Food Tour Malaysia
Food Tour Malaysia
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9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
About
With an epic and legendary history, Penang island is one of Malaysia’s most unique destinations. A world heritage site, a port and confluence of some of the oldest families in the country, Penang is a natural choice for visitors to have a sneak peek into being Malaysian. So hop on of our tours with an original Penang born and bred food guide. This is a small group tour with a local guide in a private vehicle. Explore with us the treats of yesteryear with the humble “Penang Lobak”, the “Appoms” and “Kuihs” found only in the Penang backstage and the Penang night hawkers. Come ready for an adventure!
George Town, Malaysia

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Soph2024
Cardiff, UK2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
We had a great time on this tour. Kevin is very personable, passionate about local food and we did a lot of sightseeing as well as food tasting. We tried so many different things and went to places we never would have found ourselves, truly immersed with the locals. We loved every stop. Kevin even took some photos for us at the jetty and sent them to us afterwards. Make sure to arrive with an empty stomach as you end up eating a lot!
Written 31 January 2024
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amanda s
Seattle, WA22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
We had a great food tour with Kevin. He kindly picked us up by our cruise ship port and drive us from spot to spot. We liked not being limited to a walking tour area and appreciated the air conditioned car in 95 degree heat. Kevin is super friendly and great at answering our many questions. He grew up in Penang and was a chef so is very knowledgeable about the area and the food scene. We particularly liked our breakfast spot at Pilau Tikus market and our last stop on Penang rd where we had laksa, flat noodle story fry and shaved ice dessert. We enjoyed walking through food markets and having Kevin explain what the fruits and vegetables were that we didn’t recognize. Highly recommend!
Written 31 January 2024
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Becstar
Perth, Australia39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
If you are thinking about doing this tour,book it! We had an awesome time with Kevin our tour guide for the night.Kevin is a chef by trade so knew eveything he was talking about.
We got picked up on time outside the bank and Kevin transported us around in his vehicle for the tour. All of the local food was seriously amazing and plentiful.i suggest skipping lunch for the day to save room,I could not believe how much food we were given.
Kevin also drove us to some tourist places which was also great to see.
We had a seriously good night with Kevin,he was knowledgeable and also funny.I highly recommend doing this if you are visiting Penang.
Written 29 January 2024
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Susan Q
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
This is my second time doing the tour. I did it back in 2015. I wanted to share the experience with my friends. It was a fantastic introduction to Malaysian food for my friends. Jesi and Baptise were welcoming, friendly and informative. It felt we learnt about much more than food. It was good to go to food centres we might not normally go to as tourists. Jesi made sure we tried everything and had more than enough. Five very satisfied people at the end of the night.
Written 13 January 2024
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Daniella
SeaTac, WA5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Kevin was our tour guide for our Penang food tour. He was the perfect guide for this because of his background in cooking as a chef. We learned the different local food styles which makes Penang the food heaven for foodies
Written 31 December 2023
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jhansel
Connecticut, USA127 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a food tour combined with a tour of George Town with Kevin. Other reviews describe the food and tour and all I can add is how great I thought they were. On top of being a food tour, Kevin drove us around for a tour of George Town in between locations. This gave us a greater appreciation of the city and its history and gave our food a chance to digest before our next stop. I really appreciated traveling by car as the stops were pretty spread out and it’s pretty hot and humid so it was much more comfortable. The stops were unique for tourists and some of the foods we probably would not have tried if on our own. It’s not the cheapest food tour we’ve ever done, but I had no problem with it given that it was really 2 tours in one and we had basically a private tour since it was just the 2 of us.
Written 6 December 2023
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dw0rswick
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Small group (just us 2), excellent trip around 4-5 food courts, cafes, street markets, which we could not have navigated by ourselves, tasted as many things, and have understood what we were eating. Miss Poh (HP) our guide was very good, and clearly loved the food and food culture she was showing us.
Written 6 December 2023
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ItsTimetoRelaxNow
Sydney, Australia148 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The BEST foodies tour we have done on our 2nd visit to Penang this year. Kevin our guide took us to everything from Michelin Star Char Koay Teow street stalls to alleys where only locals dine. Amazing food, knowlegable guide, unforgettable night. A word of warning, don't eat the day you book.
Written 5 December 2023
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Amjad Abbas
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Friends
5 star experience overall. Kevin is the man if you want to have authentic Malaysian culinary experience in Penang. We couldn’t ask for a better guide. His expertise and passion for Penang’s food scene was evident from the get go. He not only introduced us to rich flavours of local cuisine but also shared fascinating stories and insights that made each dish come alive.
Highly recommended for anyone who wants to explore Penang’s culinary landscape.
Written 1 December 2023
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Marinda
31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
We really enjoyed this food tour! Our guide Kevin drove through the city to take us to five different places. At each stop we had multiple dishes, some sweet and some savory. We tried local Penang dishes, famous Malaysia dishes and also some great Indian and Chinese food.

Kevin was very good in explaining everything and answering all of our questions.

We visited places that we would have never found ourselves. Most of the places had no tourists at all!
Written 24 November 2023
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