We always recommend trying a food tour when visiting a new country, and what better place to do one than in Penang – a city known for having some of the best food in the world!
Whether you’re a seasoned foodie or a curious traveler looking to explore the flavors of Penang, Simply Enak Penang food tour is an absolute must-do.
We tried their Kuala Lumpur food tour and loved it – so we signed up for more.
In this review, we’ll share our experience and useful information about Simply Enak Eat Drink George Town tour.
From the moment we started the Penang food tour, we knew that we were in for a treat. Our tour was a fascinating blend of three major cultures – Malaysian, Indian, and Chinese, each contributing to a flavorful palette that’s as diverse as it is delicious.
Not only did we get to try many dishes, but our guide also treated us with engaging stories about Penang’s history, culture, and the origins of the dishes we were enjoying. This indeed added a unique charm to our journey.
The variety and quality of the food were great, and the cultural insights and stories shared by our guide added an extra layer of depth to the experience.
Our journey began at a charming local eatery where we dove into the incredible flavors of traditional Malaysian food.
Our first course was satay skewers, which tantalized our taste buds with their smoky aroma and mouthwatering tenderness. And then there was the pandan cake – a local delicacy that melted in our mouths, leaving us craving for more.
We didn’t stop there. We also indulged in the Pengat Banana, a sweet treat that combined the lusciousness of ripe bananas cooked with palm sugar.
And to top it all off, we savored a refreshing Pulut Hitam – a black glutinous rice porridge topped with ice cream. It was an excellent combination of colors and flavors that set the tone for the culinary adventure that lay ahead.
As we embarked on our food odyssey, our guide took us on a captivating journey through Penang’s cultural heritage. We marveled at the intricate details of the main mosque while listening to its interesting history.
And let’s not forget the street art! Penang is renowned for its captivating murals, and we had the opportunity to admire these interesting street attractions up close.
Our next stop was a colorful Indian restaurant where we sampled a variety of aromatic dishes, each bursting with bold flavors. From the rich and hearty pea curry to the tantalizing tomato sauce and coconut-infused delights, our taste buds were on a rollercoaster ride of spice and satisfaction.
And of course, no Indian meal is complete without a cup of masala tea, the perfect blend of warmth and spices to comfort our souls.
As we strolled through the streets of Penang, our guide told us fascinating tales about the Chinese heritage houses and the dark past of the local mafia. This leg of the tour gave us a deeper understanding of Penang’s rich history and multicultural heritage.
We also got a chance to visit Lim Jetty, where we were warmly welcomed into a local home, offering a unique glimpse into the everyday life of the residents.
No trip to Penang is complete without sampling its renowned Chinese cuisine.
The prawn noodles were delicious, but our favorite was the Char Koay Teow. This iconic noodle dish, stir-fried with a medley of ingredients, had us savoring every mouthful.
We also tried Chee Cheong Fan, a delicate rice noodle roll drenched in a savory sauce. Each bite was an explosion of flavors!
To add a touch of sophistication to our culinary adventure, we made a stop at Chinahouse—a charming café and cocktail bar that exudes an artistic ambiance.
We sipped on their signature cocktail, Toddy palm wine, a unique concoction that perfectly balanced the flavors of local ingredients. And let’s not forget the Yuzu sake from Japan, a refreshing and citrusy delight that transported us to distant shores.
As we sat back and savored our drinks, we couldn’t help but admire the eclectic artwork that adorned the walls, adding to the overall charm of the place. We also had a nice chat with fellow travelers too.
How to book Simply Enak Penang Food Tour
Booking the tour is easy and only takes a few minutes.
You can book the “Eat Drink George Town” directly with Simply Enak.
The price per person is RM 299. However, you can get a discount of RM30 per booking with the discount code EXPATOLIFE30. Book your tour here.
You’ll then receive a confirmation email with all the details you need. The tour includes a tour guide with food and beverages at selected food stalls.
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So, grab your appetite, pack your sense of adventure, and sign up for the tour. The flavors of Penang await, and I assure you, they will leave a memorable experience on your culinary journey.
Disclaimer: We were invited by Simply Enak, but as always, opinions are our own.