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Discover the humble beginnings of George Town, as we meet and begin the hop from the "Little India" district. We travel backwards in time through colonization and the rise of Penang as a bustling port. We will peek briefly into how things came to be as they are, and why that is important. 

Each step through the city streets also serves as a step through the story of it's people. We'll explore "harmony street" and its various places of worship, tracing a line back to how migrants from very different parts of the world made Penang their home. We'll uncover some secrets, and discover some truths, as we make our way from Harmony Street to our first meal. 

We will circle the streets and side streets of the Core Heritage Zone and beyond, savoring dishes and stories as we visit vendors and hawkers and peer through different lenses and paths that have led to the present. Finally, we savor all we have learned from our exploration, as we relax to the final dessert of the evening. 

By the end of the hop, we want you to feel like you aren't just visiting a city, but getting to know and old and storied friend called George Town. One that makes delicious, delicious food.
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Heritage on a Plate

Food makes the perfect introduction to any city—especially Penang. Slurp, sip, and snack as you discover the highlights of the city’s historic center, Georgetown, on a small-group foodie walking tour with a guide. Enjoy the sorts of insights you can only get from a local as you visit vendors and hawkers, and taste the fare of the generations of migrants who have made the island their home.

  • Explore Georgetown, a UNESCO World Heritage site, on a foodie walking tour

  • Sample enough dishes, desserts, and beverages to make up a full meal

  • Learn about Penang’s multicultural history from your guide

  • Enjoy personalized attention from your local host in a small group

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
Highlight of our visit to Georgetown!

What a great introduction to the wonderful mix of food and culture in Georgetown! Danny was a highly informative guide; a local who obviously loves his town, its history, culture and food and wants everyone else to as well! We were fortunate to be the...More

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DannyMahes, Owner at Heritage on a Plate, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for your recommendation and your company on the hop! I really enjoyed our conversations and I'm happy that you felt the love and passion for Penang. I'm glad you really enjoyed your stay here, and wishing you many more enjoyable journeys.

Reviewed 6 days ago
By far the best way to learn all about Georgetown and the origins of its wonderful food.

Thank you so much to Danny for his wonderfully informative evening on Georgetown. Lucky enough by a cancellation to be the only one there, and how perfect was that! Managed to have the evening slightly tailored to my tastes... Skipped the dessert bit and squeezed...More

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DannyMahes, Owner at Heritage on a Plate, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

It was my pleasure hosting you and it was a lot of fun! So happy to hear it expanded your experience of George Town and that you enjoyed it so much. Safe travels and good eating!

Reviewed 1 week ago
Great food with a guide who knows the best places to go in George Town

Highly recommend this tour if you love food and want the inside track on the best places to eat in George Town, Penang. All the food was delicious, as promised. Danny, our guide, catered to our different tastes and spice-tolerance. He also provided historical context...More

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DannyMahes, Owner at Heritage on a Plate, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for this lovely review. I'm glad we could show you our favourite local places and tell you the story of the food and our community. I'm looking forward to hosting you again on your next trip! Safe travels and good eating...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Great tour with knowledgeable guide

Danny was a very knowledgeable guide who walked us through a number of Penang's different meals, snacks and drinks and provided us with some of his own insights into the city and it's people. By the end of the tour we were stuffed and very...More

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DannyMahes, Owner at Heritage on a Plate, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review! It was really wonderful hosting you guys. I really enjoyed showing you my favourite local dishes and the story of the community here, and I'm glad you had such a great time. Wishing you safe travels and delicious adventures!

Reviewed 14 April 2018
Knowledgeable and genuine guide

I took the dinner hop with Jeremy and he was really knowledgeable and down to earth. There was no concrete itinerary with rehearsed speeches - it was flexible and we went to places that excited both of us, often on the spur of the moment....More

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DannyMahes, Owner at Heritage on a Plate, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2018

We're really glad you enjoyed it! We feel that an authentic and spontaneous experience is the most fun. It was a pleasure showing you around the city and showing off the amazing Penang food. Thank you for your review and cheers!

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