Tek Sen in George Town, Penang, started life as a rice stall 50 years ago. Today, the popular restaurant’s encyclopedic, dual-language menu offers a terrific (and cheap!) overview of Malaysian cuisine. Most dishes are available in three sizes, so order according to how many people are in your party or how badly you want leftovers. Our must list includes deep-fried homemade tofu, stir-fried greens spiked with sambal, and caramelized double-roasted sweet & savory pork. For a deeper dive on the menu offerings, watch this video from superstar Migrationology blogger Mark Wiens.
18 Lebuh Carnarvon, George Town, Penang, Malaysia; +60 12-981-5117.