Lorong Baru (New Lane) Hawker Stalls

Top choice hawker in George Town

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Ask locals where their favourite hawker stalls are, and they’ll generally mention this night-time street extravaganza. Prepare to battle for a spot if you're visiting on weekends. We especially enjoyed the char koay kak (wok-fried rice cakes, egg, preserved radish and bean sprouts) and a version of Hokkien mee (mixed noodles in a piquant prawn broth), but just about everything is available here.

Oyster omelettes, otak otak (fish curry), Chinese congee, grilled satay skewers…it's all here.