The aroma in the air is a telling cue that you are at the right place to savour the widest variety of Penang hawker fare that you can have at one venue.
The Sungai Pinang Food Court – a sprawling hawker haven – next to the Jelutong Expressway is a sure-fire way to tantalize everyone’s taste buds.
Be it ‘Ikan Bakar’ (grilled fish and seafood), imitation shark fin soup, curry fish head, Mee Udang or steaming hot dim sum, you are bound to be bowled over by the over some 80 dishes served there.
Check out the first stall that greets you at the premises in Solok Sungai Pinang 2, it is none other than the East Coast BBQ, where you can select from a concoction of seafood ranging from fish, prawn, cockles, mussels and squid – all grilled to perfection.
For those who have a soft spot for soupy items, look no further than sampling the shark imitation shark fin dish served at the stall which also features mud and sea crabs served fried or served with noodles.
Alternatively, try the crab parts have been cut out in pieces and one can just suck out the flesh from the soft shells and to dip in the tasty gravy.
Make your way to the dim sum corner to savour a wide range of Cantonese-styled morsels served such as dumplings and buns, pork innards and chicken legs cooked in sweet and sour sauce.
Do not miss out the Mee Udang stall and order its signature curry fish head – a bite on the meat and another sip on the tangy soup to give your taste buds a treat.
On top of the usual local delicacies, the food court also serves Malay local dishes that include satay, mee goreng, and nasi kukus served with deep fried chicken as well as pomfret.
Sungei Pinang Foodcourt is where any foodie will feel they are spoilt for choice after a quick walk around the rows of stalls there. They could have muttered to themselves – “What should I order, I can’t make up my mind, there’s way too many choices.”
Make your way to the foodcourt and binge on a large variety of street food served under one roof.
The food court is open from 7pm to 1am daily and it is rated as one of the best food courts in Penang.