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A Taste of Penang: Small Group Food Tour

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USD 57.00
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    What to Expect
    Meet your guide and small group at Soho Free House on Penang Road, and begin your 3-hour food tour of Penang with a traditional Malay breakfast. Walk to one of the city’s oldest Malaysian-Chinese coffee shops, known locally as a kopitiam, where you’ll sample nasilemak (rice cooked in coconut milk) with chili paste and a boiled egg.

    While visiting one of Penang’s most popular vendors, sink your teeth into prawn fritters and lobak, a deep-fried, spiced pork roll that’s a delicacy in Nonya cuisine. Then stroll to one of Penang’s oldest markets, overflowing with seafood, fruits, vegetables and dried goods. Sample a variety of preserved fruits and taste seasonal produce such as rambutan, mangosteen, dukong and — if you’re daring enough — durian (known for its strong odor).

    Explore historical streets with preserved heritage buildings and hidden back lanes, listening as your foodie guide describes Penang’s diverse street food culture along the way. You’ll have the opportunity to taste specialties like assam laksa (rice noodles in sour fish soup), char kuey teow (fried flat rice noodles) and murtabak (bread with meat fillings) in Penang’s oldest Indian Muslim restaurant, dating back to 1907. Watch how crullers (fried pastry), called yutiao, are made, and feast your eyes on the array of salted fish at a local vendor in one of Penang’s earliest low-income housing estates.

    When it comes time for dessert, dig into a cool bowl of cendol, a serving of ice shavings with green doughy strips and red beans covered with coconut milk. Make sure to try one of the local non-alcoholic drinks: hot tehtarik (pulled tea), lime juice with sour plum, nutmeg juice and more.

    Your tour ends at a market, where you can purchase items to take home with you. (Check your country’s import laws to confirm what food products are permitted for travelers.)

    Please note: A minimum of 2 people per booking is required.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Jalan Penang, George Town, 10450 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
    Departure Time
    9:30 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • English-speaking guide
    • Food tasting
    • Non-alcoholic beverages
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Gratuities
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Alcoholic beverages
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Minimum age is 6 year
    • A maximum of 12 people per booking
    • A moderate amount of walking is involved. Please wear a comfortable walking shoes
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 4 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    Reviewed 16 August 2019 via mobile

    Great food tour . Lots to eat ( in fact too much! ) and Poh shared so much about life in Penang and Malaysia as well . Great introduction to food and Poh as a local knew so much about quality and presentation that many...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Ariel C
    Reviewed 19 February 2019 via mobile

    We had the privilege of having HP show us around Georgetown today & introducing us to local food as we went. What an informative lady she was, explaining so much as we walked through local markets & tasted so much food we would never have...More

    Thank dione22
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