The Penang Wonderfood Museum is one of the more unique museums in George Town. Located at Beach Street, this specialty museum celebrates Penang’s food scene by showcasing various local delicacies across multiple Malaysian cuisines. Here, one can also find larger-than-life size food replicas which make for good photos. Not only that, the museum also offers an in-depth look at several Malaysian dishes and popular street food. Sean Lau, the owner, utilizes food replication techniques from Japan to produce the realistic food replicas. Since most tourist visit George Town for its widely acclaimed street food, a visit to the museum is the perfect way to kickstart your vacation in Penang.
Wonderfood Museum Penang
A visit to Wonderfood Museum is perfect for those looking to gain in-depth knowledge of Penang’s food scene. What more, the museum’s larger-than-life size food replicas will also leave visitors amazed of how realistic the replicas are . The museum is divided into three zones, namely; Info Zone, Wow Zone, and Educational Zone. Info Zone showcases popular street food and delicacies of several cuisines. This includes the Malays, Chinese, Indians, and Peranakans, or Baba Nyonya. Visitors will also be introduced to how Penangites enjoy their food on a typical day through miniature displays of food scenes. This include scenes of people having Teh Tarik at a Mamak (Indian-Muslim) stall, typical Malaysian breakfast at a roadside Nasi Lemak stall and several others.
In the Wow Zone, visitors will be able to capture photographs of Penang Wonderfood Museum’s unique giant food replicas. The Wow Zone truly offers visitors a unique experience as they will be able to pose beside massive food replicas of several of Penang’s delicacies such as laksa, cendol, char koay teow, and rojak. Lastly, Penang Wonderfood Museum’s Education zone is dedicated to educating the public about how eating certain foods negatively impacts the environment. This is done by showcasing the inhumane process of producing shark fin soup.
All in all, the Penang Wonderfood Museum is a combined celebration of Penang’s Food scene and the art of food replication. A visit to the museum is perfect for those looking to gain a unique experience during their stay in Penang.
Address, Open Hours & Ticket Rates
Address: 49, Lebuh Pantai, George Town, 10200 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Open Hours: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. (Daily)
Tel: 04-251 9095
Ticket Rates: Adult Non-MyKad Holders RM25 / Children RM15
Adult MyKad Holders RM15 / Children RM10