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 will 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 koey teow, wan tan mee and so on. For foreign tourists it is worth visiting the museum for this information alone.
The museum was much better than I expected. Everybody there seemed to be having fun. A definite must-see museum in George Town.
Open daily from 9 am to 6 pm.
The exact location is marked on this map:
Address: 49, Lebuh Pantai, 10200 Georgetown, Penang
GPS: 5.416407, 100.341142
You can find more details on their Facebook page.
Tel: +604 251 9095
See my Penang Heritage Trail for details of the many attractions worth seeing in historic George Town.