Famous for its rich heritage and abundance of highly sought after local delicacies, visitors often flock to Penang to bring home bags of local snacks as souvenirs. From pickled fruits and biscuits to unique refreshments, here is a list of must-try local food products from Penang that your friends and family back home will surely appreciate.
Ban Heang Biscuits’ products are halal and baked with quality ingredients. It offers famous traditional biscuits such as the Heong Pheah, Beh Teh Saw, and Tau Shar Pheah. The shop has eight outlets in Penang, with the nearest stores from PARKROYAL Penang Resort located at Gurney Plaza and Gurney Paragon. If you’re staying with us, you’ll be able to sample their biscuits, which are available in your hotel room.
Visit Ghee Hup Nutmeg Factory for an in-depth understanding of how nutmeg is made into beverages and ointment. Known to be one of the biggest producers of nutmeg in Penang, this family business is led by Mr Chang Kim Mun. During factory visits, Mr Chang will personally explain the purpose of each part of the nutmeg, the goodness of nutmeg, and how to use it. Genuine nutmeg products like concentrated nutmeg drinks, oil and balm will be available as well.
For all pickled fruit lovers, Jeruk Madu Pak Ali is a must-visit place. A leading manufacturer of pickled fruit with at least seven outlets in Penang, it features a wide selection of high quality pickled fruits, blended with traditional recipes, such as papaya, mango, snakefruit, and hog plum. The nearest store from PARKROYAL Penang Resort is only an eight-minute drive away.
If you love coffee and being adventurous with your drinks, then you’ll love Coffee Tree. Divided into two categories (Classic and Premium), this store is a treasure trove of exclusive coffee flavours, as well as local favourites. A few choice selections include Penang White Coffee, Penang Durian White Coffee, Green Tea White Coffee, Banana Tiramisu Coffee, and Coconut White Coffee.
If you are looking for a gift that is exotic yet universally well loved, head over to Cocoa Boutique and Chocolate Gallery Penang. Boasting over 300 varieties of chocolate products, this outlet offers both premium and mass market chocolate brands. Under the expertise of resident chocolatier Chef Ong, it has produced a variety of specialty chocolates including tropical fruit, chilli, curry and ginger chocolates.