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8 Best Chicken Rice in Penang (Non-Halal)

While Chicken Rice is not hyped as much in Penang in comparison to Char Kuey Teow and Assam Laksa. But, no sane person will ever reject a good plate of chicken rice.

It’s a comfort food for all Malaysians that can be found all over Penang, but only a few are a step above the rest.

Here are 8 Chicken Rice Places in Penang that we think are the best!

Goh Thew Chik Chicken Rice

Goh Thew Chik Chicken Rice @phoonethan

Nestled in Chulia Street, Goh Thew Chik Chicken Rice have been serving of the best Hainanese chicken rice in Penang.

Tender chicken drenched in light soy sauce paired with their fragrant rice. What else would you want? Whether it’s their roasted or steamed chicken, both are amazing. For the best cut of meat, get the drumstick or thigh.

Their tangy chilli sauce is the perfect condiment.

Finding parking and getting a table will be difficult, but it’s worth it. Expect long queues during the weekends and school holidays.

Address: 338, Chulia St, Georgetown, 10200 George Town, Penang.

Operation Hour: 11AM-3PM (Daily)

Wai Kee Chicken Rice

Wai Kee Chicken Rice @ringlusm

When people talk about chicken rice, it’s not just about the chicken, we can never forget about char siew (roasted pork) in our chicken rice.

This is where Wai Kee shine, it’s char siew is to die for! Best quality and best taste. No other stall can beat their char siew.

Their other meats are not lagging behind either, overall all their meats are great!

Address: Chulia St, Georgetown, 10450 George Town, Penang.

Operation Hour: 11AM-2.30PM, 6PM-9PM (Everyday except for Sat & Sun), 11AM-2.30PM (Sat & Sun)

Wen Chang Hainan Chicken Rice

Wen Chang Hainanese Chicken Rice @au_ammodel

Claiming to serve authentic Hainanese chicken rice brought over all the way from Wen Chang city in Hainan province years ago, there is no doubt what they are serving is delicious!

What shines at Wen Chang’s is their rice, it has the right amount of moisture and texture.

Their flavor of the rice is pleasant and mouthwatering. Paired with some tender chicken and garlic chilli sauce.

What also makes it better, is that owner is cheerful and attentive! He also speaks English!

Address: 63, Lebuh Cintra, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang.

Operation Hour: 11AM-5PM (Daily)

Chicken Rice @ Genting Cafe

Genting Cafe Chicken Rice @itscharkn

Tucked away in Genting Kopitiam, often outshined by their famous Chee Cheong Fun, but hey it’s not the only thing you should be eating. The Chicken Rice there is mouth-watering too!

What else can we say? Tender chicken, fragrant rice and tasty chili sauces. Love it!

Address: Lorong Delima 3, Taman Island Glades, 11700 Jelutong, Pulau Pinang.

Operation Hour: 7AM-5PM (Closed on Wednesday)

Fatty Boy Chicken Rice

Fatty Boy Chicken Rice @wififoodie

Located beside Tune Hotel at Burma Road, Fatty Boy serves good chicken rice. Their chicken is tender and juicy, the saltiness is just right.

If that is not enough, they also serve deep fried bean curds and hard boiled tea eggs as sides which they are famous for. It’s cooked with black soy sauce and white pepper powder.

Address: 98A, Jalan Burma, 10050 George Town, Pulau Pinang.

Operation Hours: 9AM-6PM (Closed on Wednesday)

Tong Seng Hainan Chicken Rice

Tong Seng Hainanese Chicken Rice @bugbennygals

They’ve got great roasted chicken and cripsy pork belly that is waiting to be eaten. Flavorful rice and tender chicken. Tong Seng also has some good sambal that you have to try, it’s simple but so delicious.

The owners are also quick and friendly, quite popular among the locals.

There is only so much we can do to repeatedly describe chicken rice. All you have to know, it’s good chicken rice awaiting you here.

Address: 406, Jalan Penang, George Town, 10000 George Town, Pulau Pinang.

Operation Hour: 8AM-5PM (Daily)

Air Itam Bean Sprout Chicken Rice

Air Itam Bean Sprout Chicken @wenlynn_chin

Moved from Air Itam to Kimberley Street, they serve tender streamed chicken along side bean sprout to counter balance the amount of meat you are eating.

Their steamed chicken is what you want to get, similar to the Ipoh verson, their chicken are deboned before being served. Their chicken ain’t just tender, its SUCCULENT. Served with light soy sauce for added flavor and garnished with leek and cucumber. It’s good!

Address: 66 & 68, Lebuh Kimberley, George Town, 10100 George Town, Pulau Pinang.

Operation Hour: 11 AM-3 PM, 5.30 PM-9.30 PM (Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri), 11 AM-9.30 PM (Sat & Sun), (Closed on Thursday)

Sin Nam Huat Chicken Rice

Sin Nam Huat Chicken Rice @real__traveler

Specializing in roasted chicken and pork, the crunchiness and texture is the perfect balance to satisfy your cravings. They also have some good Chai Boey (Mustard Green Soup) to pair up with your chicken rice.

It’s good that they’ve become a burgeoning chain of chicken rice shops all around Penang!

Address: 171, Jalan Macalister, George Town, 10450 George Town, Pulau Pinang.

Operation Hour: 9.30AM-4.30PM (Daily)


Of course, there are more chicken rice stalls out there that are good, these are just 8 of our favorite chicken rice places.

People say chicken soup is for the soul, screw that! It's chicken rice all the away, baby. Nothing beats a good plate of chicken rice!

Tell us what you think is the best chicken rice below in the comments!

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