This is no time for diet as the Penang International Food Festival (PIFF) is back for another mouth-watering year! There is a reason why Conde Nast Traveler named Penang Asia’s Next Great Foodie City and, if you don't know yet, you can find out the reason at the festival. So, buckle up and get ready to indulge in Penang’s best-tasting offerings!
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The festival takes place in different parts of the island and mainland where you can enjoy the delicious food Penang has to offer. From hawker stalls to hipster cafes, you can get the best of everything during the festival. Be sure to catch the major event “Taste of Penang” this weekend on 27 and 28 August 2022! And yes — there are plenty of Muslim-friendly dishes here, so don’t worry!
The closing event is all about showcasing Penang’s modern food scene where favourite F&Bs like cafes, restaurants and hotels will unveil their cuisines at Jalan Kelawai. From Instagrammable dishes to trendy coffee, this festival will feature the best food experience Penang’s contemporary foodscape has to offer. They’ll also have picnic spots, live performances, hotel F&B showcases as well as cafe and restaurant showcases for you to enjoy.
They also have cooking classes available for those interested to make Assam Laksa, Roti Jala and more. Each participant can look forward to receiving practical instruction and watching a cooking demonstration.
There are “mini festivals” throughout this week too. Check out the “Mini Curry Festival” at KOMTAR Walk, where many curry-based dishes await to spice up your week. Penang’s weather too hot and you’re looking to quench your thirst? Head over to “Thirsty Thursday” at Hin Bus Depo where there’s a myriad of beverages to wash down delectable bites!
As the weekend gets closer, eat to your heart’s content at the “RM2 Mini Food Festival” at Dataran Pemuda Merdeka, where food will be served in miniature portions priced at RM2. If you’re looking for a great spot enshrouded in nature to enjoy your meals, look no further than “Santai Morning”. Located in Tropical Spice Garden, you can soak in excellent jungle and sea views to go with drool-worthy eats!
Not only does PIFF celebrate and share the diversity of Penang’s international delicacies and local food, but PIFF also brings the island and mainland to life with its raucous ethnic sounds, Instagram-worthy diorama, and breathtaking firework displays.
For more details on their event schedule, visit here.
Here are some of the events that you can catch in Penang this week:
24 Aug: Mini Curry Festival (Komtar Walk)
25 Aug: Thirsty Tuesday (Hin Bus Depot)
26 Aug: RM2 Mini Food Festival (Dataran Pemuda Merdeka)
27 Aug: Santai Morning (Tropical Spice Garden)
27 – 28 Aug: Taste of Penang (Jalan Kelawai)
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