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4-Hour Georgetown Food Tour

  • Discover George Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site, on this food tour
  • Visit at least three outlets and try at least 10 different local specialties
  • Learn about the history and heritage of George Town as you snack and sip
4-Hour Georgetown Food Tour
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4-Hour Georgetown Food Tour

Penang’s UNESCO-listed George Town is alive with food: Chinese, Malay, “Nyonya” (mixed), and more. But unless you’re an expert it can be hard to tell the great stalls from the so-so, or even decide what to eat. On this heritage and food trail, taste at least 10 different local specialties from three different purveyors—and learn about George Town’s rich heritage as you do.

What to Expect

Greet your guide in central George Town and start discovering the history of this UNESCO-listed city. See places of worship for the different communities who flocked here, including St. George’s Church and the Chinese Goddess of Mercy Temple. View Chinese clan houses and learn about the “nyonya” culture, a fusion of Malay and Chinese ways of life

Along the way, visit at least three food outlets and sample at least 10 different local specialties. Ask your guide whatever questions take your fancy and eat till you are full. Top off your tour with a cocktail in one of George Town’s finest bars.

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1 - 5 of 31 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Much more than a food tour - a tour to learn, understand and taste Penang -

My husband and I are travelling to explore food in different countries, so we have done a lot of different food tours during our trips. I was amazed by the Simply Enak tour in Georgetown. Mark is an amazing and very knowledgeable guide. The tour...More

Thank karinaglf
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Excellent food, good historic and cultural information, and lots of fun

The tour is very complete and covers the main influences of Malaysian food. Every food you try is always accompanied with an understanding of its history which makes everything much more interesting. Mark has a lot of knowledge about Malaysia and its food culture and...More

Thank Adriano M
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile
Do it!

Our tour was run by Mark who was lovely especially considering we had missed our tour the day before because of sleeping through due to our jet lag. The tour combined food at 4 different places and a run through the history of penang. We...More

Thank WRtooting
Reviewed 10 August 2018
Great introduction to the Food and History of Penang

So much more than a food tour. The amount of food is very well paced. We have done several food tours where you end up stuffed - swearing never to eat again. Plenty of walking in between spots. It’s also so much more than a...More

1  Thank SSSYum
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile
Tasting the soul of Penang

Walking the streets of Penang isn’t easy and unaccompanied by a local guide you miss out on the many-layered cultural nuances that make this such a special place. You don’t have to be a foodie to enjoy this tour. Mark is a wonderful guide and...More

3  Thank Matt L
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Lakshmi S
4 July 2018|
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Response from caramia2016 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, perfectly suited for kids, ofc, some of the foods & drinks will needed to be supervised. Fantastic walk - eat- drink tour.
Tanya R
30 April 2018|
Response from lasatu | Reviewed this property |
Not sure if this is too late but we walked to the meeting point. I’d get in contact with him by email as he’s very helpful. Not sure where the Parkroyal is but if it’s out of Georgetown ask them to get you a Grab taxi