What’s up Foodies! Looks like we have something to look forward to this August as the Penang International Food Festival (PIFF) is back! From 20 – 28 August 2022, expect all kinds of Penang cuisine across the island and mainland. A must-go festival for die-hard food lovers, the nine-day festival aims to bring communities together through a celebration of food. Promoting the diverse tastes and exceptional talent of Penang’s culinary scene.
Penang International Food Festival 2022 Returns With Events All Over Penang
This year, PIFF 2022 returns with 2 major events, 6 mini-festivals, and 3 cooking classes happening at various locations on the island and mainland. All of these activities are dedicated to showcasing Penang’s world-renowned and diverse food scene! Touted by Condé Nast Traveler as ‘Asia’s Next Great Foodie City’, Penang is known globally for its legendary foodscape, one that is expansive and diverse, just like its people.
Additionally, Penang State Government recently launched the ‘Opposite Side of the Island – Seberang Perai‘ campaign to promote Seberang Perai. The Festival’s opening weekend will be held on the mainland. Kicking off the Festival on 20 & 21 August is the ‘Street Food Festival’ which will gather some of the best food hawkers from the island and mainland in one place at Design Village Outlet Mall.
This is the first time the Festival opens in Seberang Perai and is expected to draw food-loving visitors and tourists to discover the mainland. Other than a diverse array of street food, visitors can expect fireworks displays, a funfair, and live performances! Making it one of the most insta-worthy events.
Expect Six Mini Festivals From 22 – 27 August 2022
Other than that, food lovers can also expect six mini-festivals like ‘Picnic @ Roof Garden’, ‘Gertak Sanggul Food Truck Rally’, ‘Mini Curry Festival’, ‘Thirsty Thursday’, ‘RM2 Mini Food Festival’, and ‘Santai Morning’ from August 22 – 27, 2022. Each mini-festival has its own quality and is intended to spotlight Penang’s specific culinary scene. Furthermore, you can also expect cooking classes where you can learn how to cook flavourful local dishes.
The Penang International Food Festival 2022 is organized by TLM Event. Endorsed by the Penang State Government, and is fully supported by the Penang Island City Council (MBPP), Seberang Perai City Council (MBSP), and Penang Global Tourism (PGT).
For more information and updates about the Penang International Food Festival, please visit the event website at piff.com.my. Follow the Penang International Food Festival on social media at @penanginternationalfoodfestival and join in the conversation using the hashtag #piff.
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