Penang, Malaysia
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PENANG: ALL OF THE RESTAURANTS PICKED BY ANTHONY BOURDAIN ON NO RESERVATIONS

When Anthony Bourdain visited Penang on his show No Reservations Season 8 Episode 8 (originally aired June 4, 2012), he and his crew picked many restaurants. Here are all the addresses and dishes showcased on No Reservations Malaysia Penang, all in a convenient list. If you are spending 2 weeks in Malaysia, you might as well not miss these.

DISH –  Wantan Mee

WHAT IS IT?

A special Penang version of Chinese Wanton noodles, it’s a great inclusion to a 2 days in Penang itinerary.

WHERE IS IT?

The Jetty Food Court (AKA CF Food Court)
49-F, Pengkalan Weld, George Town, 10300 Georgetown
Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

NOTES:

Food can be bought in a lot of food stalls within the address stated above. The original location where the show was shot is now closed and has moved one block north.

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DISH –  Balitong

WHAT IS IT?

Cooked sea snail with red sauce made of different spices.

WHERE IS IT?

The Jetty Food Court

49-F, Pengkalan Weld, George Town, 10300 Georgetown
Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

DISH –  Laksa – Anthony Bourdain Malaysia Penang

WHAT IS IT?

Spicy rice noodle soup made of broth of spices topped with bean sprout, fish cake and shrimp.

WHERE IS IT?

Pasar Air Itam Laksa
1, Jalan Pasar, Pekan Ayer Itam, 11500 Ayer Itam
Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

Anthony Bourdain Malaysia Penang - Variety of curry dishes placed on banana leaf
Variety of curry dishes placed on banana leaf photo by goanfishcurryrice3 under CC BY-SA 2.0

DISH –   Curry on Banana Leaf – Anthony Bourdain Malaysia Penang

WHAT IS IT?

Steamed rice with a variety of curry dishes and side dishes placed on banana leaf.

WHERE IS IT?

Muthu Restaurant Chettinad, AKA “The Mess”, next to Chiat Cheong Sdn. Bhd.
145, Lebuh Acheh, George Town, 10200 George Town
Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

DISH –   Char Koay Teow

WHAT IS IT?

Stir fried rice cake strips with bean sprout and sauce.

WHERE IS IT?

New Lane Street Foodstalls
Lorong Baru, George Town, 10450 George Town
Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

NOTES:

Food is served in a lot of food stalls within the address stated above

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DISH –   Fish Head Curry

WHAT IS IT?

White snapper fish head simmered in Indian herb and spices.

WHERE IS IT?

Red Garden Food Court
Jalan Penang, Georgetown, 10450 George Town
Penang, Malaysia

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DISH –   Nasi Kandar – Anthony Bourdain Malaysia Penang

WHAT IS IT?

Steamed rice topped with a variety of curry.

WHERE IS IT?

Restoran Nasi Kandar Line Clear
Penang Road Beside 161 & 177 Penang Road, George Town, 10000 George Town
Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

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