Wonderfood Museum Penang

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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13 thoughts on “Wonderfood Museum Penang

  1. I’m Penang Lang, but also haven’t been there.
    All the food model look so yummy, and all are Penang famous food, and also those foods I’m missing now~

  2. Malaysia had lots of delicious food and the museum reminds us how grateful we are having it here. Will plan my visit there.

  3. lols… even an egg also big to fit for a giant! the burger looks great and so super expensive! I will love this place much :DDD The best place you ever introduce already (to me) xDDD

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