Best Pisang Goreng in Penang

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From pushcart hawkers to inviting cafes, the culinary capital of Malaysia is a treasure trove of deep-fried snacks that charms your taste buds instantly. Introducing “pisang goreng”, or fried banana fritters, it’s a challenge to stop once you start munching on one. Decadently delightful any time of the day, light golden-brown batter enveloping a plantain which is caramelised as it's cooked in hot cooking oil is what pisang goreng is all about. We have carefully sifted through the best banana fritters in Penang to ensure your calories don’t go squandered for run-off-the-mill bites. 

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    Tanjung Bungah Pisang Goreng

    For many Penangites, this humble food truck is a childhood memory that has lingered on. For over 50 years, this family-run business has been serving assorted deep-fried delights that have never encountered a dip in quality. Stacks of fried tapiocas, sweet potatoes, yams and jackfruit will greet you, but the real star is their pisang goreng. The batter definitely steals the show - crispy and thick, perfectly matching the sweetness of the whole ripe banana inside.

    Tips

    Eat it while it's still warm and crunchy.

    Things to expect

    A smorgasbord of deep-fried goodies.

    Best with

    Teh Tarik

    Price

    RM1.00 to RM1.50

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    Tanjung Bungah Pisang Goreng View restaurant

    Jalan Chan Siew Teong & Jalan Tanjung Bungah,, 11200, Georgetown, Penang
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    0164467343

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    Every day
    12:00PM—06:00PM
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    Boatman RestaurantNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    There are numerous restaurants mushrooming in Batu Ferringhi over the years, yet Boatman Restaurant has remained as one of the best places to pamper your tummy. Impeccable service, excellent atmosphere and an abundance of Asian and Western cuisines, it ticks every box for a memorable dining experience. No meal at this cosy restaurant is complete without working your mandibles on their plump banana fritter and vanilla ice cream - an unlikely marriage of hot and cold yet oh so perfect together!

    Tips

    Located between Park Royal Hotel and Casuarina Beach Hotel.

    Things to expect

    A home style restaurant with delectable curries, seafood and Western delights.

    Best with

    Fresh juices, Banana Split

    Price

    RM6.80 to RM15.00

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    Boatman Restaurant View restaurant

    No. 46, Jalan Batu Ferringhi, 11100, George Town, Penang
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    048812767

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    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    09:00AM—02:30PM
    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    06:00PM—11:00PM
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    Pisang Goreng Weld QuayPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21Alco free 9fb1f2c65edc2c1eaf4e8b24402d108dd33cc2bc71f0fb0022a54c3c390a66c8

    Looking for scrummy snacks to fuel up your appetite while hopping around Georgetown? Then you’ve got to visit this crowd-bustling stall serving delicious fritters, fresh out of the fryer and into your stomach. It’s a joy to watch this humble family stalwartly preparing deep-fried goodies such as peanut and banana fritters, sesame balls, fried corn bread, sweet potatoes and kuih bakul. Patrons hustle and bustle for their airy banana fritters which are gooey inside and crispy on the outside. Holding on to their heirloom recipe, the batter is what sets it apart from other stalls, never leaving a greasy aftertaste. 

    Tips

    Great as a snack in the evening; grab all their varieties.

    Things to expect

    Ethereal deep-fried snacks which are not soggy.

    Best with

    Kopi O

    Price

    RM1.00 to RM1.50

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    Pisang Goreng Weld Quay View restaurant

    90-A,Pengkalan Weld, 10300, Georgetown, Penang
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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
    01:30PM—07:00PM
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    Market Cross Pisang GorengPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    At the end of the Market Cross road, there is a miniscule pushcart stall serving magical bites of crispy goodies for many years now. The banana is butterflied, dipped in treacly batter and dropped into scorching oil. It's much crispier compared to the other stalls in the list, and the sweet and savoury flavours of a frittered fruit will keep you hooked. Opposite the stall is an Indian stall where you can sip delicious teh tarik and gobble these banana fritters while watching the world go by. 

    Tips

    At times you’ve got to wait; be seated in the Indian stall to avoid the heat.

    Things to expect

    A wide array of deep-fried snacks.

    Best with

    Vadai and Masala Vadai “Spicy Dhall Vadai”

    Price

    RM0.60 to RM2.00

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    Market Cross Pisang Goreng View restaurant

    Market Cross (Lintang Pasar), Dato Keramat, 10460, Georgetown, Penang
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    Every day
    11:00AM—06:00PM
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    Ferringhi Garden RestaurantPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    You might wonder what this exquisite restaurant with its alfresco setting and lush greenery is doing here. This joint has breathed luxury into pisang goreng - crispy and thick banana fritters are paired with vanilla ice cream, sliced fresh fruits that and an artful drizzle of chocolate syrup to tease both the eyes and the taste buds. After gunning down this salacious dessert, stroll around the luscious garden and it’s time to spam Instagram. 

    Tips

    Call for reservations as the outdoor tables are in demand.

    Things to expect

    Big portions.

    Best with

    Milkshakes and wines

    Price

    RM10.00 to RM25.00

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    Ferringhi Garden View restaurant

    Shangri-La's Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa (Rasa Wing Lobby, Mezzanine Level), Batu Feringgi, Pulau Pinang 11100, 11100, Batu Feringgi, Penang
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    048811193

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    Every day
    05:00PM—12:00AM
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    Fried Banana Cheese Caramel Muscle Penang

    Let’s say you’re craving some pisang goreng but you want something more than just goreng. Well, how about some cheese with it? More? Let’s add chocolate covering it. Soft banana covered by a crispy shell topped with cheese and chocolate. Sweet and savoury at the same time. You can get pisang goreng cheese chocolate at a food truck under the second bridge.

    Tips

    Be sure to take the exit on the left so that you don't go up the second bridge

    Things to expect

    More food trucks within the area

    Best with

    The cheese apom balik in the nearby stall

    Price

    RM5.00 to RM15.00

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    Fried Banana Cheese Caramel Muscle Penang View restaurant

    Under the Second Penang Bridge, 11900, Bayan Lepas, Penang
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    0134331630

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    Every day
    05:30PM—01:00AM
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    Pisang Goreng Stall SedapPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    Maybe you just want to eat your pisang goreng but you've already tried everything on this list and your wallet is already crying for help but you're still hungry. Why not try one with bananas that are thinly sliced and has sesame seeds in it? It's sweet and soft plus they're snack-sized. You can always eat some now and save the rest for later when you get them in a bag.

    Tips

    You can mix it with the other fried snacks in the stall

    Things to expect

    Fried sweet potatoes and fried banana balls

    Best with

    The nearby kopitiam will rehydrate you while you eat

    Price

    RM1.00 to RM10.00

    Pisang Goreng Stall Sedap View restaurant

    Kampung Baharu, 11400, Georgetown, Penang
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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday
    12:00PM—06:00PM
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