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Ais Tingkap

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 guy fills the glass with shaved ice, sugar syrup, getah anggur, rose essence and basil seeds. Then he sprays a mixture of Indian herbs, adds coconut water, coconut flesh and tops the glass with more shaved ice.


Getah Anggur

The end result? A very refreshing and aromatic thirst quencher with a bit of texture from the basil seed and coconut flesh. Think of it as a very complex (and delicious) version of syrup air. Very cooling considering how hot and humid Penang can get. I gulped down two glasses of Ais Tingkap in 15 minutes.


Ais Kacang

Besides Ais Tingkap, you can also order ais kacang and cendol from this stall.




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Ais Tingkap (Window Sherbet)
Lebuh Tamil, Penang
Beside Chowrasta Market
GPS Coordinates: N 5 25.075 E 100 19.884
Business hours: 12noon to 8pm
(Closed on Sundays)

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Melissa January 25, 2013 - 3:00 pm

Ais Tingkap? 1st time hearing it. So many types of ingredients they put into the drink. But look very refreshing. BTW…What is getah anggur?

Bangsar Babe January 25, 2013 - 3:32 pm

It’s the agar-agar like thing you get in Ling Chi Kang. They call it olibanum gum resin in English.

Yeah, very refreshing drink! :)

Chong January 28, 2013 - 1:35 am

Always wanted to try this but ended forgetting about it when I’m in Penang. LOL!

Bangsar Babe January 28, 2013 - 5:02 pm

Set a reminder. It’s worth trying! :)

ajis May 24, 2013 - 9:05 pm

hey…finally i tried ais tingkap yesterday. awesome (but i wish younger coconut is used). thanks for the recommendation. from now on my must have in penang shall include ais tingkap

Bangsar Babe May 27, 2013 - 10:52 pm

Glad I could help! ;)


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