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The main ingredient of ethnic cuisine in Penang is rice being put to the heart of many local dishes. Expert cooks prepare rice in great many ways. The rice can be roasted with vegetables and spice and herbs, steamed or stewed in coconut juice. The most known and much fancied dish among foreign guests is still satay. The treat consists of slices of chicken or other sorts of meat grilled on an open fire and added with astonishing accompaniment made of rice named ketupat. This is rice wrapped in coconut palm leaves and steamed. Ketupat may be served as a main course as well. The treat will be of great interest for vegetarian diet fans. The dish may be added with fresh vegetables. The meal of utter significance among local folks is breakfast. Any ethnic restaurant of the resort serves the most popular morning dish being the nasi lemak. The dish presents rice boiled in coconut juice added with boiled hen eggs, fresh cucumbers, roast peanuts and anchovies. However the local restaurant have plenty of other non rice treats on the menu. The assortment of dishes served in local eating houses includes as extremely exotic treats so regular dishes being habitual for most tourists. An original dish preferred by tourists is considered to be tahu goreng being small dices made of soya flour which are roasted and mixed with soya shoots and added with hot spice and herbs when served. Among first courses the most popular and most ordered dish is laksa johor which is added with rice noodles and … Read further

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Cultural excursion through Penang - things to see

In the suburban district of George town tourists will find a well known mountain named Bukit Bendera climbing to the top of which is a popular ritual among tourists. They will find a great observation ground on the top of the mountain presenting a good panorama of all the districts of the island. Getting to the top of the mountain of 833m height is possible in two ways: either on foot or by a special cable railway. … Open

Attractions and active leisure

Picturesque gardens with plenty of exotic plants are a favorite place for rest and recreation among local folks and tourists. The botanical gardens are most heavily visited in the morning hours being a perfect place for hiking and entertaining activities. The same interesting and attractive place to visit is the Penang Butterfly Farm presenting its guests an incredible collection of the most diverse butterflies and … Open

Cuisine and top restaurants

Meat dish fans should try rendang. This treat is considered to be one of the most complex in cooking and sophisticated in its taste. The process of cooking of the dish lasts for about several hours. Small slices of meat are slowly boiled in coconut juice for a couple of hours and get an astonishing taste and flavor by the end of cooking. Local restaurants offer enough of original treats for exotic cuisine admirers. … Open

Traditions and mentality of Penang

It should be noted that bright paper lanterns have become one of the main ethnic symbols of Penang for local folks. These lanterns are used as house decorations in the season of numerous fests and holidays. The Deepavalli Day is dedicated to the lanterns being also known as a festival of lights. The holiday of lights is celebrated on the 7th of November. Literally the name of the holiday is translated as a row of … Open

Travel guide to Penang

A popular tourist attraction is Penang Hill, on top of which is the most famous observation deck on the island. Its highest point is 833 meters. Travelers have several options for climbing the hill: of course, they can do this by car or on foot, but the most interesting option is using the cable car. It has been operating since 1922 and is in itself an outstanding historical symbol. A few years ago, a hotel was … Open

Advices for travellers

6. Tourists used to European meal should avoid tasting ethnic dishes in large quantities from the first days of visit. The matter is that local treats are prepared with addition of hot spices and herbs which will seem strange to foreign guests. 7. The island features numerous open air cafes so tourists have a chance to try original ethnic treats right in the street. One should opt for that café … Open

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