Planning to experience the unique marketplace in Penang? We suggest you visit one of Penang Pasar Malam, or “Night Markets”. It’s something you will cherish if you have a taste for loud, boisterous fun and delicious street food. Here is the list for you to check them out and suit into your schedule.
Monday @ Macallum Street Night Market
Maccallum is a huge night market on the fringes of George Town. It may not be the kind of location on anyone’s bucket list, but it’s large, eclectic, and has that typical Penang feel that reflects in the way it’s sprawled all over adjoining streets and roadside nooks.
Tuesday @ Tanjung Bungah
Hustle yourself to this bustling night market for a grab and go to dinner. Well, you might want to spend more time over here as we are sure you will be blinded by the varieties selections of everything! It is like entering another heaven of food when you are already in one. You will be blown away by the amazing taste of Nasi Kerabu to the red-hot Char Kuoy Kak and not to be missed the scrumptious of Putu Mayong.
Wednesday @ Farlim
Farlim is a very busy residential area, and for this reason, its market boasts a wide variety of great foods. You should definitely try the salted fish bao and pineapple tarts, better washed down with the fresh pineapple juice on sale here. The Tau Fu Fa, a Chinese pudding-like dessert, is also pretty good here. Don’t forget to get a bag of crunchy keropok lekok (fish crackers).
Thursday @ Jalan Thean Teik
The Jalan Thean Teik Night Market is a favourite among local foodies and bargain queens. You could easily spot enthusiasts crowd queuing for their favourite food such as local dessert, char koay kak, laksa, fried mushroom and many more!
Friday @ Jelutong
This is one of Penang’s biggest night markets, spread along Taman Kheng Tian and Jalan Van Praagh. Definitely set up to cater to the locals in the area, it sells mostly household items, electronics and daily use stuff — but it’s also well known for its many food stalls. It’s best to come here on a very empty stomach as there is a lot of delicacies waiting for you to hunt them down.
Preferable to get a GRAB to reach the place.