Last weekend when I went back to Penang, I do not feel that I am original from Penang. Ken brought all of us for a food hunt and street photography equip myself with a camera and went to all the food places I have not went before. I thought of doing it a random post and a new discovery place for me that must share with all of you. One of them is Ais Tingkap at Lebuh Tamil.
It was hot sunny afternoon and Ken decided to bring us for a refreshment break as most of us would definitely know Penang Famous Cendol located at Penang Road but another hidden gem which is hidden at Lebuh Tamil (a road next to it) which is called Ais Tingkap (Window Sherbet) operating with other stalls, the English name got translate by a foreign guy. The name is very catchy and I asked the guy why is the stall called Ais Tingkap and the Indians told me that it was first operate by his grandfather way back in the 1930’s. He serve the drink behind a glass panel and people came by and make a take away taking through the window and that is how the name originate from. Now the grandson had taken it over.
Then I got to know that Chinese we do have Leong Cha to cool our body down and for Indians they do have this to cool their body down with the ingredient mixing in it.
Now this stall is operate by his grandson, and this is the only place where you can find Ais Tingkap in Malaysia. Its nice to see and nice to drink, but when you see the preparation you will be amaze how many ingredients are added in.
Shaved ais like ice kacang are been made.
Then he shove every glass with the ice
add this unique ingredient called ‘Getah Anggur’ which is an abstract from a tree, and the purpose of it is to cool our body. . It looks a bit like chewy jelly.
Next mixed with Basil seeds that looks like Frog egg
add on with syrup (as our version is Kurang Manis – Less Sweet)
Add with coconut water
Next spray with his very own secret ingredient that he told me cannot reveal out.. . . Smells good!
Last to top up with coconut meat.
A complete version of Ais Tingkap for ONLY RM1.20 that seriously caught me by suprise as it involves so many steps and I thought it would cost at least RM2, for big packet it is only RM1.50.
The taste is OMG. Very cooling with the shaved ice that melts into our mouth, fragrant with rosy flavor and the taste is very unique by itself, every taste we sip get to suck on the getah anggur and the frog egg. In this hot weather, we are definitely enjoying yourselves over this little glass of drink. With me, Bernice, my brother and the rest . . . Great Stopover! or I would say a new Recommended place by me if you were to go by Penang.
Directly infront of the stall, this guy selling Cucur Udang and his business is very good. Non Stop frying when we were there. Another great new discovery.
Ais Tingkap (Window Sherbet)
Lebuh Tamil/Tamil Street, Penang.
GPS Coordinates: N5 25.068 E100 19.878
Open daily 12pm to 8pm (Closed on Sundays)
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