Category: Street food museum

Lonely Planet: Penang is world’s No. 1 foodie destination for 2014

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 landscape evolved over time and to honour the pioneers (or the ‘ori-maestros’, as Tunglang refers to them)?

Penang char koay teow: On top of the world – Photograph: jasonlcs_87/Flickr

The citation for Penang, written by Lonely Planet’s Robin Barton and published in the Independent, reads:

#1 destination: Penang, Malaysia

Everyone’s talking about it right now because… Malaysian hawker food has spread worldwide via food trucks and pop-ups but nothing compares to hitting Penang. (more…)


A Penang street food museum

This is a little post to keep alive the idea for a museum to create greater appreciation for the culinary heritage of the streets of Penang.

A Global Street Food exhibition at the Vitra Design Museum in Germany - Photograph: