Chowrasta Market

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JellyB
Singapore, Singapore798 contributions
Couples
Bought some local goods like pickled fruits, dodol and gula Melaka. There are second hand book stores and clothing stalls on the second level but it’s not to our interest.

30 min max needed unless you are making a purchase.
Written 7 June 2022
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Manickjg
1,252 contributions
This is a lively market with stall owners selling lots of interesting local Penang food/snacks. The go to place if you would like to buy some of these items to take home with you - items like the famous Tambun biscuits, Nutmeg, Peanuts and all sorts of preserved fruits. Upstairs is a market of sorts selling souvenir t-shirts, clothes, shoes etc etc. Interesting to wander about and fun to buy. Enjoyable to browse and shop.
Written 15 April 2022
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BenYorkie
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia1,377 contributions
I'm a sucker for a traditional local market - wherever I go. This one is an interesting one - all manner of groceries, household items, dry goods and fresh produce.
\We got some lovely salted kurau fish from Myanmar - and it makes some lovely dishes; if you like that sort of thing of course.
Plus there is a man about a third way down on the LH side(coming from the Lebuh Penang end) who cooks a great wok fried turnip cake with egg and bean sprouts.; So good.
Written 1 January 2021
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SITI AISHAH MUHAMAD AMIN
Shah Alam, Malaysia35 contributions
Chowrasta is a place where you can get all the stuffs, starting from the basic needs to souvenirs. With the reasonable price, you can get all the things within your budget.
Written 27 December 2020
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gal9488
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia96 contributions
Friends
The hustle and bustle of vendors trying to sell their items and you can find alot of Penang's traditional food at this area and there is alot of souveniers to shop for and food to eat.

A must visit place when you come to Penang.
Written 21 December 2020
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RBT2122
Penang, Malaysia360 contributions
Solo
A Must Visit to the Iconic Icon of Penang The Chowrasta Market for either local souvenirs or even local food stalls surrounding area which has been there for more than easily 50 years or so... Located in the Heart of Georgetown, a merely 2 mins walking distance to Komtar the Tallest Landmark in Penang which glows at night to symbolise the Harmony of Penangites and also
to attract Tourist both locally and from afar, as per se.
Written 1 August 2020
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Travellator
54 contributions
Friends
We chanced upon this delightful market on Chowrasta Road and decided to have our breakfast here.

The food stalls are clean and the variety available, pretty good! It's a great place to have a simple but tasty local breakfast at local prices with the locals!

The food stalls are kinda nestled in an enclosure on the main street beside the wet market and the entire length of the street is filled with all kinds of stalls selling a variety of foods and sundries like breads, buns, curry puffs, drinks, dried goods, pickled vegetables and even bags and clothings, face masks (not the surgical but the fancy, colourful cloth kind), etc.

This is a market where the locals go to buy their fresh vegetables, fruits, fish and meats, etc. so please don't expect to find souvenirs here.

It's a great place to soak in the local atmosphere for those who are interested. Suggest you go early in the morning when it's cooler and livelier.
Written 9 March 2020
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TheCount69
Rochdale, UK818 contributions
Couples
A great insight in to local culture, the market was heaving with loads of people, mopeds driving on and out of narrow walkways and pedestrians.
Tgeres all sorts for sale here, gifts, hardware, bags, wallets, belts and of course lots of food.
Theres fish and meat.
Along the streets outside are numerous food stalls all being used by the locals and any tourists who wish to try the food.
Very busy but felt perfectly safe and loved just wandering around the stalls and aisles
Written 12 February 2020
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Scar3crow
Brisbane, Australia178 contributions
Family
Came here in the morning to try the hawker food in the lane way. Was ok. Preferred Kuantan rd or Cecil st better. Prices at chowrasta was a bit more. Very busy.
Written 23 January 2020
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Theresa6315
Stevenage, UK155 contributions
I love going to this market to browse and to get my fruit,vegetables and fish.There are restaurants for breakfast too
Written 10 December 2019
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