Penang won’t be a food paradise for no reasons, when almost all of the local and foreign visitors would want to get hold of some Penang local products to share with their family and friends back home. Delicious delicacies are all over Penang and there are always more new establishments booming out from every nooks and corners of the beautiful island to cater to the needs of consumers. Here are 5 of the recommended ones which you could practically buy anything to impress your foodie recipients.
1. Hock Lok Siew Biscuit Trading (福祿壽餅鋪)
Hock Lok Siew Biscuit Trading (福祿壽餅鋪) is basically one of those main suppliers for delicious bakes you could get from some of the major markets in Penang. However, you could also purchase them directly from the shop at reasonable price too. Some of their reputable products include Tambun Biscuits (original, pandan & sambal prawns), Gong Zai Peng (Ang Kong Na Pheah/Moon Biscuits – plain, walnut, hazelnut, cranberry, sunflower, pumpkin seed, coconut filling, lotus seed filling, red bean filling, etc). Depending on the season, you might even get exotic items such as their Pong Peah (Puff Biscuits) with durian filling, Durian Mooncake and more.
Hock Lok Siew Biscuit Trading | 120, Lebuh Noordin, 10300 Penang, Malaysia. | Tel: +604-262 2162 | Operation Hours: 9.00am – 7.00pm | GPS Coordinates: 5.412202, 100.330031 | Non-Halal
2. Ban Heang (M) Sdn. Bhd. (萬香餅家)
Ban Heang (M) Sdn Bhd (萬香餅家), which is located within the heart of George Town has quite a few branches in town as well as within few major malls. However, it’s recommended to get your local products at the main shop which has a more complete range of products. Other than their Tambun Biscuits, you would be spoiled for choices as they do have many others products to cater to the different needs of its customers, namely dried fruits, coconut biscuits, dragon beard floss and more. If you timing, you could also savour their freshly pastries around noon time.
Ban Heang (M) Sdn. Bhd. (萬香餅家) | 200, Jalan Macalister, 10400 Penang, Malaysia. | Tel: +604-229 5018 / +604-228 5018 | Operation Hours: 9.00am – 9.00pm | GPS Coordinates: 5.416659, 100.323390 | Non-Halal
3. Him Heang Sdn. Bhd. (馨香餅家)
Him Heang Sdn. Bhd. (馨香餅家) is one of the notable brands in Penang where there’s usually a long queue waiting for their freshly baked Tambun Biscuits. The renowned biscuit shop is so famous that it’s recommended to pre-book your orders days ahead to avoid going home empty handed. They do have many other local products such as Roti Jari (Finger Biscuits), Roti Kapai, Roti Potong, Egg Rusk, Brown Sugar Xiang Bing, nutmegs products and more.
Him Heang Sdn. Bhd. (馨香餅家) | 162, Jalan Burma, 10050 Penang, Malaysia. | Tel: +604-228 6130 | Operation Hours: 8.30am – 5.00pm (Closed on Sundays) | GPS Coordinates: 5.424043, 100.321076 | Halal
4．Ghee Hiang Manufacturing Co. Sdn. Bhd. (義香)
Ghee Hiang Manufacturing Co. Sdn. Bhd. (義香), started its business since 1856 and has a history of over 160 years in producing the best products from Fujian, China. The pride product of the company is their Ghee Hiang “Baby Brand” Sesame Oil (Halal), made from continuous refinement and quality seeds selection has today become a trusted brand for households and commercial uses throughout the world. If you want to find some nicely packaged gifts, this is the place you should pay a visit to. Do take note that they also have packets with small sachets of sesame oil for easy carriage during your holiday trips.
Ghee Hiang Manufacturing Co. Sdn. Bhd. | 216, Jalan Macalister, 10400 Penang, Malaysia. | Tel: +604-226 9915, +604-226 9917 | Operation Hours: 9.00am – 9.00pm | GPS Coordinates: 5.417866, 100.321712 | Non-Halal
5. Tean Ean Local Products (M) Sdn. Bhd. (田園土產)
With more than 300 local products available, Tean Ean Local Products (M) Sdn. Bhd. (田園土產), is another ideal shop to pay a visit to. Other than purchasing Penang’s known Tambun Biscuits, they do have classes to teach you how to make your own too. If you love consuming strong herbs and spices infused Bak Kut Teh, whether vegetarian or non-vegetarian, you have found the right place as the ingredients had been specially formulated by the owner’s grandfather. It’s so far one of the best brands you won’t regret to purchase. It’s also a paradise for coffee lovers as they have so many versions that one might even purchase the whole range after having to taste them out. Some of the coffee products might even be diabetic-friendly such as their Bevanda no-sugar coffee.
Tean Ean Local Products (M) Sdn. Bhd. | 90, Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, 10050 Penang, Malaysia. | Tel: +604-229 8130 | Operation Hours: 9.00am – 6.00pm | GPS Coordinates: 5.428382, 100.320777 | Pork-Free