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223 Burma Road, George Town
Late night Bak kut teh; Hokkien mee
Next time you’re out till the early hours in Penang, instead of turning to the ever-popular late-night snack roti canai, take a little detour just down the road from the Heritage Zone to Old Greenhouse. Filled to the brim from 8pm onwards, this local hotspot hosts a serious foodie scene, with patrons chowing down with almost zen-like concentration. Once you encounter the heavenly aromas of garlic, spices and herbs all mixing in the air, you may be tempted to order one of everything. Such a thing is possible here, as just a few stalls occupy the building, including the famous bak kut teh (instantly recognisable by the stacks of pork and garnishes sitting
Eating & Drinking 2015/2016 in front of giant pots of broth) and the Hokkien mee, which you can customise according to your tastes. These two specialities are known by locals around the island – however, you may find yourself equally enticed by the plates of Hokkien char being delivered to other patrons, with its thick brown gravy covering two types of noodles and a sambal garnish to top it all off.