"Malaysia's diadem of food culture, shines brightest here."
WHERE TO FIND THE BEST FOOD IN GEORGETOWN, PENANG
Speckled with colonial buildings on every corner, giving way to tree covered alleyways with chinese lanterns guiding you, Georgetown has preserved its integrity against all odds. With more old-school tea rooms than you could shake a stick at, achingly beautiful mansions, vista's over the sapphire blue sea and the emerald hills protecting the midlands, this island really is the gift that keeps giving.
Another, and decidedly more important reason to visit Penang, is the food. The undisputed street-food capital of Malaysia, it's hard to not elevate that title a touch higher too, all things considered. Spend a day here and your stomach will thank you, sacrifice a little more time and scratch beneath the surface and you might relocate. From fiery hawker stands, pier-clinging seafood spots, sprawling banana leaf canteens and every cuisine on earth represented in it's 120 square kilometers, hire a bicycle, buy better shoes, and get going!
Having visited more than 5 times in the past, I still feel like I haven't cut the cake yet, i've just been transfixed by the icing.
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All these recommendations are just personal opinions based on my palate, things change, chefs get fired or replaced, places open-close, relocate, so take it all with a pinch of MSG and discover your own gems too. But please do try a few of these, they have been researched exhaustively
"Tastes are subjective, so take everything with a pinch of salty tears"
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