Bringing World Cuisine to Penang

By James Springer

December 2017 FEATURE
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There’s no need to go to Germany or the Middle East for some authentic sauerkraut or fattoush. Penang is very well served by international restaurants.Much of Penang’s appeal lies in the myriad types of cuisine available there. Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Syrian, Lebanese, Italian, American, German and French – this multitude of defined styles are all available in the state.Penang has definitely become an attractive location for restauranteurs specialising in international food. With a growing middle-class and all the advantages that...

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James Springer

is a free-lance writer who concentrates on cultural and political situations around the world. He has contributed to Penang Monthly, The Edge and The Expat, and will release his first book, Malaysia's Canvas, in the beginning of 2018. He is also a trained Sommelier and co-editor of the Penang Free Sheet.