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Penang Best Supper Local Spots For All Travelers

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Penang Best Supper Local Spots For All Travelers

A food trip to the island is one of the most coveted for all travelers from breakfast to Penang best supper local spots.

This is a culinary adventure that sets Penang apart from the rest is her street food which has the legacy of a rich mix of assimilation of cultures that transcend its origin resulting in a unique array that is truly Malaysian.

A Roadmap to Eating Penang Best Supper Like Locals

Visitors from other states dream drool and are armed to the teeth with a closely guarded roadmap to maximize their eating hours.

A sure-fire cure for food fatigue caused by eating plain insipid food is to get ready for an inexpensive gastronomy treat.

You simply need to start your journey early to pack in as much eating as possible in a single trip.

Some of these gems are located in the *Georgetown UNESCO Historic Site.

But the real action starts when the sun dips over the horizon as Penangites power up for a delicious Penang best supper treat that lasts until daybreak!

So if you’re searching for places to eat the best suppers in Penang at night, try the street food stalls and even restaurants!

Let’s start this 12-hour eating adventure and go where the locals’ hangout for their favorite supper spots!

6 pm – 7 pm: Pulau Tikus Night Market – Start Supper during dinner

With 7 different types of condiments sauces, the must-try Lok Lok steamboat stall dinner is unbeatable for the variety of freshly skewered ingredients that you cook by dipping a pot of boiling water. 

Penang Best Supper Local Spots For All Travelers
A Lok Lok Supper at Pulau Tikus Market Night Stalls Image: wansia1

Pulau Tikus Market Night Stalls | Jalan Pasar, Pulau Tikus, 10150, Penang, MALAYSIA | Opens Daily | Business Hours: 6:00 pm – 12:00 am 

7 pm – 8 pm: Hameediyah Restaurant, Lebuh Campbell

Penang’s oldest restaurant in operation since 1907, cooks century old recipes of popular Nasi Briyani, Chicken Kapitan, Beef Rendang, Mutton Kurma, and Murtabak. Don’t forget to try the Special Duck Curry for an early supper treat.

Penang Best Supper Local Spots For All Travelers
Fiery red curries at Hameediyah Restaurant, Penang. Image:hameediyah_restaurant_1907

Hameediyah Restaurant | 164, Lebuh Campbell, 10100 George Town, Penang, MALAYSIA | Opens Daily | Business Hours: 10:00am – 10:00pm Daily, Fridays 10:00am –12:30pm, and 3:00pm – 10:00pm

8 pm – 9 pm: *Kimberley Street Food Night Market

Pushcart stalls sell Char Koay Teow, Duck Kway Chap and traditional Chinese signature desserts Almond Soup Tong Sui. You can get breakfast type Economy, Char Bee Hoon, here for your supper treats. 

Penang Best Supper Local Spots For All Travelers
Pushcart stalls at Kimberley Street, Penang. Image:search4hoon

Kimberley Street Food Night Market | 1, Jalan Sungai Ujong, 10100 George Town, Penang, MALAYSIA | Opens Daily, Wednesday Closed | Business Hours: 5:00 am – 11:00 pm

9 pm -10 pm: Chulia Street Night Hawker Stalls – Penangites start Supper from 9:00 pm onwards until morning!

Best local spot for Fresh Fruit Juice, Char Hor Fun, Curry Mee, and Wan Tan Mee. So instead of a midnight pizza for Malaysians, the local night owls, prefer noodles!

But if you’re not a noodle fan, the Old Trafford Burger at Chulia Street opens until 3 am.

Penang Best Supper Local Spots For All Travelers
The street food culture of Chulia Street Penang. Image:chanalvin84

Chulia Street Night Hawker Stalls |Chulia Street, 10450 George Town, George Town, Penang, MALAYSIA | Opens Daily | Business Hours: 6:00 pm – 12:00 am

10 pm – 11 pm: *Tai Tong Restaurant, Lebuh Cintra – You can have a Dim Sum Supper here!

This restaurant served dim sum, noodles, and Cantonese-style dishes from 6:00 am to 11.30 pm daily.

Penang Best Supper Local Spots For All Travelers
Tai Tong Restaurant is one of Penang’s earliest dim sum spots. Image: vivaemsg

Tai Tong Restaurant | 45, Lebuh Cintra, 10100 George Town, Penang, MALAYSIA | Opens Daily | Business Hours: 6:00 am–2:30 pm, 6:00 pm –10:30 pm

11 pm – 12 midnight: Song River Café, Gurney Drive

Great Chu Char place for family dinners, BBQ Chicken, Ikan Bakar, Fried Oyster Omelette and Roti Babi. In the morning the hawker center serves Bak Kut Teh for the breakfast and lunch crowd. So you can park yourself here from dawn to dusk and beyond.

