Wonderfood Museum is a fun place to see and photograph larger-than-life models of Malaysia’s national obsession – food, in all its varied and delicious forms.
If you have ever seen those ultra-realistic plastic replicas of dishes outside Japanese restaurants, you’ll know what to expect here except that the models are mostly of Malaysian food and they are huge.
The museum showcases Malaysia’s unique food culture, drawn from the nation’s rich multi-racial diversity. The replicas are beautifully made and if you weren’t hungry when you entered the museum you will be by the time you leave.
Themes include Malaysia’s street food, and there is a map and recommendations on where in Penang you can find the best places to enjoy dishes such as Nasi Kandar, Banana Leaf, Char Kuey Teow, Wan Tan Mee and so on.
For foreign tourists, it is worth visiting the museum for this information alone.
Visiting this museum is a blast. Everybody there seemed to be having such fun. A definite must-see when in George Town.
Opening hours and admission charges
Open daily from 9am to 6pm.
Adult RM25 for non-Malaysians and RM15 for MyKad.
Child/Senior RM15 for non-Malaysians and RM10 for MyKad.
49, Lebuh Pantai,
10200 Georgetown, Penang
GPS: 5.416407, 100.341142
Tel: +604 251 9095
This article first appeared in malaysia-traveller.com