New Lane – Penang food street

Imagine two rows of hawkers food and coffeeshops, with all the food Penang is famous for. Many of these foods are the best around the island. That is New Lane, off Macalister Road, where Sunway hotel is.

The hawkers operate from around 5-6pm and open till late night. You can choose to sit in the comforts of coffeeshop or dine like Penangites do. By the drain, next to the busy road. However, you need to fight for your seats! And endure some beggars who pass by.

Almost all the foods there are nice. Favourites of mine are:
1) Tau Kua chien – which is soft beancurds fried and dip in a special sauce.
2) Chee Cheong Fun
3) Thong Sui
4) Chee Cheong Chook

Remember the face of this man, he sells good thong sui:

My favourite is the almond paste with yau char kuay

More from New Lane, next time.

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4 thoughts on “New Lane – Penang food street


    (April 17, 2005 - 11:00 pm)

    My most memorable meal at New Lane in Dec last year- awful oh-cien. Haven’t tried the thong sui, will try the next time I’m back.. but really oh-cien tasted terrible, was pricey and at least half of it was starch urghh..


    (April 18, 2005 - 3:46 pm)

    Hi Diana
    There are too many stalls there. Each type of food has at least 3 stalls. Very mind boggling to choose where to sit and which stall to order. Hope you have better luck next time.


    (April 18, 2005 - 5:12 pm)

    There appears to be some ‘politics’ in that place. I ordered RM3 Hokkien Char from the guy outside the coffee shop, and he asked me where I sat. I said ‘across the road’ and then he said he would have to charge me RM3-50. I asked why. He said since it was across the road he would have to use the disposable plate and not the normal plate (and for that, he wanted 50 sen more!). I said “Forget it.”

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