Penang Best Supper Local Spots For All Travelers
Song River Cafe, Penang is a favorite breakfast, lunch and supper place with the local Chinese community. Image: uniqueunike

Song River Café | 65, Gurney Drive, 10250 George Town, Penang, MALAYSIA | Opens Daily Tuesday Closed | Business Hours: 7:00 am – 3:00 am 

12 midnight – 1:00 am: Northam Beach Café (Food Court) – Go early for a seaside table

This alfresco food court overlooks the sea with a variety of Seafood dishes, Penang hawker favorites, and international cuisines – German, Italian, and even Syrian food.

Penang Best Supper Local Spots For All Travelers
Most diners love the atmosphere of eating by the seaside at Northam Beach Café, Penang. Image: dymdiary

Northam Beach Café | Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, 10050 George Town, Penang, MALAYSIA | Opens Daily | Business Hours: 5:00 pm – 1:00 am 

1 am – 2 am: Dhoby Ghaut Café, Bayan Lepas

Great for hot soupy duck meat Koay Teow Th’ng, Curry Mee to put hunger pangs at bay without overindulging. Soupy Koay Teow Th’ng is a breakfast dish and is very hard to find for supper.

Penang Best Supper Local Spots For All Travelers
Soupy Kway Teow Th’ng at Dhoby Ghaut Café is popular with Bayan Baru residents. Image: zhenjock

Dhoby Ghaut Café | 247-H, Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, 11900 Bayan Lepas, Penang, MALAYSIA | Opens Daily Monday Closed | Business Hours: 7:30 pm – 2:00 am

2 am – 3 am: Restoran Old Green House, Jalan Burma

After clubbing the crowd’s favorite haunt, drinkers enjoy a spicy bowl of Penang Hokkien Mee with additional toppings of prawns, pork ribs, chicken feet, fish balls, and roast pork. Other popular dishes are Yee Sang Kai Choke, Char Hor Fun, Bak Kut Teh, Curry Mee and Lor Bak.

This place is frequently packed until the wee hours of the morning.

Tips: Be very careful when crossing the road late at night.

Penang Best Supper Local Spots For All Travelers
Penang Hokkien Mee with the choice ingredients you can add on at Restoran Old Green House, Penang. Image: timeoutkl

Restoran Old Green House| 223, Jalan Burma, 10050 George Town, Penang, MALAYSIA | Opens Daily Sunday Closed | Business Hours: 6:00 pm–2:30 am

3 am – 4 am: Restoran Yunus Khan “Jiao Sai”, Jalan Rangoon

Are there any after midnight restaurants in Penang? The answer is a loud YES. For a truly Malaysian supper, you will want to eat instant noodles. 

This scrumptious fried instant noodles dish of Maggie Goreng is topped with a fried egg and scattered with packets of a peppery savory seasoning and crispy fried chicken bits. 

Maggie Goreng at “Jiao Sai”, Penang for a late-night meal. Image: cheev

Restoran Yunus Khan | Lorong Abu Siti, 10400 George Town, Penang, MALAYSIA | Opens Daily Sunday Closed | Business Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 5:00 pm–2:00 am, Friday & Saturday 5:00 pm–4:00 am, Sunday 5:00 pm–1:00 am

4 am – 5 am: Sup Hameed, Jalan Penang

For a light supper, try a slice of thick Bengali bread with hearty aromatic chicken, mutton or oxtail soup if you don’t fancy Maggie Mee Goreng. Sup Hameed is one of the best Mamak restaurants open late into the wee hours for a hot soup!

Sup Hameed, Penang has the best meaty soup with tendons and beef parts! Image: bemp777

Sup Hameed | 48, Jalan Penang, 10450 George Town, Penang, MALAYSIA | Opens Daily | Business Hours: 7:00 am–3:00 am

5 am – 6 am: Nasi Kandar Beratur Original, Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling – You can have a Nasi Kandar Breakfast here as the restaurant opens until 8:30 am

Liyaqat Ali Nasi Kandar famously known as Nasi Kandar Beratur is located next to the Kapitan Keling Mosque. Hardcore Nasi Kandar fans don’t mind standing in line for some of the best tasting curries, superb omelets, cuttlefish and fried chicken.

Nasi Kandar Beratur, Penang is where you can eat your fill of Nasi Kandar until morning! Image: the_jones_supremacy

Nasi Kandar Beratur Original | 98, Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling, 10300 George Town, Penang, MALAYSIA | Opens Daily | Business Hours: 10:00 pm–8:30 am

So if you’re a Night Owl or feel a little hungry for a warm supper, Penang is the best place to look for late-night restaurants with delicious offerings.

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