Padang Brown, Penang

   Posted by: CK Lam   in George Town, Hawker, Malay Cuisine, Penang

Padang Brown hawker center in Penang is well known to tourists visiting the island as well as the Penangites themselves. It is usually packed with people during lunch and teatime, however many people overlook the many food choices it has to offer for dinner. In the night, the brightly lighted up stalls on the right-hand side of the place are predominantly Malay hawkers.

All the stalls faces an open space with a children playground and just walking distance away from the busy junction of Perak Road/Anson Road.

As always, the first thing that arrived at the table are the drinks -  hot cup of teh tarik (milk tea) and icy cold  air sirap (syrup drink).






We had the soup kambing (mutton soup) and the soup lembu (beef soup). The soup is very aromatic and rich in herbs and spices. It  goes hand in hand with the meat which gives this soup the ultimate taste buds sensation. The lean meat is very tender as it is boiled in the soup for several hours. Hubby gave his two thumbs-up for the soup lembu (RM3.00) whereas my son loves the soup kambing (RM3.50).




Besides the regular cut of meat, those who are more adventurous could opt for some extra ingredients such as the perut (stomach) and urat (veins). Most customers have the bowl of soup together with Bengali roti (bread). The bread compliments the soup very well.



This is the stall which serve many varieties of noodles and rice. This plate of nasi goreng (fried rice) with egg comes with pieces of separately cooked beef (RM4).



A plate of  pasembor was reasonably priced at RM3 with mostly the basic ingredients of beancurd, egg, cucumber, keropok (fried fritters) and the rest of the condiments. All the ingredients are topped with spoonfuls of sauce…very tasty indeed.



The hawker stalls directly opposite that operate in the daytime are famous for the Lok Lok, Pohpiah and the Chinese pasembor.

rrPadang Brown Pio Pia

Entrance to the food court and the parking lot is directly behind the Dato Kramat police station.

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13 comments so far

Tau Sar Phneah

i never eat there before le…used to eat where the chinese stalls are..where they have lok lok..

my fav is in padang brown the other side of the field at johor road…at night where there’s lots of hawker stall..

August 8th, 2008 at 7:13 am

heard so much bout the popiah at this hawker stall.
shouldve given them a try, but everytime forgot bout this place.
the only time we go Anson road is for the dimsum only. =P

August 8th, 2008 at 8:23 am

I always stuck to the Chinese part of Padang Brown only. Must give the mamak part a try ;D Yummy mutton soup!

August 8th, 2008 at 10:43 am
CK Lam

Tau Sar Phneah & Durianberry – this is also my first time eating in the Padang at night(usually stick to the Chinese side too). You be surprise with the many varieties they have to offer.

J2kfm – if you are aiming for the pohpiah, the stall starts selling round 2pm – 5.30pm (teatime).

August 8th, 2008 at 10:54 am
Little Inbox

The Pasembur looks yummy! Quite a long time haven’t had one.

August 8th, 2008 at 11:45 am

Yes, same like durianberry..I also go to the Chinese side only. Thanks for sharing the “other side’s” food variety. Looks nice!

August 8th, 2008 at 2:41 pm
New Kid on the Blog

:) this is the place that our family had our food poisoning experience.

that was when were young, then after non of us dare to go back anymore. :)

August 8th, 2008 at 3:46 pm
CK Lam

Little Inbox – I couldn’t resist this pasembur…the taste of the gravy is just right!

Buzzingbee – you should give this side a try too, the food is pretty good.

New Kid on the Blog – our family had a very pleasent dinner here. I’m sorry to hear that you had a bad experience here a long time ago, hopefully you can give this place another try.

August 8th, 2008 at 6:37 pm

Your should try the popiah on the other side facing Esso in the evening. That the best indian popiah I ever had.

August 9th, 2008 at 9:43 pm
gill gill

Ooo…never realize “the other side” also have lots of variaty.

Hurray! Finally found the 68 Kelawei, but they had change their name to Eclectic…

to know more please visit gourmet-garden.blogspot.com

August 9th, 2008 at 11:35 pm
CK Lam

Email2me – thanks for sharing with me the indian popiah stall…used to buy it from the indian man in swatow lane but lately, he seems to have disappeared.

Btw, you have an informative and nice blog!

August 9th, 2008 at 11:50 pm
CK Lam

Gill Gill – Thanks for sharing the info on Eclectic…finally get to know its new location.

August 11th, 2008 at 3:50 pm
Criz Lai

Don’t really go for the soup there as my brother is rather choosy in his food.. haha. But… I love the popiah there although the price has increased and the size decreased recently.


August 13th, 2008 at 12:23 pm

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