Loh Bak

Colloquially known as “The Pearl of the Orient” the name “Penang” comes from the modern Malay name Pulau Pinang, which means island of the betel nut tree. Although Penang is a popular spot for tourism, it’s the gastronomic journey that you should be participating in. And since dining experience is what I love doing, I might as well do my part and share about Penang food, as would the rest of the foodies.

This is just the beginning of a long series of my postings, of Penang and Ipoh food.. To start it off, here’s something on the hawker fares along the New Lane street … just opposite Sunway Hotel Georgetown, Penang.

As usual, most popular food streets in Penang offers plenty of delicious and cheap Malaysian food. New Lane sports countless food stalls, almost a veritable “food paradise” but not all of them are as good. Well, according to popular sources and tips from various fellow foodies, there are few stalls which is famed for some specialties.

Loh Bak – Munchy and crispy to the last bit.
Popiah – Ask the vegetarian version !
Satay – When you’re in Penang, go for pork satay …
Cockels – You can never get enough of the slimy, bloody …. delicious “see-ham”!
Porridge – Ever tried one with pig “spare-parts”?

Instead of writing, I’ll let the pictures below paint the words for you.

Loh Bak




Pig Intestine Porridge

And here’s the map if you ever get lost in Georgetown, Penang (very unlikely).

New Lane Map

Here are what the others wrote about New Lane.

Motormouth From Ipoh

You can also check out a video feature about this place by Alexlcc here.

  1. Mochasourcream Said,

    Your photos made me very very hungry…

    Mochasourcream’s last blog post..Bitten!!


  2. Precious Pea Said,

    I did a post on New Lane before too. The porridge stall quite a sight! Yummy! I miss Penang food.

    Precious Pea’s last blog post..AQUATIC PLANTS


  3. J2Kfm Said,

    hey, nice and crisp pics of the food. made them look so inviting. thanks for linking my page.

    J2Kfm’s last blog post..BETONG – The Town Over The Border (Part 1)


  4. xin Said,

    omg the seeham looks so nice! i usually eat it with soysauce + lime + chili padi…yumm yummm

    xin’s last blog post..Wok and Grill VS Portugese Grill Fish


  5. mama bok Said,

    Awesome food..!! i wanna go home..!!! booo hooo hooo..!!


  6. ck lam Said,

    This is one place with many delicious food stalls…I like the satay.
    .-= ck lam´s last blog ..Penang Hawker Food – Kek Seng Ice Kacang =-.


  7. New Kid On The Blog Said,

    I did a post on New Lane too leh…. 🙂
    .-= New Kid On The Blog´s last blog ..Edgecumbe Mee Goreng =-.


  8. email2me Said,

    New lane’s food start to deteriorate lately when peak with tourist season. Always dine at the kopitiam and not the one across the road. The open air ones quality is inconsistent.
    .-= email2me´s last blog ..Restoran Super Kitchen Chili Pan Mee Now Available at Chow Yang SS2 =-.


  9. 550ml jar of faith Said,

    This makes me miss home so muchhhh!! And I have to wait 2 more weeks! I like the Char Koay Kak here!
    .-= 550ml jar of faith´s last blog ..Say CHEESE! at Friendly Farms, Langkawi =-.


  10. My Taste Heaven Said,

    New Lane is my favourite place to take all the hawkers food. Whenever I have guests from outstation or overseas, I would definitely bring them there!


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