Penang, a vegan-friendly haven!
I spent a few days in Georgetown, in the Malaysian island of Penang, and I loved it! The place is a beautiful mix of cultures. That is reflected in the variety of foods available in town. And the vegan options are not only salads and fried rice. There are many vegan and vegetarian restaurants. Moreover, most restaurants have good vegan options in their menus. Here a list of the places I had a chance to visit.
Jawi House is a lovely restaurant on the Armenian street in Penang. It is on the expensive side but the quality of the food is amazing and although they have little vegan options the food is really good. I strongly recommend to try their herbal lemuni rice with local vegetables.
A healthy vegan restaurant with a wide variety of delicious dishes. The place is very simple and clean. The dumpling soup and the soy milk pudding were both fantastic. Strongly recommended.
This place is so good that I forgot to take pictures of their food. Seriously, they probably make the best vegan sushi I ever had. Any vegan going to Georgetown should check Sushi Kitchen. It is unbelievable!
Staying in Little India it was incredibly easy to get vegan Indian food, and all of it was delicious. Sri Ananda has a large selection of vegetarian and vegan options and all the ones I tried were pretty solid. I loved the spicy cauliflower bites and the chana masala.
This is actually the restaurant of the hotel where I stayed, Ren I Tang. The hotel is in a heritage building and it is beautiful by itself. Moreover the staff was incredibly nice and they did everything possible to give me vegan options. They even bought soy milk just for me which was a really nice touch. Overall, they had vegan options for breakfast, with a lot of fresh fruits, muesli and paratha (no ghee) and dahl.
Overall, I loved my culinary experience in Georgetown and I wish I had more time to try so many other vegan restaurants there. It definitely gets my Vegan Friendly stamp!