We are well into rainy season in Penang, and while I previously wrote about how to escape the rain on the island, sometimes it's best to get your feet wet and wait in line with the locals at Lebuh Keng Kwee for a dessert of the colorful sweet ais kacang, or the famous cendol - a mix of white (coconut milk), brown (gula melaka - palm sugar) and green (pandan flavored rice flour in a jelly form).
Don't forget to bring your umbrella...or your red hat...
or your motorcycle helmet...
Or forget it all and get soaked like we did, escape to the the cover of the cendol stall, order an ais kacang, make an excuse that it is still too rainy to go anywhere else, order a cendol, then when the rain stops make another excuse that the puddles are too big, and order one more.
You can find the Penang Road Famous Teochew Cendol stall at the intersection of Penang Road and Keng Kwee Street, right outside of Joo Hooi Cafe. But we prefer the stall directly across the narrow street for ais kacang mixed with the soda drink, Sarsi, and all those extra red beans, sweet corn, and sea coconut. Yum!
To see the aunties in action making cendol and ais kacang along Keng Kwee Street, watch our "Penang Street Food - Part 1" video.
Labels: Eating in Penang