Goreng pisang is a filling and tasty snack to have in between meals. There are a few Chinese stalls that I patronized and the Penang Tanjung Bungah Goreng Pisang stall is one of them. Located on the left hand side of the road leading to Batu Feringghi Penang, the stall has been serving its customers for the past forty years.

Penang Goreng Pisang

A whole bunch of pisang Raja hanging in front of the stall


This stall uses only ripe pisang Raja, which is the best among the varieties available. The banana fritter deep-fried with a crispy and light batter is bursting with sweet flavor of the pisang Raja.

Penang Goreng Pisang

This stall is run by owner Lim and his cousin Teh with the presence of the Lim’s father helping out occasionally.

Penang Goreng Pisang


The next fried item is the deep fried cempedak. In most goreng pisang stalls, it is just impossible to find any soft cempedak seeds as most are hard and not edible. The elderly Lim went on and explained that it is not advisable to deep-fried the cempedak too long as the flesh will turn soggy.


Fresh cempedak fruit, ready to be fried!

Deep fried cempedak

Deep fried cempedak, left to sit for a moment

Deep fried cempedak

Makan time! Hubby going for his favourite Cempedak!


Next item is the deep-fried tee kueh which has three layers – a piece of homemade tee kueh (glutinous rice cake) placed between the sweet potato and yam. The tee kueh is fried with a slight crisp batter and the piece of glutinous rice cake is sticky and gooey.

Deep fried tee kueh

Crispy pieces of three layer tee kueh

Tee kueh

The tee kueh being sliced with a guitar string


Other varieties of fried items available in this stall are the deep-fried sweet potato (in chips form and large pieces) and the Kuih Kodok (mashed banana) with a chewy texture. All the take-away items are packed in brown paper bags.

fritters kueh kodok

sweet potato

Look out for this stall housed in a white van. It can be seen on the roadside after the Tanjung Bunga Police Station traffic light. Click here for the Map Location.

Penang Goreng Pisang stall

P.S. It is best to eat these fritters when they are hot as they looses its crispness after a while.

Penang Tanjung Bungah Goreng Pisang
Lim Thuan Hin
Tel : 019 4467343
Teh Choon Pin
Tel : 012 423 6499

Business Hour : 12.00noon to 6pm daily

GPS Coordinates : N05 2757.4   E100 1647.1

Website : http://www.pggorengpisang.photos.gb.com/


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18 comments so far


the goreng ti koay so tempting…like the last picture..yeng~

September 29th, 2009 at 2:17 pm

Brilliant bokeh, lovely shooting and GREAT goreng pisang!

September 29th, 2009 at 3:07 pm

this is one of the best goreng pisang i had before. YUM!!! how i wish i were in penang now……

September 29th, 2009 at 7:13 pm

hard to find a good pisang goreng at KL :(

September 29th, 2009 at 7:56 pm

can see that the crust of the banana fritter are real crispy.

September 29th, 2009 at 8:06 pm

I know how good it is just by looking at the crispy batter with plenty of small air-holes. :D

September 29th, 2009 at 8:32 pm

Once I over heard a teenage diner at my clients place, she said the Tanjung Bungah ‘Goreng Pisang’ stall is more like Touch n’ Go business. I guess I must take the adventure to try it out at least for once.

September 29th, 2009 at 11:16 pm

Hmmm… it has been a long long long time since I ate from this stall, even before they started the development there. I must pop in one of these days when I’m up at that area. Thanks for the reminder. :)

September 30th, 2009 at 3:43 am

I have eaten the fried banana before more than 5 years ago! Sadly, I forgot how to get back to the place so I always missed out when I was in Penang. Now I’m missing them already!!!

September 30th, 2009 at 10:20 am

one of my most memorable goreng pisang experiences has to be at tanjung bungah. no fuss, no frill. just ripe, sweet bananas and wrapped in a savoury, crispy batter. oh, the aroma’s brilliant too. divine!

September 30th, 2009 at 12:44 pm

wah, look so good. Is it better than the ones we had the last time?

September 30th, 2009 at 2:21 pm

wow….good banana fritters review…cant wait to take a bite now…love the pics angle….

thanks for ur bday wishes.

September 30th, 2009 at 11:51 pm

taufulou – The tee kueh is best taken when it is hot – stick/gooey.

Julian Si – Try it if you are around that area.

ai wei – Many people like the items from this stall.

mimid3vils – There are a few stalls and each has its own texture and crispiness.

foodbin – They are really crispy when its hots.

October 1st, 2009 at 12:21 am

Life for Beginners – The batter is kind of different, more of the lighter and the ‘fragile type’ that can break easily.

Jason Wong – You should try it, being a Penangite and staying in Penang for so many years.

Criz Lai – Hope you still find it to your liking.

iamthewitch – I can always go with you or you could just follow the map or the gps.

Nic (KHKL) – I think this is one place that you like to revisit when you are in Penang.

taukwa – Each have their own specialty. Will bring you to this stall on your next trip.

vialentino – You are most welcome. I am sure you are very busy with yr little baby.

October 1st, 2009 at 12:33 am

slurp….. thanks. can’t wait liao. see you soon

October 1st, 2009 at 9:41 pm

just not sure how long the oil is use to fry the food… any idea?

October 2nd, 2009 at 5:47 pm
ben sim

the mee goreng next to it also very buguiii

October 15th, 2009 at 3:42 pm

twiggy – Not too sure about that but the pot of oil is not black in color.

ben sim – Nice of you sharing the info and thanks for dropping in.

October 16th, 2009 at 1:47 pm

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