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Eating Asia – Heritage Walk

Penang, Malaysia

Feast through George Town's heritage of markets and delicacies. A culinary adventure awaits!

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An Overview of Your Adventure

Embark on a delectable journey through the UNESCO city of “George Town.”

Commence at Chowrasta Market, where lively roadside trading of livestock, vegetables, and fruits unfolds. Savor scrumptious charcoal-toasted bread and boiled water at Toh Soon Café. Venture to Campbell Street, a bustling shopping haven with a rich history. Explore retail shops, boutiques, and restaurants. Relish “yu char kuih” (Doug-fritters) at Campbell Street Wet Market, a late Victorian masterpiece built around 1900. Delight in dim sum, featuring succulent steamed pork spareribs, “char siu bao” (roast pork buns), and translucent-skinned shrimp dumplings, known as “har gao.”

Visit the ornate Khoo Kongsi Clan House, adorned with intricate carvings. Pause at Kapitan Kling Mosque and savor the Indian Muslim pancake, “roti canai.” Brunch awaits with the delicate art of hand-flipped dough to create the thin and flat “roti canai.” Explore the Dravidian-style Sri Maha Mariamman Temple with its sculptured tower, and the Goddess of Mercy Temple, honoring Kuan Yin. Indulge in banana leaf rice at a nearby Banana Leaf Restaurant, savoring curry with your hands, as early Indian settlers did. Sip a glass of “pulled” tea, or “teh tarik,” for the perfect conclusion to your heritage feast.

Highlights of This Journey

A quick overview to make the most of your stay.

  • Bustle through a lively roadside trade of livestock, vegetables and fruits at Chowrasta Market
  • Experience the rich history of retail, boutiques and restaurants at Campbell Street
  • Behold the intricate carvings of the the ornate Khoo Kongsi Clan House

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