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George Town, Malaysia
4-Hour Georgetown Food Tour
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icon4 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Feast your senses on the sights and smells of George Town on a half-day culinary tour, ideal for food lovers with limited time in Penang. In a small group, explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of George Town in the early evening, a cooler and less-crowded time to visit, on a tour that combines its rich culture with numerous local delicacies. Plus, taking a food tour at the start of your trips means you receive ample culinary recommendations sure to enhance your vacation.
  • Food and walking tour of Penang, great for food-lovers with limited time
  • Discover lesser-known local delicacies that you may otherwise have missed
  • Explore George Town in the early evening: a cooler and less-crowded time to visit
  • Receive personalized attention in a small group
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Beverages
Food tasting
Dinner
Professional guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Personal expenses
Gratuities
St. George's Anglican Church, Penang, Malaysia , 1, Lebuh Farquhar, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
4:30 PM
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Tips to enjoy Simply Enak's food tour:
  • BE HUNGRY, BE OPEN
  • Make sure you come hungry when you join the food experience and be open to foods introduced by the guide
  • WEAR COMFORTABLE SHOES
  • The food experience tours are normally walking trails. It's advises that guests wear comfortable shoes during the food experience
  • BRING YOUR WATER BOTTLE
  • Water helps during the tour especially during hot weather. Its very easy to get thirsty in Malaysia.
  • UMBRELLA AND RAINCOAT
  • Malaysia's weather can be unpredictable. Please bring your own umbrella or raincoat if its raining or going to rain.
  • AVOID WEARING WHITE
  • There's nothing worse than spilling food on a white t-shirt. If you don't mind the stain, you can always wear white.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Local Culinary Experiences Sdn Bhd
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Not what we expected
Kristina_C
, Aug 2022
We heard about the amazing food in George Town and we’re not sure what local restaurants to try, hence booked this FOOD tour. The guide was nice elderly gentleman, very knowledgeable of the history of the town, buildings and the architecture. However, we specifically came to try different local foods, which we did not get to sample. First place he took us was Indian cuisine-we’ve been to India and had this type of food, so even though it was good food, it was nothing whatsoever Malaysia specific. Second place was AGAIN Indian. The meal samples were basically less than 1 dollar (menu was listed on the wall). We paid $176 USD for the tour and by the end of it we tried not a single meal that was from Malay cuisine. He stopped at the Food Court for the last meal-we looked up reviews of the place and they were not good, so we let the guide go and went to get ice cream instead. He took us for a ‘special drink’ -the place was nice and the drink was good, but to sum it up-we could have sampled the whole market ourselves for the cost of this tour and instead we got a history tour with Indian food samples.
star-5
Food, facts and fun 😀
Meghna_D
, Jul 2022
Delicious food and lots of history was the highlight of the tour. Suraiya and Pauline, our guides, not just explained the cuisine but also kept us entertained with interesting stories and sights of George Towns past and present. Thank you for the Asam Laksa and Oyster Omlette- its one of our top favourite foods of this trip. The wrap up with the local rice wine(Tauk) and chatting with the group was a lovely way to end the tour. Very memorable.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you Meghna we enjoyed ourselves equally and even learned so much from each other. We hope you leave Malaysia remembering it's food, culture and friends ( Malaysian hospitality)! Jumpa lagi (See you soon).
star-5
Great mix of food and culture
clairewaller
, Apr 2022
Our guide Ronald was incredibly knowledgeable and we learned a lot about the history and culture of Penang during the tour. We had the chance to eat at places and try foods we never would have on our own, and the food was great!
star-5
Great way to see George Town
thornal
, Feb 2020
Excellent guide - liked all the food choices, interesting tour - not just a reciting of facts but in-depth history and culture Assisted with restaurant recommendations for the weekend, too!
star-3
Interesting tour
Iain A
, Oct 2019
Baxter our guide gave us a very interesting review of the religion history of Georgetown. Disappointed with the food experience, in particular the 2nd cafe. Did not meet our expectations with what we paid for.
star-5
A Must-Do in Penang
Jeffrey_O
, Aug 2019
Penang is all about the food, and what better way to experience that food than with a local? Mark gave us a great tour with information and history of the city, coupled with some amazing dishes and even explained the cultural significance and history of the dish. We would've never found these places to eat on our own, and avoided any "tourist trap" places to eat.
