Google search for Penang food and you will find over tens of millions of articles and images! It will do Penang injustice to try and describe Penang food in a single word or sentence because it would be impossible. Penang food is diverse and complex intermingled with the different ethnicities of the people who lives there for centuries. Look at the Chinese alone. It is impossible to describe the Chinese food in Penang as it is as diverse as the origins of the Chinese who have settled there since the Seafaring era. Among them are the Cantonese, Hakka, Hokkien and Teochew. Some Chinese settlers adopted the local Malay culture and intermarried with a Malay wife or husband, creating a unique culture and tradition called "Peranakan", also known as "Baba Nyonya". "Baba" refers to the man, "Nyonya" refers to the woman. The "Nyonya" food is unique and can only be found in the 3 straits settlements - Penang, Malacca and Singapore.
One post alone will not cover Penang food. In this post alone, I have featured some photos that I have taken on my recent trip to Penang at 3 different places:
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