Affordable delights at Penang food fest

GEORGE TOWN: Penang’s all-time favourites like char koay teow will be going for RM8 while assam laksa can be had for RM6.

Other dishes that would be reasonably priced in the must-eat list at the Penang International Food Festival (PIFF) include mee kuah ketam (RM8), murtabak (RM5) and lontong (RM8).

About 80 food stall operators will be serving up famous street food throughout the two-day event from 5pm to 11pm tomorrow and Sunday.

Festival director Jack Wong said the food would be a gastronomical treat that won’t burn a hole in the pocket.

(A plate of char koay teow with huge and succulent prawns at famous tourist spots would cost between RM11 and RM13.)

“The amount you pay for the food here will be similar to prices at most hawker stalls in Penang.

“The festival highlights what Malaysian street food looks and tastes like,” he said yesterday.

The festival will be held on the mainland for the first time at Design Village Mall in Batu Kawan.

It is endorsed by the Penang government, and fully supported by the Penang Island City Council, Seberang Prai City Council and Penang Global Tourism.

Penang tourism and creative economy committee chairman Yeoh Soo Hin said hosting the festival on the mainland was meant to create a balanced development which is part of the Penang2030 policy.

There will also be a fun fair and live performances, with a fireworks display expected at 8.30pm on Sunday.

Shuttle bus services will be provided for those on the island who want to go to the fair on the mainland.

Besides the main event at Design Village Mall, there will also be other programmes scheduled from tomorrow to Aug 28.

These include Picnic@Rooftop Garden atop SPICE Rooftop Garden in Bayan Lepas, the Gertak Sanggul Food Truck Rally, where one can dine out while enjoying the sea breeze; and for curry lovers, the Mini Curry Festival at Komtar Walk.

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