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Food Guide to What to Eat in New World Park Food Court

You are in Penang, a city with abundance of fine street food to offer. There are so much to try but your schedule is packed with visiting the UNESCO heritage sites, electric street murals or enjoying the sunshine at Batu Ferringhi beach.

In you bump into this dilemma, then New World Park Food Court has come to your rescue. The open-air sheltered modern food court is strategically located in Georgetown and makes a great destination for you to get acquainted with a wide variety of local cuisine. Some of the hawkers here were previous occupant at the open hawker space at the adjacent Swatow Lane, which was once a food heaven for Penangites.

The renowned Hong Kong based celebrity chef and food critic, "God of Gourmet" Hugo Leung Man-To was seen visiting New World Park Food Court in August 2018 to sample some of the delicacies here. On top of that, many local VIPs, renowned celebrities and food bloggers also made New World Park Food Court their destination for their déjeuner.

Mimi Secret Kitchen Nyonya Laksa/Nasi Ulam

Mimi Secret Kitchen used to operate in Wisma Central in Jalan Macalister until they moved here. Regulars love their Nyonya Laksa, an epic Penang cuisine that packs a rich and spicy coconut broth, topped with a generous quantity of winged beans, curry flowers, mint leaves, lemongrass and pineapple. 

Health conscious individuals may order a bowl of mixed herb rice, seasoned by a great quantity of herbs such as onions, shallots, kaffir lime leaves, lemongrass and "daun kaduk" or sometimes known as wild betel. It serves as a great source of antioxidant. Watch out for the hot burning sensation arises from the fiery sambal! Mimi Secret Kitchen popularity is so immense that renowned food travelogue host - Axian and many local food bloggers have given good ratings to them.

Bak Kut Teh

This simple, heartwarming Bak Kut Teh at food court is ratcheted into restaurant grade when the chef uses multilayered pork intestines instead of regular intestines. This meticulously prepared pork intestines offer an unique texture during mastication, and coupled with the piping hot and rich herby soup, it makes this Bak Kut Teh a great choice for late breakfast or lunch. For ultimate enjoyment, have the Bak Kut Teh with a bowl of aromatic yam rice. 

Papa Nyonya

Papa Nyonya is run by 2 siblings to fulfill their father’s wishes on spreading his Peranakan recipe. The father will source ingredients from the market on daily basis to ensure freshness, therefore the dishes may vary from day to day depending on the ingredients availability. 

We get to try their main dishes of the day, curry chicken that came with fried jicama, sweet sambal onion and scramble egg. Also check out their signature Satay Meat Burger which features a housemade patty dressed with thick peanut sauce which only available on Sunday. 

Penang Hokkien Mee

This Penang Hokkien Mee (prawn noodle) stall was operating in Swatow Lane previously and its recipe has been passed down to the second generation of the family. The spicy soup is packed with rich prawn scent. Lor Mee (starchy soup noodle) and Pai Kut Mee (pork ribs noodles) are available too.

Cucur Udang

A recipe inherited from his grandfather coupled with passion of cooking are the reasons making these cucur udang (prawn fritters) irresistible in taste. Dip these crunchy cucur udang into the spicy peanut sauce and it will become the perfect after meal snack.  

Penang Curry Mee and Nasi Lemak Goreng

Two young chaps with passion in cooking started this stall by inventing their own recipes for Penang Curry Mee and Nasi Lemak Goreng (Fried Coconut Milk Rice). Although Nasi Lemak Goreng sounds peculiar, this unique dish is their creative invention that offers an elusive taste. You may enjoy Nasi Lemak Goreng with different dishes offered such as fried chicken, fish, prawns or squids. It is noted the sambal and chilies are own made. 

Penang Fried Koay Teow

Savour a plate of Penang signature dish - Fried Koay Teow here which is cooked using charcoal to fuse in additional wok hei. Have it cooked with duck egg for extra creaminess, though this idea might not go well with health conscious individuals. 

Chee Chong Fun

Do not be shy to grab some snacks from this humble stall which has a history for more than 50 years. The varieties of Chinese snacks available such as Bak Zhang (Chinese Dumplings) Chai Kuih (Steamed Vegetable Dumplings), Chee Cheong Fun (Steamed Rice Rolls) or Yam Cakes are set to appease your appetite. 

New World Park
102, Jalan Burma, George Town, 10050 George Town, Pulau Pinang

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