Food & Lifestyle

Here are Penang’s must-try food, quirky cafes, popular attractions and exciting parks all in a convenient list format to keep handy while travelling.

Kompleks Tun Abdul Razak (KOMTAR) is Penang's tallest building that currently houses local retail shops and administrative office. Image courtesy of Lim Khoon Weng
Address: Unit No 1B & 1D, 1.01-4.01 KOMTAR, George Town, 10000, Penang, MALAYSIA
Address: 27C, Jalan Gottlieb, George Town, 10350, Penang, MALAYSIA
Address: Campbell House, 106 Lebuh Campobell, George Town, 10100, Penang, MALAYSIA
Address: 2,Jalan Bawasah, George Town, 10050, Penang, MALAYSIA
Arriving at a place like Cheong Fatt Tze mansion, there's a certain level of expectation, more so with Indigo, its restaurant inspired by the great Cheong Fatt Tze himself. The interior of Indigo was conceptualised as a marriage between East and West, classic and contemporary, to complement and enhance the cuisine which it serves. The executive chef, a Le Cordon Blue trained Penang-boy, serves dishes made with French and Japanese techniques and of course a touch of local influence thrown in for a twist. Delicacies such as seared Hokkaido scallops shine on a bed of capellini with konbu and edamame purée and the best-selling Salted Egg Grouper and torched octopus and squid ink risotto are dishes that come highly recommended.
Address: 14, Lebuh Leith, George Town, 10200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Founded in 1998, Ingolf's Kneipe is a German restaurant and bar that offers traditional German delicacies such as Hungarian goulashsoup, German pork sausages, roasted pork belly and more.
Address: Jalan Sungei Kelian, Tanjung Bungah, 11200, Penang, MALAYSIA
Address: Jalan Bunga Raya Bukit Mertajam, Bukit Mertajam, 14000, Penang, MALAYSIA
Island Plaza is a local shopping mall located in Tanjung Tokong.
Address: 118 Jalan Tanjong Tokong, Tanjung Tokong, 10470, Penang, MALAYSIA
Address: 1-31, Ground Floor, Gurney Paragon Mall, Gurney, 10250, Penang, MALAYSIA
Boasting its fresh air-flown seafood directly from Tsukiji Wet Market Tokyo, Ittan Izakaya promises quality. Other than regular Japanese items, the restaurant also caters to those longing exotic food - try their chicken sashimi if you're game for it!
Address: 43-1-2, Jalan Icon City, Bukit Mertajam, 14000, Penang, MALAYSIA
Address: 58, Jalan Chow Thye, Penang, George Town, 10250, Penang, MALAYSIA