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Blog visitor Shila Kaur introduces the slow food moment in Penang to us: I think Datuk Anwar (Fazal) has written a beautiful essay on an aspect of Penang’s rich cultural heritage – its foods – street and otherwise –...
Should migrant workers be allowed to cook Penang street food? Anwar Fazal answers this question beautifully and expresses so eloquently my own gut feelings on the subject. As the street food capital of the world(!), Penang should also have...
A visit to the local wet market is enough to give you palpitations. Prices of vegetables and fruit have soared, perhaps by as much as a third over the last few years. One news report even said that the...
Penang char koay teow, along with other local culinary delights, has hit the top of the foodie charts! Don't you think it is about time we set up a street food museum to showcase how George Town's street food...
This looks like the exception rather than the rule as street food prices inch up. These are the prices we are seeing these days, while others have hiked their prices even further. Thanks to blog visitor Papa...
Will the Barang Naik phenomenon result in fewer people patronising street food - and turning to healthier home-cooked food at home instead (but even home-cooked food is getting expensive as a cursory glance at prices at the wet market...
This is blog visitor tunglang's vision of a liveable and commuter-friendly inner-city George Town and how it can be achieved: Trams plying the streets of old-world-charm George Town. Rapid buses serving the main artery roads (not competing with trams along heritage...
Blog reader Tunglang kicks off the new year with the first of his choice of Penang Street Food in 2013. And no big surprise there as it goes to one of the icons of Penang. Click image to enlarge
A Guardian correspondent thinks George Town has "the best street food in Asia", while Granta, a magazine founded in 1889 by students at Cambridge University, regards Penang as "The Island of Hawkers". The Guardian: 10 of the...
I am not sure what is so 'heritage' about this 'mothership', which has parked itself at one side of the plans for the Penang Heritage Square near Komtar. And I don't think full-grown trees can be cultivated on a...

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