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Our guide provided local history of...
Fred G
, Nov 2017
Our guide provided local history of various areas of old Georgetown. The street food was amazing. Excellent.
star-5
Wonderful and comprehensive tour of...
Kelly A
, Oct 2017
Wonderful and comprehensive tour of the different foods in Penang, and also the history that has allowed this food culture to develop. Tour guide was ver informative and engaging, and the tour provided for our 10 month old baby well.
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My daughter and I were met by Mark...
Sally R
, Jun 2017
My daughter and I were met by Mark and commenced our tour. Mark was lovely and knowledgeable. The first place we stopped was for a curry which was delicious then we went to an outside cafe style place and had typical Penang cuisine and lastly to a hawkers place for our final food. All the food was good ,authentic and adequate. Mark took us, at the end of the tour to a bar/ restaurant where we all shared a few beers. Whilst I appreciate Marks time for the tour I feel it was overpriced as certainly Hawkers places are very cheap. We enjoyed the tour although it may have been more fun with more people attending. We learned a great deal about Georgetown and Penang in general and I would recommend it.
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star-5
A great way to spend an evening. Our...
Graeme W
, Jan 2017
A great way to spend an evening. Our guide ,Mark,was very informative and took us to places we ordinarily would not visit. Along the way,we ate some very tasty food and finished up in a nice cocktail bar. The whole trip was well worth the money and I have no hesitation in recommending this tour.
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Mark was an AWESOME guide who added...
Megumi_T
, Jul 2016
Mark was an AWESOME guide who added color to the food we ate. The color that I am referring to is the cultural element and how the food migrated with the people in the region. Not only is Mark professional, he LOVES food, which came through when he described what we were eating. Thanks for everything Mark and I hope we can link up with you again.
star-5
Our guide Mark was quite...
Barbara S
, Jun 2016
Our guide Mark was quite exceptional. He did not just stick to talking about foods but the history and culture of particularly George Town. Without doubt the highlight of our trip to Penang. Thanks Mark!
star-5
Our tour with Mark was...
CORRIE_O
, May 2016
Our tour with Mark was amazing! He is very knowledgeable about the area, the history, the food, etc. The food was fantastic and learning to make our own cocktail at the end of the night was a highlight! We had a ton of fun!!
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Mark, our host, was fantastic. Came...
Carol M
, Apr 2016
Mark, our host, was fantastic. Came from the area and had lots of local knowledge. Would definitely recommend as we got to try some local food and street stalls we possibly wouldn't have tried. Thank you, Mark, for a lovely evening and lots of good tips.
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Mark est un jeune homme...
Fabienne M
, Apr 2018
Mark est un jeune homme, professionnel, charmant, attentionné, drôle et bien sûr gourmand. Après un début professionnel à fond , il est revenu à Georgetown, ville qui la vu naitre et grandir. Il vous montrera même sa maison natale dans le centre historique. Mark vous fera faire le tour des cultures, des religions et des gastronomies. Nous avons goûté et partagé des plats quil a choisi spécifiquement pour nous nous étions 4 : cuisine indienne végétarienne, cuisine indienne musulmane, Samossa, cuisine chinoise. Nous avons fini dans un petit bar par LE cocktail de Georgetown. Le prix peut sembler élevé mais il est à mon sens justifié. Nous navons pas vu passer les 4 heures. Ne déjeunez pas, prenez simplement un bon petit déjeuner pour tenir jusquà 17 heures. Nous navons pas toujours fini les plats. Mark fait attention aux allergies. Seul handicap, mon anglais très moyen ne ma pas permis de comprendre toutes ses blagues. Dommage !

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