James Beard Publication of the Year 2017

The R&K Guide To Penang

Pirates, British colonizers, Malays, Peranakan merchants, Chinese, Indians, and many more since: each played a special role in building this irresistibly kaleidoscopic corner of Malaysia. Multiple ethnicities, multiple faiths, a million flavors. Penang’s industrious collision of humans and food cultures created a cuisine so distinct and delicious that Penang has become a hunting ground for the food-obsessed, among locals and visitors alike. Come join the hunt.

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