A spread of Penang favorites: a bowl of won ton mee (noodle soup with roast pork and won tons); a plate of tok tok mee (stir fried noodles with roast pork); won ton soup; fried grouper with soya sauce and chopped chilies; a bowl of steamed white rice; a plate of braised vegetables and bean curd in oyster sauce. Image © Getty Images.
When Sir Francis Light decided to found Georgetown in hostile territory on the island of Penang, he could hardly suspect that, several hundred years after his passing, the trading post he created would be going as strong as ever, trading on tourists' passion for history, culture and food.
We've talked about Georgetown on this site before, and the conversation always seems to circle back to Penang food. We've brought up the top Penang food finds enumerated by Malaysian food blogger Lingzie, and we've also discussed where to eat in Georgetown, Penang.
Your humble guide is happy to report that I've filed more reports on Georgetown and its eats elsewhere: you can find my articles about exploring Georgetown, Penang and streetfood in Georgetown as part of a publication for Tourism Malaysia. If you enjoyed these articles and would like to find out more about travelling to Malaysia, visit the Tourism Malaysia website.