An Appetiser for the Penang International Food Festival
Hey, guys! We had a chance to visit the Penang Street Food Festival this year and try a bunch of different popular Penang food. And by Penang, we mean from all over the island as well as the Penang mainland. There was huge variety of snacks, dishes, desserts and more from different local communities.
The Street Food Festival kicks off the International Food Festival proper. There are quite a few different events happening throughout the month and we recommend checking out the PIFF website for the full schedule.
We've made several different parts to our coverage of the Street Food Festival, and part one is all about local Penang snacks and kuehs. We hope you enjoy reading it and try some of the delicious Penang kuehs!
Malay Kuehs and Snacks!
Malay kuehs and snacks are extremely versatile and can be had for breakfast, tea, and before or after meals. We were really happy to see quite a few selection of Malay and Indo-Malay kueh and snacks on display at the Penang Street Food Festival. Many are really rare these days and can be quite hard to find!
Chinese Savouries! (and also Snacks)
There was quite a bit of variety when it came to the Chinese snacks as well, but we've chosen three that we thought were some of the most interesting. Penang is mostly ethnic Hokkien, but there's a lot of Teochew and Cantonese food represented here. Many of the snacks go by different names depending on the dialect being spoken, so we'll put down the alternate names where applicable as well.