Video Tour of Night Markets
(or Pasar Malam in Malay)
in Penang, Malaysia
Penang was well known for this, as we’ve mentioned in the recent post on What To Do In Penang Island in 4 Days, famous for its great gastronomic variety. And if there’s something that characterizes it would be the Street Food and the Night Markets or Pasar Malam in Penang.
And we think its better for you to see for yourself rather than reading about it… hehehe 😛
Here’s a video of the markets we have visited recently so you can experience (sort-of) them in our virtual tour~ 😉
How do the Night Markets in Penang look like?
We can find night markets (or Pasar Malam in Malay) every day of the week and they are located in different areas of the region/state, both on the main land and on Penang Island itself.
We would highly recommend you to visit these markets during your stay as it would be an experience like no other. Even more for non-Asian foreigners who never seen or been to these types of markets.
At the night markets in Penang, they have a variety of stalls from: fruits and vegetables fresh from the farm, fresh fish, fresh chicken, clothing, cleaning products, and especially food. Yes! cooked and ready-to-eat food of all kinds, both sweet and salty, fried rice, Chinese noodles, snacks, chicken of all kinds as its famous Satay (grilled chicken/beef on bamboo skewers, served with peanut sauce), and refreshing drinks such as natural coconut water with brown sugar and ice.
Normally the night markets in Penang open around 6pm until 10pm. When we are in Malaysia, we love to go to all those closest to us to buy fresh products. And we also take the opportunity to have dinner at one of its delicious stalls.
Don’t worry about finding ‘exotic meats’ (dogs, cats, crocodiles, monkey, snakes, what else?) or ‘insects on skewers’ (crickets, grasshoppers or any of those sorts) here in Malaysia. The locals don’t eat them and some of the meats are considered illegal to be sold by anyone at anytime due to the strict food-safety regulations. Generally, you don’t have to worry about food-poisoning incidents, just worry about eating too much and gaining too much weight lol.
Because another good thing that the Pasar Malam have is that they are very cheap. You can have dinner full-up for less than $5. Isn’t that a bargain? I bet you’d want to go to one right now~ haha 🙂
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