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Nasi Kandar Beratur, Penang

In business since 1943, the famous Nasi Kandar Beratur got its name from the long queue of people outside the shop. I almost didn’t want to beratur (line up) because I’m generally quite impatient. Good thing the queue moved fairly quick and I got to the front of the line after 45 minutes. Like most […]

Ais Tingkap (Window Sherbet) at Lebuh Tamil, Penang

Penang is known for its cendol and ais kacang but I recently learnt about Ais Tingkap, a rose coloured drink with coconut flesh and basil seeds (biji selasih). The Ais Tingkap stall is located in Tamil Street, beside Chowrasta Market. While it may look like a simple drink, preparation involves a number of steps. The […]

Transfer Road Roti Canai

The roti canai at Transfer Road in Penang has been around for a long time and is often packed during weekends and public holidays. It is best to get there before 11am or there might be no curry left for you. To be honest, the roti canai isn’t great. I found it rather doughy, despite […]

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