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Ais Tingkap @ Lebuh Tamil, Penang

After mystery man and I started on food hunting, we began to google what are the nice food shared by other comrades. Surprised to find out Ais Tingkap was actually one of the must try Penang's food beside Char Koey Teow, Laksa and the list goes on. Thus, we headed to Lebuh Tamil which next to Jalan Chowrasta, catches a big blue blue signboard shouting out Ais Tingkap.

When we reached there, the only 4 tables were occupied. We were lucky to squeeze in and sharing the table with others. Amazed by the long queue in front their stall. This was their family business which passed on from his grandfather. His orders just never stop.

 Ais Tingkap aka Ais Kelapa Campur (RM 1.70) looks simple but it is a complex drink. This cup filled with shaved ice, basil seeds, getah anggur, sugar syrup, coconut juice, coconut flesh, rose essence. The special part would be a mixture of Indian herbs was sprayed. It was a very chilling and thirst quencher drink considering Penang's sultry weather.

Cucuk Udang & Tau Gua (RM 1.40) from the stall next to Ais Tingkap. We like the crunchiness of the cucuk udang. Tauke fried on the spot after ordered. I didn't able to taste any prawn inside but I kinda like the sprout inside. Tau Gua was mediocre as its sauce didn't stands out to my liking.

Mee Goreng (RM 2.50) fried by an old Malay uncle. I have to admit I have a hard time locating a mee goreng which cost RM 2.50 nowadays. This mee goreng wasn't the mamak kind of mee sotong but more towards tomato side. It has little bit 'wok hei' as uncle used woods for frying. Though this was not the best mee goreng I had, but I would rate it as above average.

Laksa (RM 3.00), the soup was pretty clear and don't have adequate fishy taste. It was more towards Malay style laksa. Perhaps my salty buds were more sensitive toward saltiness when I had this bowl of laksa, I find it too salty.

Ais Tingkap (Window Sherbet)
Lebuh Tamil, 10100 Penang, Malaysia
Operation hours: 12.00pm-8.00pm (Closed on Sundays)
Parking: Limited parking, prepare to park few streets away
Landmarks: Next to Chowrasta Market, 2 streets away from Penang Road Cendol


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