Wonderfood Museum Penang
Wonderfood Museum Penang
4.5
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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  • jacquitohc
    Auckland Central, New Zealand1,438 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Ginormous food, Awesome exhibits, Love it
    Wonderfood Museum, gigantic dishes of tantalising Malaysian food (replicas), miniatures of street-life, & more, close to our hotel. Painstaking artisans craft realistic-looking Malaysian dishes & hawkerFood, ginormous food-items+props for colourful photo opportunities – just fab! Multicultural heritage, great showcase food facts, amazing! Staff are friendly, can spend hours there, such good fun. (I have gait/walking challenges (stroke), wear a legbrace.) In UNESCO World Heritage site Georgetown Penang, first time there, love the concept, definitely will visit again.
    Visited July 2022
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 June 2023
  • Dato Adnan
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia155 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Real Foody Experience
    Located in the city of Georgetown, Penang in Malaysia, this unique museum is definitely an informative and entertaining way to learn about Malaysia’s multi-cultural traditional cuisine. What makes the learning experience more fun is the oversized three-dimensional replicas and dioramas with detailed information of the popular local street food and delicacies. Entrance tickets can be booked online or purchased at the museum. Allocate at least one hour to fully appreciate all the displays and taking photographs of the beautiful and skillfully done displays. Highly recommended to visit this fascinating museum.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 16 August 2023
  • Carol Tan
    Singapore, Singapore54 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Have a Fun Day at this museum of food
    This museum tells the history of Penang’s street food and other interesting nuggets pertaining to food. The over sized depictions were very well done and not tacky at all. Attendants were posted on every floor and they were very helpful to take pictures for visitors. As per old buildings, there are no lifts so be prepared to climb stairs.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 22 October 2023
  • Bethan H
    Peterborough, United Kingdom482 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting...
    I enjoyed my visit here... I read all the descriptions and was done in around 30 minutes so no need to plan too much time. I'm a big foodie so I found the information really interesting. The big food was just a bit gimmicky but good to see. All together really interesting though.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 9 March 2024
  • M. Misdianto
    Jakarta, Indonesia501 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Food is our common ground, an universal experience
    This museum in Penang, is one of my fave, yes because it's display of all Melayu, Peranakan, Chinese Food. I am agreed with the expression "Food is our common ground, an universal experience - James Beard As per its name, once you entered this premises your body and soul will be fulfilled with food, food and food. This museum is intended to give understanding about the Malaysian/Penang food that totally different as I know as Indonesian food. Usually I only know Nasi Lemak is a famous and specially from Malaysia. And thanks for this museum, I learnt a lot more about Nasi Kandar, Nasi Dalcha, Laksa Penang, Char Kuey Teow, Coffee Penang and else. Its quite suprised me when I come to INDIAN INDULGENCES, of which the food was served on top of Banana Leaves. This tradition is similar we do in Javanese culture when during a Kenduri or celebration of Hari Raya, as a big family we eat together. On span banana leaves serves of Rice and all the food and we start eating together as a family. From this museum, I learnt that as Negara Serumpun, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore share similar culture that enhanced the relationship among the countries. Entering the museum, is a strongly recommended and must to do while you are in PENANG.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 13 April 2024
  • Blackmentos94
    Singapore, Singapore1,377 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Super fun and informative, very well made exhibitions
    We were so lucky that we were the only guests when we visited on a weekday afternoon! This museum is seriously fantastic. For those who are huge foodies. For those who want to learn some history and fun facts as well as for those who like good photo opportunities! I think the designers did an amazing job and the exhibitions were easy to follow, very engaging and fun. We spent an hour to go through the whole museum and it was great from start to finish. So glad we visited!
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 May 2024
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Blackmentos94
Singapore, Singapore1,377 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
We were so lucky that we were the only guests when we visited on a weekday afternoon!

This museum is seriously fantastic. For those who are huge foodies. For those who want to learn some history and fun facts as well as for those who like good photo opportunities!

I think the designers did an amazing job and the exhibitions were easy to follow, very engaging and fun.

We spent an hour to go through the whole museum and it was great from start to finish. So glad we visited!
Written 7 May 2024
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M. Misdianto
Jakarta, Indonesia501 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
This museum in Penang, is one of my fave, yes because it's display of all Melayu, Peranakan, Chinese Food.

