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Discover the City with Delicious Food

George Town, Malaysia

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Experience hosted by Danny

3 hours
Includes food, drinks
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Our story begins in the enclave of Little India. We will dive into the story of its community with local Indian and Indian-Muslim dishes. You will discover its untold tale: of migrants and convicts, intrigue and politics as we trace the foundations of a fledgling city.

Next, the story takes us to the turn of the 20th century. Delicious Chinese, Nyonya and other dishes become the backdrop as we explore the rise of trade and merchants, the advent the World Wars and the ways that this city and its people have been changed forever.

Each dish, sight and landmark will become to you another page in the poignant, powerful and ongoing story of George Town. And you will take from your experience a truly unique insight of this place.
Other things to note
Please inform us of any food allergies or aversions before your experience. This will help us prepare a menu that works for you.
Our story begins in the enclave of Little India. We will dive into the story of its community with local Indian and Indian-Muslim dishes. You will discover its untold tale: of migrants and convicts, intrigue and politics as we trace the foundations of a fledgling city.

Next, the story takes us to the turn of the 20th century. Delicious Chinese, Nyonya and other dishes become the backdrop as we explore the rise of trade and merchants, t…

Danny's commitment to safety

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What's included

  • Food
    Revel in flavours from the local community and enjoy their story. Savouries...
  • Drinks
    Any non-alcoholic drinks you need will be provided by your host.
From £42
/ person
Wed, 2 Dec
18:00 - 21:00
£42 per person
£42 per person

Meet your host, Danny

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 92 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Penang, my hometown, has a special place in my heart. I've spent the last few years working in the arts and volunteering. In that time, I've become interested in the question of identity - Who are we? What makes us who we are? How has migration, colonisation and war shaped us? To my surprise, I found some of the answers in food. I believe that the story of George Town is written in eclectic flavours, our Heritage on a Plate.
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Where you'll be

We will begin in Little India, because it is a crucial but oft-forgotten part of our history. From there, we will explore the surrounding area and trace the socio-political lines that coalesced to shape George Town and its community. Next we'll explore the story of trade and entrepot in the mercantile quarter, before ending our journey in the present with, of course, dessert.

Rated 4.97 out of 5 from 92 reviews.

David
March 2020
A great insight of the city and the food that makes Penang so special , we enjoyed the stories and the food. Danny is a great guide that makes you feel and understand the city.
Samir
March 2020
Danny was a great host and knew a ton about the food, culture, and history of Penang. We were able to eat all the local dishes we wanted to try and some more that we didn’t know about, and learned a lot in the process.
Adam
March 2020
Simply put, Danny is the man. His deep passion for food, history, and culture set the foundation for an unforgettable foodie adventure that opens up the complexity and depth of George Town. What a gift to do this on my first night here! I learned a ton and ate my heart out. Highly recommend.
Simply put, Danny is the man. His deep passion for food, history, and culture set the foundation for an unforgettable foodie adventure that opens up the complexity and depth of Geo…
Kezia
March 2020
You’re probably reading this to decide if you should book this food tour.So i’m going to make the decision for you, go for it.You won’t regret it. This was my first time going on a food tour and i really enjoyed the experience. Danny is very passionate about food & history and he is an incredible story teller with so much knowledge about Penang. Four of us ended up sharing not just food but stories about life and everything in between.
You’re probably reading this to decide if you should book this food tour.So i’m going to make the decision for you, go for it.You won’t regret it. This was my first time going on a…
Isabelle
February 2020
My partner and I really enjoyed this experience! Everything we tried was completely new to us, and very delicious. Danny is a very knowledgeable guide, and told us stories that we never would have otherwise known. He was very friendly and welcoming and gave us great tips for the rest of our stay. Highly recommend this tour!
My partner and I really enjoyed this experience! Everything we tried was completely new to us, and very delicious. Danny is a very knowledgeable guide, and told us stories that we…
Rachel
February 2020
This is one of the best tours - if not the best - Danny is an amazing guide. He is considerate, charismatic, and passionate, and a wonderful storyteller. I learned so much about the local history and food from him. I was so grateful to have his local knowledge and insight! And the food and drinks were delicious. I highly recommend going on this tour if you visit! You will not be disappointed.
This is one of the best tours - if not the best - Danny is an amazing guide. He is considerate, charismatic, and passionate, and a wonderful storyteller. I learned so much about th…

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  • Wed, 2 Dec
    18:00 - 21:00
    £42 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

Comfortable shoes suitable for walking

Umbrella or Raincoat