1. Do a Street Food Marathon
While the better-known Gurney Drive Hawker Centre boasts a motley collection of tourist-driven food stalls, the remains a local favorite thanks to its authentic Malaysian touch. Gorge on hot skewers slathered with nutty satay sauce, or some char koay kak— chewy rice cakes stir-fried with crunchy bean sprouts and pork lard. Having trouble sniffing out the best of the best? Enlist help from Food Tour Penang ($300, foodtourpenang.com), whose foodies will whizz you in and out of alleyways to taste the best of Penang.
New Lane Hawker Centre: Lorong Baru, 10400 Georgetown, Penang. Opens 4pm-2am.