To many travellers, a mention of Penang attractions makes their eyes twinkle. The city is studded with glitzy malls, busy thoroughfares, notoriously delicious food and local delicacies – your trip is not complete without some souvenir shopping in Penang! Continued from the last article of “The Best Souvenir: Must Buy Products from local Penang”, today we’re going to introduce you the best local souvenir shops recommended by Penang locals for your meaningful takeaways. Unfamiliar with what souvenirs to buy for whom or just wondering how everyone carts their souvenirs in Penang? Reading the below list to know where to hunt for something cool and skip the tourist traps!
When comes to Penang’s pioneer traditional biscuit maker, Ghee Hiang definitely top the list. As a Malaysian brand builds over 160 years, it’s the well-loved local oriental pastries through generations since 1856. Other than its signature Tau Sar Pneah (tambun biscuit), which has become the must-have legendary souvenir for tourists in Penang, Ghee Hiang is also well-known for its Baby Brand Pure Sesame Oil! It is the most popular product of the shop for uses ranging from households, food industries, eateries to healthcare (especially essential in confinement care for local Chinese housewives). Both bottle and sachet packaging are available for in-store purchase.
Ghee Hiang HQ
Address：216 Macalister Road, 10400 Penang
Him Heang is one of the iconic brand for traditional Chinese biscuits in Penang. Located obliquely opposite the 1926 Heritage Hotel, it’s now house in a 3-storey building in Burmah road. The smell of baking wafting out from the kitchen behind as you walk in – their pastries are baked daily and handmade with the finest ingredients with no added preservative, simply fresh and tasty! The must-buy pastry selection in Him Heang are Tau Sar Pneah, Qing Tang Bing, Jin Fei Cui, Beh Teh Saw and Xiang Bing; while the Tau Sar Pneah is among the most sought-after hence you’re advised to call ahead for reservation to avoid the risk pouting at an empty tray.
Address：162A, Jalan Burmah, Penang, George Town, 10050
Phone: 04 – 228 6129
Operation Hour：08:30am – 05:00pm（Close on Sunday）
Any traditional pastry shops in Penang is not complete without a mention of Ban Heang. Here’s the lingering taste with tremendous history and stories behind – Ban Heang tooks 21 years to grow from family style business (only 3 workers during start-up) to Penang Famous Local Product Agency with plenty of outlets around the city nowadays. It is noteworthy to highlight that Ban Heang is the first in Penang who develop a variety flavor of Tau Sar Pneah, in which includes: orange flavor, pandan flavor, coffee flavor and spicy shrimp flavor. Besides, the pepper biscuit (Ham Chit Soo) is hugely popular too; it is described as a mouth-watering pastry that pretty crunchy with a nice pepper bite! There are branches opened in Penang International Airport and large shopping malls like Gurney & Gurney Paragon, where
you can shop conveniently!
Ban Heang HQ
Address：200, Jalan Macalister, 10400 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Phone：04 – 229 5018
Operation Hour：09:00am – 09:00pm
Jeruk Madu Pak Ali
if you’ve love with pickled fruits – another popular delicacy in Penang, then you should not miss Jeruk Madu Pak Ali! The shop start with small business since 1985 and now become the top notch leading manufacturer of picked fruits with at least 8 outlets in Penang. At here you can find a variety choices of pickle fruit condiments such as mango, papaya, hog plum, nutmeg and cucumbers, bottled or packaged, a sure hit amongst locals and tourists alike!
Address: 24, Jalan Pantai Jerjak, Pantai Jerjak, 11700 Gelugor, Pulau Pinang
Phone：04 – 657 7131
Operation Hour: 08.30 am – 07:00 pm
Ghee Hup Nutmeg Factory
Nugmeg is officially listed as one of the Penang’s must-buy souvenirs by the state government – undeniably the most representative native product indeed. Not to miss Ghee Hup Nutmeg Factory at Balik Pulau if you wish to grab authentic nutmeg products with good price! It is not an ordinary souvenir shop but a place where you can see the nutmeg plantations and having a good tour of nutmeg history and benefits from the sharing session with Mr Chang Kun Mim – the owner who is very passionate about nutmeg. At here, you have plenty of nutmeg products to choose from; there’s nutmeg balm, nutmeg oil, nutmeg juice, nutmeg sweets, pickled nutmeg … the list goes on!
Address：3, 202A, Jalan Tanjung Bungah, Kampung Sungai Pinang, 11000 Balik Pulau, Pulau Pinang
Phone：04-866 8426 / 016-433 6303
Operation Hour：09:00am – 06:00pm
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