The Penang Insider

a blog by St Giles Wembley Hotel

Welcome to The Penang Insider, our online hub of how to experience Penang like a local, get to know our team, and make your stay with us unique.


A Foodie’s Guide to Penang

Penang has become one of the most exciting gastronomic hubs not only in Asia but the world. Penang—a western Malaysian state which is comprised of both an island and a portion of the mainland, is also home to a diverse mix of cultures, ethnicities and religions, and its cuisine draws from all those elements. While there are numerous air-conditioned restaurants to take advantage of, be a little more adventurous and avoid the more formal establishments if you can. Here, street food is king.

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