1. Wonderfood Museum Penang

1. Wonderfood Museum Penang

It is really difficult not to break into a smile as soon one sets foot in Wonderfood Museum in Penang.

2. Wonderfood Museum Penang

2. Wonderfood Museum Penang

 3. my 5.5in phone, for comparison's sake

3. my 5.5in phone, for comparison’s sake

4. a preview of what to expect inside

4. a preview of what to expect inside

How could one not be delighted when there is so much food in front of him, right? Yes, even replica food!

 5. typical Malaysian food

5. typical Malaysian food

 6. Malaysians' four meals a day, from breakfast to supper

6. Malaysians’ four meals a day, from breakfast to supper

 7. the different scenarios of food

7. the different scenarios of food

I was made to understand that its owner has invested RM2.5 million and three years to prepare the exhibits for this museum.

 8. a roadside lemang stall

8. a roadside lemang stall

9. Malay flavours

9. Malay flavours

10. Indian banana leaf rice

10. Indian banana leaf rice

Currently, it has more than 500 food items on display. Luckily for the proprietor, his concept of gigantic dishes in this world’s first food wonderland has been well received by the public.

11. kenduri (thanksgiving)

11. kenduri (thanksgiving)

 12. Chinese New Year reunion dinner

12. Chinese New Year reunion dinner

 13. yusheng (prosperity toss)

13. yusheng (prosperity toss)

Wonderfood Museum has received much attention when it opened its doors to the public about 1.5 years ago, and today, it has maintained its position as one of George Town’s top attractions.

 14. nasi kandar shop

14. nasi kandar shop

15. economy rice

15. economy rice

16. gigantic dishes

16. gigantic dishes

Looking through the many photos that have been posted on social media, I can see that since its opening, many of the dishes have remained the same.

17. cendol

17. cendol

18. ais kacang

18. ais kacang

19. popular local food (clockwise from top left): char kuey teow, pasembur, satay & nasi lemak

19. popular local food (clockwise from top left): char kuey teow, pasembur, satay & nasi lemak

During my visit, it was Chinese New Year and there was an enormous yusheng and huge mandarin oranges to welcome me.

 20. popular local food (clockwise from top left): prawn mee, oh chien (fried oyster omelette), Penang rojak & curry noodles

20. popular local food (clockwise from top left): prawn mee, oh chien (fried oyster omelette), Penang rojak & curry noodles

21. ice cream and candy

21. ice cream and candy

 22. curries

22. curries

I deduce that something new is introduced according to the festive season, although its main theme will remain the same.

23. gigantic roti canai

23. gigantic roti canai

 24. Penang Time Tunnel

24. Penang Time Tunnel

 25. food that is on the way to extinction

25. food that is on the way to extinction

Although there are opportunities to take interactive photos with the many local dishes, Wonderfood Museum Penang is more than a gallery for a collection of huge replica dishes.

26. the quantity of food we eat in a year

26. the quantity of food we eat in a year

 27. durian fruits and its tree

27. durian fruits and its tree

28. onde-onde (sticky rice balls)

28. onde-onde (sticky rice balls)

This fun and creative food wonderland brings across powerful messages on the importance of food, food trends and eating habits through displays, as well as short notes encompassing its art-deco double-storey building.

29. World's Most Expensive Meal

29. World’s Most Expensive Meal

30. sushi for USD1,800

30. sushi for USD1,800

31. burger for USD1,100

31. burger for USD1,100

Would I recommend a visit to Wonderfood Museum? You bet! At least once, until the displays are refreshed.

32. candy corner

32. candy corner

33. how sharks suffer for shark's fin

33. how sharks suffer for shark’s fin

34. art through food

34. art through food

Admission fee:
Adult – RM25 (standard) / RM15 (MyKad)
Child – RM15 (standard) / RM10 (My Kid)

Opening hours: 9am-6pm daily

 35. only in Malaysia drinks are packed this way

35. only in Malaysia drinks are packed this way

36. sugar content in various food

36. sugar content in various food

37. waste no food

37. waste no food

Wonderfood Museum Penang
Add: 49, Lebuh Pantai (Beach Street), 10200 Georgetown, Penang. (next to CIMB bank)
Tel: +604-2519095
Facebook: wonderfood museum penang

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