Little India Penang Food Guide

Thali-NR Sweet Cafe

It is a sea of sweetness in Thali-NR Sweet Cafe, as the humble shop offers a variety of sweet and Indian savoury snacks, including modernized Indian sweets which are available only in India. The snacks are manufactured locally rather than importing, and these sweet serve as great gifts to be brought to your friends. 

The cafe also serves delicious Biryani and delicious banana leaf set to fill your growling stomach.

Little India Penang Food Guide


Little India Penang Food Guide
 
Little India Penang Food Guide

Little India Penang Food Guide

Thali-NR Sweet Cafe

Operation hours: 8am - 10pm

Penang Famousa Samosa

The air in between Lebuh Pasar and Lebuh Queen is always puffed with the aroma arising from a modest stall there - Penang Famous Samosa. You can get a variety of both sweet and savoury Indian snacks here, ranging from Samosa, Muruku, Vadai, Mysore Pak, Laddu, Athirasam and many more. Get ready to be tantalized by the crispy skin triangle shaped Samosa stuffed with potatoes and perfectly spiced curries.

Little India Penang Food Guide

Little India Penang Food Guide

Little India Penang Food Guide

Little India Penang Food Guide

Little India Penang Food Guide

Penang Famous Samosa
Operation hours: till evening

Tajuddin Hussain Restaurant

Being the birthplace of Nasi Kandar, there are plenty of restaurants in Penang that offers mouth-watering Nasi Kandar - an Indian Muslim cuisine with assortment of curries and dishes to be eaten along with rice.

One of the popular Nasi Kandar restaurant is Tajuddin Hussain. It is always pack with crowd during peak hours, a reflection of its popularity amongst the locals. For dine in, take a seat and the crew will come to help you out for ordering. Some great choices here will be Mutton Curry, Kurma Kambing and Ayam Ros. For best enjoyment, have it along with a plate of aromatic Biryani rice.

In case you have no idea for ordering, use this tips - just name a meat followed by a curry.

Little India Penang Food Guide

Little India Penang Food Guide

 Restaurant Tajuddin Hussain
+604-262 5367

Operation hours: 11 am - 3.30 pm & 6.30 pm - 10 pm (Closed on Sunday)


If you are in Little India looking for healthier option for breakfast, Krsna should be the place to check out their dosai served on banana leaf. Dosai is a kind of Indian crepe that made from rice and black gram that is naturally fermented overnight. Therefore, it carries a bit of soury taste, well compliment with chutney and sambar that was left on every table for unlimited refill. First timer should go with the plain dosai. Spicy lover may go for the onion version while masala dosai for those opting for much filling option.

Little India Penang Food Guide

Little India Penang Food Guide

Little India Penang Food Guide

Little India Penang Food Guide

Krsna Restaurant
+604-262 6404
Operation hours: 6.55 am - 9.10 pm (Daily)



One of the best Nasi Dalca in Penang has to be the Rahim, located just opposite Malaysia's oldest Hindu Temple named Sri Mahamariamman. Since year 1948, Rahim used to sell only drinks while his partner selling Nasi Dalca. Later on, he took over the Nasi Dalca business and serve the neighborhood until now. With just 2 make shift trucks, tables arranged at the side of the road, patrons never stop dropping by dining their scrumptious meal.

Little India Penang Food Guide

Little India Penang Food Guide

Nasi Dalca Rahim
Lebuh Queen, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia
Operation hours: 7.30 pm - 2 am (Closed one day per month but no specific day)
Landmark: Opposite Sri Mahamariamman Hindu Temple

Sri Subham Restaurant

Sri Subham Restaurant operates as early as 7am in the morning and serves authentic South & Northern Indian cuisine. There is a wide range of dishes, or you could have the classic banana leaf set. Price is relatively affordable, as the set depicted in the picture merely cost RM 6 (USD 1.5).

Little India Penang Food Guide

Little India Penang Food Guide

Little India Penang Food Guide

Sri Subham Restaurant
47, Lebuh Penang, 10450 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Operation hours: 7 am - 10.30 pm (Daily)

Sri Ananda Bahwan

Established in 1991, Sri Ananda Bahwan is renowned for serving delicious banana leaf rice with a wide selection of vegetarian & meat dishes. The business grew exponentially and they currently operate more than a dozen outlets in Malaysia. If you happen to be in Little India, it is worth trying out banana leaf rice in this award winning restaurant.


Little India Penang Food Guide

Sri Ananda Bahwan
55, Penang Street, 10200 George Town, Penang
+604-2644204
Operation hours: 7 am - 12 am (Daily)

Ali Capati Corner (Vanapatan)

Ali Capati Corner always flaunt by the locals to savour their capati and roti jalal. There are varieties of curries and side dishes to be paired with, make it a nice option for snacking during tea break. On top of there, you could get a plate of aromatic nasi biryani with different dishes should you prefer a more solid meal. Add on a cup of teh tarik and enjoy your meal under the canopy for experience like a local.

Little India Penang Food Guide

Little India Penang Food Guide

Ali Capati Corner
Lebuh Pasar, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang
+6016-540 4630

Whisk

Whisk is a partially "concealed" cafe located in Queen Street, which is a stone's throwaway from Little India. The cafe was so secluded and blended into the surrounding community that even passer-by might missed it out. However, Whisk is always pack with customers, thanks to a few vintage spots in the cafe that makes it a perfect spot for Instagram shots. The cafe only serve desserts and a small drink menu.

Little India Penang Food Guide
   
Little India Penang Food Guide

Whisk
15, Lebuh Queen, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang
+6016-226 0715
Operation hours: 11 am - 10 pm (Friday - Sunday)

The Leaf Healthy House

Little India might packed with abundance of Indian eateries but there are several Chinese eateries within the vicinity, should you prefer an escape out from the convention. One of them is The Leaf Healthy House, a vegetarian restaurant preparing food with the philosophy "cooking diligently using natural ingredients". All the dishes served here are without Monosodium Glutamate, artificial preservatives, colours, gluten meats and white sugar.

Little India Penang Food Guide

Little India Penang Food Guide

The Leaf Healthy House
+6012-498 8491
Operation hours: 11.30 am - 3 pm & 5.30 pm - 10 pm (Daily)

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