Farlim Pasar Malam

Farlim Pasar Malam, Penang Island: Hours, Address, Farlim Pasar Malam Reviews: 4.5/5

Farlim Pasar Malam
4.5
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5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
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EpicPenguin
Penang Island, Malaysia4 contributions
The Best Place to Have a Bite
Nov. 2019 • Solo
Farlim Night market is a best place to try delicious and savory food in Penang Island. There are many types of food to try. If you are in Penang you must come to Farlim Night Market because it is also one of the biggest night market.
Written November 5, 2019
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YeahBoiiii
Melbourne, Australia30 contributions
Wide variety of delicious food and not touristy at all
Mar. 2019 • Couples
Amazing variety of foods to try at Farlim Night Market. All super fresh and great value. For about RM 35 my wife and I had the following:

Spicy satay pork skewers
Dim sum dumplings
Fried chicken
A kind of street version of chicken cordon bleu.
Fried battered hot dog
"Thai style" grilled pork
Sugar cane juice
Ice lemon tea

The market was super busy but we seemed to be the only tourists there. Everyone else was a local. It appears to be very popular with the Chinese Malaysian community and there are lots of pork products.

The only negative was a lack of seating. They could double it and it probably still wouldn't be enough. We were not patient enough to wait for a free table so we just stuck with foods we could eat while walking around. Because of this we regretfully skipped some dishes like char kway teow which looked delicious.

Would love to come back another time and try more dishes, there were plenty we didn't get around to!
Written March 13, 2019
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CAJAPP
Tarneit, Australia13 contributions
Foodies delight
Sep. 2018 • Family
We ventured out to this market based upon the reviews on here. It was a bit of a hike from where we were staying but it was worth it. The choice of food was amazing and you could just pick lots of different things to snack on. If taking children I would recommend making sure you take a bottle of water with you because that is harder to come by. Everything we had was delicious and the lemon and passion fruit juice was tangy and refreshing. My only other tip, get a grab back to where you are staying, there were no taxis around at all.
Written September 27, 2018
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Paul Choong
Penang Island, Malaysia109 contributions
Full of knick knacks and paddy wacks
Oct. 2017 • Friends
This night market is filled with goodies and scrumptious food. It's hard to resist the yummy treats and occasional items they have on sale.
Written September 20, 2018
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_zenghuijun
Singapore, Singapore309 contributions
Good variety and low prices
Aug. 2018 • Family
I read from the reviews that this market opens only on Wednesdays. I am not really sure how true this is, but since I touch down on a Wednesday, I decided to have our dinner at this place on our first night. We had a rented car, and found that parking is not easy to find. Most of the lots around the market were taken up already. We finally found an empty lot and parked our car. (I was told later that it was necessary to display a parking coupon when parking by the roadside.) There was a reasonable variety of hawker food and the prices are low. Seating is limited. We sat down at a table and found that we had to order drinks from a nearby stall otherwise we could not sit there. So we ordered a soya milk and grass jelly drink from there in order to stay on. We also ordered char keat teow (fried rice noodles), sotong (squid) balls, roti prata (fried pancake) and satay (grilled meat on a stick). Food was tasty. And we did not suffer from any tummy ache. They were also desserts available but we were too full and could only stomach an iced milk tea for dessert.
Written August 15, 2018
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Neha M
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Gastronomical experience.
Jul. 2018 • Couples
We were in George Town for 4 days or so and made it a point to visit a night market everyday, mostly for the food. By far I would say this is one of the best markets to go and try some amazing local and fusion cuisine. We had soft shell crab burgers, gyoza, apom, fried calamari, fresh sugarcane juice, pork skewers, som tam salad and much more. there was laksa curry, soya milk drinks, satay, char kew tow and a million other things that we missed. the market does not have a big area to sit and eat, just a few tables where you can quickly grab a bite. Most of the food is served in a way that you can walk and munch at the same time. There is a whole lot of clothes and jewelry and small items that you can shop for as well. This market is a local market which means that you won't find many tourist here, coz most of them head to Batu Ferringhi. But I would surely put this on my to do list if im ever back in Penang.
Written July 6, 2018
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Pang L
37 contributions
Colourful night market
Jun. 2018 • Family
A big night market for the locals. Only on Wednesdays and Fridays. Lots of food choices and stuff to buy. Seating may be hard to find as the place is really crowded.
Written June 24, 2018
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Jo Ng
Singapore, Singapore163 contributions
Worth a visit
May 2018 • Friends
It’s a traditional pasar malam patron by many locals and prices were local prices eg a bowl of noodles at MYR 4.50. Many food choices and they were all very delicious. Highly recommended!
Written May 26, 2018
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nellielim
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia4,110 contributions
Amazing variety of street food
Dec. 2017 • Family
Located in an open field, this is the biggest and reputedly the best pasar malam in Penang. Held ever Wednesday, hundreds of stalls selling everything from clothing to DVD's, shoes. fruits, vegetables and souvenirs. Food stalls selling an amazing variety of street food offer loads of options for the dinner crowd. There are tables to sit or just do a take-away.
Written December 29, 2017
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flobolob
West Midlands, UK288 contributions
Best local night market in Penang (probably)
Aug. 2017 • Friends
Farlim Pasar Malam is probably the biggest and most diverse night market in Penang. It is held every Wednesday from about five in the afternoon to about ten in the evening (it may last longer or start closing down early depending on the weather). There are hundreds of stalls selling clothes, electronics, groceries, fruit and veg, food and street food. It is roughly 50/50 food to non-food stalls and the variety is enormous all at normal prices - this is not a tourist market. The street food is fantastic and it is a great opportunity to sample all kinds of cooking - either at the market (eat on the go or there are plenty of places to sit and eat) or take away. There is a wide variety including Chinese - Hokkien, Hakka, Cantonese, Taiwanese, Korean, Japanese, Indonesian, Malay, Indian, Arabic, Western style. It's well worth visiting and it's a good evening out.
Written December 1, 2017
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