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“wet market”(21 reviews)
“dried meat”(4 reviews)
Penang Road, George Town, Penang Island 10000, Malaysia
60 4 262 0202
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Intrigued by the queue of locals, we joined the lined up not really knowing what was on offer except for the promise of something potentially good. Chowrasta is decisively the go to destination for local Penang dessert made from local fruit and fresh ingredients. Not...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 291lukem
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My first visit to Penang and I really love Chowrasta Market. Lots of hawker stalls around and we got to buy fresh jack fruit. It was sweet and delicious. Lots of preserved fruits too and the popular kacang tumbuk. In the market itself, if you...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Helen T
Reviewed 28 November 2018

the place reminded me of my parents who never failed to drop by whenever they come to Penang in the 70s. The city has refurbished this iconic place and it is a clean modern market now. this is the place to buy preserved fruits etc

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank mat_asri
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Lots of food available in the morning such as Penang chee Cheong fun, curry new, wanton Lee, prawn noodle soup which they call Hokkien mee, famous chendol, bananafritters, Kueh, fried noodle, char kuay teow, congee, toast and eggs, kuay teow soup and many many more...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 261wus
Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

Chowrasta Market is one of my must go place when I am in Penang. I usually buy the Assam paste, salt-fish, nutmeg balm from a stall at the ground floor front entrance as well as at a stall inside the wet market. The vendors are...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

The indoor market sells meet fish and vegetables primarily whilst the extensive street market has a huge variety of stalls to whet your interest

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank I H
Reviewed 7 October 2018

A great place to walk around. It’s not a shopping mall but a great market area that covers many streets. Worth a wander around even in the heat.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ssmatt
Reviewed 6 October 2018

This busy morning market is a good place to come to start your day. We came here for breakfast and then browsed the variety of shops up and down this street. It's popular with the locals and we were recommended to come here by our...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank bucketlisttravellers
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

It was famous with nutmeg oils.. maybe. But all i see is nutmeg. And you can tell by it smells.. and i bough many of it. So i can give my relatives. And yes. There are many places to visit around that area.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Centiaeve93
Reviewed 28 August 2018

The market is surrounded by quaint little shophouses, food stalls and coffee shops. There is multilevel parking above the market, but take note to pay at the machine BEFORE going to your car (exit route does not go past the floor with the machine).

Date of experience: August 2018
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Response from edward_thomasian | Reviewed this property |
My guess is probably a "yes" as most of the operators are non-chinese.