In addition to selling fresh produce, the Jelutong Market is a popular venue for breakfast, with many hawker stalls selling food. The market takes place in the morning. By evening, much of the market stalls have closed for the day, while a new set of food hawkers do the evening dinner business.
Perhaps the most popular beverage at the Jelutong Market is the Chinese sweet dessert, Mat Tao Yau. The business has an outlet at the corner shop along Jalan Penaga facing Jalan Ipoh. Other popular food at Jelutong Market includes the famous wan tan mee (which I selected as the Best Wan Tan Mee in Penang) in the morning, and the nasi kandar in the evening.
8 August 2012: The Jelutong Market was refurbished by the Penang Island Municipal Council (MPPP) at a cost of RM800,000. It is part of the exercise to upgrade the markets in Penang that have not been refurbished in the past forty years. According to Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng during the opening of the refurbished market, other markets to be refurbished include the Kuantan Road Market and Tanjung Bungah Market.
Jelutong Market, before the restoration (17 April, 2009)
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