Penang Local

Aim Aris, Ahmad Salim


Penang is an explorer’s dream and a food-lover’s paradise. It’s the nasi lemak or kaya toast eaten for breakfast, served with a hot cup of kopi ‘O’ (black coffee), at one of the city’s bustling food courts. It’s the rejuvenative laksa after a morning’s sight-seeing, followed by a cooling cendol in the afternoon heat. It’s the char kuey teow prepared in a flash at one of the many late-night hawker stalls, washed down with local beer.

Like the island itself, Penang Local celebrates the traditional cuisine that is cherished by locals and fervently adored by visitors, while embracing the multicultural influences that continue to shape this vibrant and historic food scene. Penang Local is packed with delicious yet approachable recipes, so you can recreate the magic of Penang at home.

Creator Bio

Aim Aris & Ahmad Salim are a collaborative duo with a passion for good food, fine flavours and sustainable living. Under the brand SCINTILLA, they’ve created upscale Malaysian pop-up restaurants in Australia, Indonesia and Japan. This is their first book.

Price £25.00
Format Hardback
Publication Date 13 May 2021
Pages 224
Height 244mm
Width 193mm
Illustrations 200 colour photographs
ISBN-13 9781922417008