Closed on Solar

4. RM2 Nasi Lemak 

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On the lookout for the proper breakfast in Penang? Head over to Ali Nasi Lemak Daun Pisang. Positioned in entrance of the Sri Weld Meals Court docket alongside Seaside Road, it’s simple to identify this nasi lemak stall as a result of there’s all the time an extended queue of hungry prospects. 

Ali Nasi Lemak Daun Pisang - nasi lemak
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When you recognize a very good spicy sambal like I do (in contrast to the candy nasi lemak sambal served in Kuala Lumpur), you’ll be in for a deal with! At simply RM2, every packet is full of aromatic rice, anchovies, hard-boiled egg and a beneficiant quantity of sambal! Yum, I’m drooling simply it. 

Seaside St, Georgetown, 10300 George City, Penang
+6016 407 0717
Mon to Sat: 7.30am – 2pm
Closed on Solar

5. RM5 Laksa Bisu

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A family-run enterprise, Bisu Laksa has been working within the Air Itam Market Meals Court docket since 1948. Bisu actually means mute in Bahasa Melayu. Why such a reputation, you ask? At the moment run by a brother-sister duo, the brother is unable to talk nor hear since start.

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At simply RM5, you may get a piping scorching bowl of plump and springy noodles in a sweet-sourish broth, topped with shredded cucumbers, chopped onions, tamarind and a layer of mackerel bits. You’ll even be delighted to know that the soup is comprised of scratch on a regular basis. 

Pekan Ayer Itam, 11500 Air Itam, Penang
Wed to Solar: 10.30am – 5pm
Closed on Mon & Tue

6. RM1 Apom Manis

Swee Kong Coffee Shop - exterior
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One of many oldest apom manis stalls in Penang that’s nonetheless working will be present in Pulau Tikus. It began again in 1920 and the family-run enterprise has since been working at Swee Kong Espresso Store.

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Ready utilizing claypots over open charcoal stoves, they churn out probably the most scrumptious, moist, coconut-rich candy Apom Manis at simply RM1 a bit. And belief me, one isn’t sufficient. You’ll end up reaching for extra. 

317, Jalan Burma, George City, 10350 George City, Pulau Pinang
Every day: 5.30am – 1pm

7. RM4 Char Koay Kak

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Operated by the three Eoh sisters, Sister Yao’s Char Koay Kak little pushcart has been a fixture for the previous 50 over years, ever since their father Eoh Joo Seng began it in 1963. The sisters use a mixture of rice and corn flour to make their koay kak, moulding, steaming, then breaking it into items by hand.

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The rice muffins are first fried with darkish soy sauce, pork lard oil, vegetable oil, fish sauce, and minced garlic. Upon order, it’s tossed with preserved radish , egg, bean sprouts and chilli paste. At RM4, every greasy mouthful is tender and crisp and moist, with daring eggy candy savoury salty spice smoky flavours. My mouth is watering simply serious about it! 

96, Lorong Macalister, George City, 11400 George City, Penang
Thu to Solar: 7am – 12am
Closed from Mon to Wed

8. RM5 Curry Mee

Air Itam Sisters Curry Mee - exterior
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Established in 1946, Air Itam Sister Curry Mee was based by two sisters,Lim Kooi Heang and Lim Kooi Lai. They’ve been peddling their recipe for Penang Fashion Curry Mee for many years. In actual fact, they’re so fashionable that they’ve been immortalised within the type of a mural within the Air Itam Market. 

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At present nonetheless, the sisters not run the stall. As an alternative they’ve handed down the reins to their grandchildren. So what makes this RM5 Curry Mee so distinctive? They merely sit on stools and function enterprise on the bottom with a giant pot of curry soup boiling over a conventional charcoal fireplace range!

612 T, Jalan Air Itam, Pekan Ayer Itam, 11500 Ayer Itam, Pulau Pinang
+6012 410 8152
Wed to Mon: 7.30am – 1pm
Closed on Tue

9. RM4.40 Cendol

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When you have been to ask me what’s the hottest hawker stall in Penang— it will undoubtedly be the Penang Street Well-known Teochew Chendul. It’s virtually a ceremony of passage to patiently queue underneath the insane Penang warmth, get a bowl of a chilly, refreshing cendol and guzzle it down together with the road. 

Penang Teochew Chendul - cendol
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Happily for individuals who despise the tiring ordeal of queuing, they’ve lately opened a eating space situated proper down the road for purchasers to benefit from the cendol. The portion has additionally elevated and as so, the worth— RM4.40 for a bowl. The creamy coconut milk is solely to die for! 

27-29, Lebuh Keng Kwee, George City, 10100 George City, Pulau Pinang
+604 262 6002
Every day: 10.30am – 7pm

10. RM4 Ais Tingkap 

Ais Tingkap - hawker stall
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It’s solely proper to finish this record with probably the most well-known beverage in Penang (in the event you’re not up for cendol that’s). Positioned in Chowrasta Market, Ais Tingkap Penang is dwelling to the proper deal with to beat the Penang warmth. The Ais Tingkap right here is refreshing and delectable, to say the least.

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The thirst-quenching beverage is made with rose syrup, basil seeds, getah anggur, coconut flesh, and coconut rose. In fact, it’s topped with shaved ice. Began in 1919, the beverage was bought on a pushcart for five cents per cup. Now, it goes for RM4 per cup!

2, Lebuh Tamil, George City, 10100 George City, Penang
+6016 400 3310
Wed to Mon: 11am – 7am
Closed on Tue

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