Get your lip-smacking chops around the cuisine of cultural melting pot par excellence Penang. With influences ranging across the cultures of Thailand, Burma, Sumatra, Java, India, China and Europe, you’d think Penang dining would be all post-modern fusion, but here you’ll find the best of its antecedent cultures presented in their purest form as well as some local specialties. Head to Little India for some sweet street stall samosas and pokhoras, or chow down on Cantonese Hokkein noodles alongside the Chinese clan houses of Georgetown, before an evening rickshaw ride to the glutton’s delights of Gurney Drive. Here you can hook into Hawker hotpots of char kway teow, prawn noodles and curry laksa. Hmm… those last three sound a lot like foodie fusion after all.

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