How to find your favourite hawker stall in Penang. << Finding the best places to eat in a foodie town is one of the most satisfying aspects of being a Lonely Planet author. My technique in most cities is to ask those in the know, then check out the places that get mentioned the most. Then I go and eat. A lot. But in Penang, Malaysia my system went awry. Enter the hawker stall.
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