Background Image

4-Hour Georgetown Food Tour

11 Reviews
Main photo of the Tour

From USD

$72

Be a part of an exclusive group as you venture through Malaysia's Georgetown Heritage area. Be hungry for food and knowledge as your local Penang-born tourist and food guide walks you through each step of the way on this food trail. Savor delicious local cuisine which the forefathers of Georgetown has kept alive as we unveil the history and heritage of this area. End the food trail with an optional drink at a local bar.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
- Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
- A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
- Tips to enjoy Simply Enak's food tour:
- BE HUNGRY, BE OPEN
- Make sure you come hungry when you join the food experience and be open to foods introduced by the guide
- WEAR COMFORTABLE SHOES
- The food experience tours are normally walking trails. It's advises that guests wear comfortable shoes during the food experience
- BRING YOUR WATER BOTTLE
- Water helps during the tour especially during hot weather. Its very easy to get thirsty in Malaysia.
- UMBRELLA AND RAINCOAT
- Malaysia's weather can be unpredictable. Please bring your own umbrella or raincoat if its raining or going to rain.
- AVOID WEARING WHITE
- There's nothing worse than spilling food on a white t-shirt. If you don't mind the stain, you can always wear white.

Description:

The 4-hour heritage and food trail takes place during sundown at 4.30pm. You'll be meeting the guide at St.George's Church along Lebuh Farquhar. You will be learning about the history of Georgetown as the group walks by several historical places and buildings such as the St.George's church, the Goddess of Mercy Temple and Chinese Clan Houses.

The tour will be stopping by at least 3 food outlets, tasting at least 10 varieties of local and heritage food of Georgetown before ending the trail at one of the best cocktail bars in Georgetown.

5 important steps that you're encouraged to take to make this tour a memorable one:
• Chat up your guide - Your guide is born and bred in Penang and loves to chat and communicate. It's highly encouraged to have a Q&A session throughout the tour, talking about your likes and dislikes. This food trail is for you and the operator would like to ensure that you have a good time.
• Be adventurous - Keep an open mind to try out new things as you walk through the core zone of the heritage area of Georgetown.
• Come hungry - Be rest assured that you will be sinking in your teeth into delicious local food. This tour won't stop until you are full.
• Have Fun - Enjoy the food trail, kick back and relax as you feel at home in Georgetown.

Departure:

Departure point:

St.George's Church

Departure time:

4:30 PM

Duration:

4 hours

Inclusions:

Exclusions:

Terms and Conditions:

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


Reviews:

Profile image of user
jeffrey.oneil

Penang is all about the food, and what better way to experience that food than with a local? Mark gave us a great tour with information and history of the city, coupled with some amazing dishes and even explained the cultural significance and history of the dish. We would've never found these places to eat on our own, and avoided any "tourist trap" places to eat.

Profile image of user
Fred G

Our guide provided local history of various areas of old Georgetown. The street food was amazing. Excellent.

Profile image of user
Kelly A

Wonderful and comprehensive tour of the different foods in Penang, and also the history that has allowed this food culture to develop.

Tour guide was ver informative and engaging, and the tour provided for our 10 month old baby well.

Profile image of user
Graeme W

A great way to spend an evening. Our guide ,Mark,was very informative and took us to places we ordinarily would not visit. Along the way,we ate some very tasty food and finished up in a nice cocktail bar. The whole trip was well worth the money and I have no hesitation in recommending this tour.

Profile image of user
Claire B

Incredible. Can recommend this tour.

Profile image of user
Nick T

Mark was an AWESOME guide who added color to the food we ate. The color that I am referring to is the cultural element and how the food migrated with the people in the region. Not only is Mark professional, he LOVES food, which came through when he described what we were eating.

Thanks for everything Mark and I hope we can link up with you again.

Profile image of user
Nick T

Mark was an AWESOME guide who interspersed cultural tidbits with the food that we ate. I would recommend Mark as he is very professional and extremely knowledgeable. Also, he LOVES food!!!!
Thanks again Mark and we are looking forward to meeting you again soon.

Profile image of user
Barbara S

Our guide Mark was quite exceptional. He did not just stick to talking about foods but the history and culture of particularly George Town. Without doubt the highlight of our trip to Penang. Thanks Mark!

Profile image of user
RoxyCat111

Our tour with Mark was amazing!

He is very knowledgeable about the area, the history, the food, etc.

The food was fantastic and learning to make our own cocktail at the end of the night was a highlight!

We had a ton of fun!!

Profile image of user
Sally R

My daughter and I were met by Mark and commenced our tour. Mark was lovely and knowledgeable. The first place we stopped was for a curry which was delicious then we went to an outside cafe style place and had typical Penang cuisine and lastly to a hawkers place for our final food. All the food was good ,authentic and adequate. Mark took us, at the end of the tour to a bar/ restaurant where we all shared a few beers.
Whilst I appreciate Marks time for the tour I feel it was overpriced as certainly Hawkers places are very cheap.
We enjoyed the tour although it may have been more fun with more people attending. We learned a great deal about Georgetown and Penang in general and I would recommend it.


Summary

Detail of Tour
4-Hour Georgetown Food Tour
Overview:

Be a part of an exclusive group as you venture through Malaysia's Georgetown Heritage area. Be hungry for food and knowledge as your local Penang-born tourist and food guide walks you through each step of the way on this food trail. Savor delicious local cuisine which the forefathers of Georgetown has kept alive as we unveil the history and heritage of this area. End the food trail with an optional drink at a local bar.

From USD

$72

Check out our Recommendations:

Screenshot from IPhone and Android Free App

Explore the world

App store Play store
More interessant destinations

More Destinations

Take a look at these interesting destinations.

Amsterdam Destination
Amsterdam
Explore
Moscow Destination
Moscow
Explore
London Destination
London
Explore
Paris Destination
Paris
Explore
{/* */}