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Jalan Mayang Pasir, Bayan Baru
Lunchtime Sri Indian Food Bayan Baru Food Court, or Sunshine Market as it’s sometimes known, is one of the biggest in Penang, and while it may not be on the tourist route, it is certainly known to locals – particularly businessmen and businesswomen working in the nearby Free Trade Zone, who make up the majority of diners here during the lunch hour. Large, clean and air conditioned, it boasts of nearly a hundred different food stalls. With so many offerings, mealtimes can seem somewhat daunting, but there are a few crowd favourites that stand out above the rest. Sri Indian Food offers a mouthwatering selection of homemade dishes for a very reasonable price. The cook’s famous chutney runs out quickly during the lunch rush, so get there early! Besides this, Lai Hoe’s tom yam bee
draws a big crowd, and for good reason. The curry mee served during breakfast also gets rave reviews for its authenticity – it comes complete with pork blood. If you end up eating more than you should, not to worry: this complex is huge, and it is fun to just stroll around and take it all in. If you come early, you can catch the bustling market right next door, also one of Penang’s largest.
Eating & Drinking 2015/2016