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Time Out Malaysia Eating and Drinking Guide - - MAKING BACON IS A WEEK-LONG PROCESS. IKKY SHOWS US -

86 Le­buh Kim­ber­ley, Ge­orge Town

Din­ner­time Man­tis prawn char kuey teow; fried oys­ter; sa­tay

The best of Pe­nang street food doesn’t just of­fer a trans­for­ma­tive ex­pe­ri­ence for your taste buds, but also a glimpse into a pre­vi­ously un­known world that sud­denly comes into vi­brant view through the flavours on your plate, through the hawk­ers them­selves, the nearby din­ers, the street life and even the ar­chi­tec­ture that sur­rounds you. In this re­spect, Sin Guat Keong cof­fee shop is a very spe­cial place in­deed. Lo­cated in the Her­itage Zone, this leg­endary lo­cale may not be as off-the­beaten-path as oth­ers, but it de­serves a spot on this list for its sheer au­then­tic­ity and sense of place. Just a hand­ful of hawk­ers oc­cupy this lit­tle shoplot, but if you can’t find what you want, nu­mer­ous other stalls of­fer­ing lor bak, chicken rice and more are just foot­steps away. Once you man­age to grab a seat in the crowded din­ing area, you’ll soon be en­gulfed in a lit­tle mi­cro­cosm of Pe­nang. As you watch lo­cals line up at their pre­ferred stalls to put in their to-go or­ders and cheer­fully stroll around search­ing for the per­fect dish to quench their nightly crav­ings, you’ll un­doubt­edly feel a sat­is­fac­tion that ex­tends to some­thing deeper than just your ap­petite.

Eat­ing & Drink­ing 2015/2016

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