I am agreed with the expression "Food is our common ground, an universal experience - James Beard

As per its name, once you entered this premises your body and soul will be fulfilled with food, food and food.

This museum is intended to give understanding about the Malaysian/Penang food that totally different as I know as Indonesian food. Usually I only know Nasi Lemak is a famous and specially from Malaysia.

And thanks for this museum, I learnt a lot more about Nasi Kandar, Nasi Dalcha, Laksa Penang, Char Kuey Teow, Coffee Penang and else.

Its quite suprised me when I come to INDIAN INDULGENCES, of which the food was served on top of Banana Leaves. This tradition is similar we do in Javanese culture when during a Kenduri or celebration of Hari Raya, as a big family we eat together. On span banana leaves serves of Rice and all the food and we start eating together as a family.

From this museum, I learnt that as Negara Serumpun, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore share similar culture that enhanced the relationship among the countries.

Entering the museum, is a strongly recommended and must to do while you are in PENANG.
Written 13 April 2024
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Bethan H
Peterborough, UK482 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
I enjoyed my visit here... I read all the descriptions and was done in around 30 minutes so no need to plan too much time. I'm a big foodie so I found the information really interesting. The big food was just a bit gimmicky but good to see. All together really interesting though.
Written 9 March 2024
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Jean-Michel
Singapore, Singapore142 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
If you're a foodie, it's a really enjoyable and fun time for an hour. Lot's of oversized food dishes and wonderful Instagramable sites.
Written 2 February 2024
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Carol Tan
Singapore, Singapore54 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
This museum tells the history of Penang’s street food and other interesting nuggets pertaining to food. The over sized depictions were very well done and not tacky at all. Attendants were posted on every floor and they were very helpful to take pictures for visitors. As per old buildings, there are no lifts so be prepared to climb stairs.
Written 22 October 2023
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Dato Adnan
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia155 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Located in the city of Georgetown, Penang in Malaysia, this unique museum is definitely an informative and entertaining way to learn about Malaysia’s multi-cultural traditional cuisine. What makes the learning experience more fun is the oversized three-dimensional replicas and dioramas with detailed information of the popular local street food and delicacies.

Entrance tickets can be booked online or purchased at the museum. Allocate at least one hour to fully appreciate all the displays and taking photographs of the beautiful and skillfully done displays. Highly recommended to visit this fascinating museum.
Written 16 August 2023
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jacquitohc
Auckland Central, New Zealand1,438 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
Wonderfood Museum, gigantic dishes of tantalising Malaysian food (replicas), miniatures of street-life, & more, close to our hotel. Painstaking artisans craft realistic-looking Malaysian dishes & hawkerFood, ginormous food-items+props for colourful photo opportunities – just fab! Multicultural heritage, great showcase food facts, amazing! Staff are friendly, can spend hours there, such good fun. (I have gait/walking challenges (stroke), wear a legbrace.) In UNESCO World Heritage site Georgetown Penang, first time there, love the concept, definitely will visit again.
Written 30 June 2023
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AhMeng78
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia603 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
The figures and service of Wonderfood musuem are inpressive. The two level musuem is full of diffent large scale food figures and miniature life figures. Since I visited during weekdays , there is no problem taking photo with minimum crowd. Staffs are friendly and explain some of the details on those food figures history.

Entrance fee is rm 20 per adult. Worth paying for the price since the musuem is interesting.
Written 9 May 2023
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Lisa P
Boca Raton, FL53 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
I really didn’t want to go into this museum but I’m so glad I did. Yes you can take lots of quite funny photos of giant sized food but it’s also surprisingly informative. The degree of skill in making the food models was quite impressive too.
Written 18 April 2023
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Suratrichard
Surat Thani, Thailand2,104 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
There are several unusual museums in Penang and this certainly is one of the best. It really is a fun place to visit but there’s an educational side to it as well.
The oversized models of Malaysian foods are brilliant and often there are explanatory comments accompanying the models. It’s all very photogenic so camera/phone batteries will need to be fully charged.
Admission for two adults cost 50 ringitts and you can take as long as you want wandering around.
The museum is situated on Lebuh Pantai in George Town and is open daily from 9am to 6pm.
Well worth a visit!
Written 9 April 2023
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