It goes without saying that Penang food, or Malaysian food in general, is evidently popular in Singapore. Anyone who has been to Penang will tell you that just the food there is worth travelling for.
However, not everyone has the luxury of time to travel to Penang for a weekend getaway when they are craving for Penang-style Char Koay Teow and Hokkien Mee but thankfully, Singaporeans are not limited when it comes to Penang food options in Singapore.
Here are 8 Places In Singapore Where You Can Get Penang Food.
TRADITIONAL PENANG FOOD
Traditional Penang food is what its name suggests—classic, traditional Penang dishes that cannot go wrong. Their menu is straightforward; you can expect Penang Prawn Mee, Penang Laksa and Penang Char Koay Teow. What you simply cannot miss for anything in the world is their signature Penang Chendol.
190A Toa Payoh Central
Daily: 11am – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Toa Payoh
Hosting a myriad of Penang delights under one roof, Malaysia Boleh has nailed everything from the interior to their food. Makeshift stalls that look similar to those in Penang are used so you feel as though you have teleported to the island itself. Visitors can dine on dry ban mian, prawn noodles, claypot rice and Apam Balik.
1 Jurong West Central 2
03-28, Jurong Point
Tel: +65 6779 8980
Daily: 10am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Boon Lay
Situated along Tanjong Katong Road lies Penang Bagus, a humble eatery that serves up Penang hawker fare and fusion desserts. They have an interesting selection of desserts made in the style of a Korean bingsu but using ingredients and flavourings unique to Penang such as Chendol and durian.
232 Tanjong Katong Road
Tel: +65 6384 6833
Daily: 11am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Paya Lebar
ISLAND PENANG KITCHEN
West-siders who love Penang food would definitely have heard of Island Penang Kitchen, located along Clementi West Street 2. Their food is not the most outstanding but it is a decent place to go when the cravings hit. Have a go at their Penang Hokkien Prawn Noodle With Pork Ribs, the tangy Assam Laksa and an icy bowl of Chendol.
721 Clementi West Street 2
Daily: 11am – 2.30pm, 5pm – 9.30pm
Nearest Station: Clementi
PENANG SEAFOOD RESTAURANT
Penang Seafood Restaurant started with humble origins at a small coffee shop before it became a zi char restaurant that caters mostly to families. Its frantic ambience, aromatic smells and great Penang-style dishes are contributing factors for its success.
On their menu, you can find Penang Assam Laksa and Big Prawn Mee among other zi char dishes including the likes of Sweet and Sour Pork and Chilli Crab.
32 Aljunied Road
Tel: +65 6743 1622
Daily: 11am – 12am
Nearest Station: Aljunied
Enjoy rustic Penang fare in buffet-style at an upscale setting when you dine at Princess Terrace, located within Copthorne Kings Hotel Singapore. Think free-flow Penang delicacies using the premium ingredients that are prepared with top-notch culinary finesse.
This is the perfect place to bring your date if you are looking for a place with great ambience that specialises in Penang food. Prices start from S$49.80++ for weekday lunch.
403 Havelock Road
Tel: +65 6318 3168
Daily: 12pm – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: Chinatown/ Clarke Quay
WHITE ROSE CAFE
Look forward to every March, September and December, when White Rose Cafe pulls out all the stops for their Penang hawker dishes. The buffet spread features tantalising options such as Penang Laksa, Nasi Lemak with chicken Kapitan and Oyster Omelette.
You also have to make a special pit stop at their Roti Canai counter which has won praises from loyal diners.
21 Mount Elizabeth
Tel: +65 6737 0511
Daily: 6am – 11pm
Nearest Station: Newton
Penang Place’s USP is their affordable Penang buffet that is priced at only S$24.90++ if you drop by for lunch on weekdays. There are ‘live’ stations that whip up amazing traditional Penang dishes right in front of you and you get to choose among 30 buffet items at a go. Needless to say, this is one dining establishment you should be bringing your friends and family to.
3 Temasek Boulevard
#02-314/315/316 Suntec City Mall West Wing
Tel: +65 6467 7003
Daily: 11.30am – 3pm, 6pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: City Hall/ Promenade