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Penang Food Trail – Surprising finds along the streets

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Vadai

Vadai

Our hosts bought us some Indian Vadai for us. These Vadai aren’t bought from a proper dining place, rather it was sold by an elderly Indian lady who sets up her temporary makeshift stall at private estates. We had 2 different kinds of Vadai, 1 being more spicy than the other. The Indian spices and condiments tasted pretty good, plus the spicy kick, my first Vadai experience was pretty commendable.

Anba Coconut Trading

Anba Coconut Trading

The weather at Penang can get really hot at times. Under the scorching and burning sun, we dropped by Anba Coconut Trading at Aboo Sitee Lane (off Burma Road) for some fresh, unpretentious coconut water. The stall owner armed with a curved knife, picks up a coconut from his cage and makes 3 cuts at 3 sections of the coconut. Each coconut was pretty heavy and overflowing with coconut water. It was a good way to hydrate yourself in such hot weather. But the water was really alot, and hence we highly recommend that 2-3 girls share each coconut. After finishing the drink, the owner would then cut a much bigger hole in the coconut, and using part of the husk, we can then scrape off the coconut flesh hidden inside.

Deep Fried 年糕 with Yam/Sweet Potato

Deep Fried 年糕 with Yam/Sweet Potato

You can find many makeshift food stalls along the streets of Penang. And honestly, the food gotten from such stalls are of pretty good standards. We bought some deep fried 年糕 from one such stall. Each piece of 年糕 was sandwiched between 2 layers of yam or sweet potato. We could not choose between sweet potato and yam, it depends on your luck. Regardless of that, we enjoyed this sinful and unhealthy snack. In Singapore, it is quite common to see fried 年糕 at households, especially during Chinese New Year. But fried 年糕 with yam/sweet potato, it is our first time trying that.

Joez Coconut

Joez Coconut

Coconut Jelly

Coconut Jelly

Joez Coconut – The Coconuting from Penang. Its star product is the Penang Coconut Jelly which is made from pasteurized fresh coconut juice extracted from young fruits and passed through a “secret” process that turns the liquid into silky smooth jelly. The coconut jelly was indeed quite unique and refreshing. The jelly wasn’t as tough as agar agar. It was on the slightly soft side and it simply slid down our throats without much chewing. A definite thirst quencher on a sunny hot day.

 

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Written by foodphd

March 12, 2011 at 5:34 pm

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