Here are 2 of my favourite desserts on a hot day …
‘Ais kacang’ or sometimes called ‘air batu campur’ (ABC) is a sweet thirst made of crushed ice, mixed with red beans, jelly, palm seeds, nutmeg, ice cream, cream corn and crushed peanuts, served with drizzles of sweetened syrup and evaporated milk.
The best ais kacang in Penang, I would say comes from Swatow Lane. For the ultimate ais kacang experience, try their zpecial 4-in-1 ais kacang with slices of banana, papaya and mangoes in addition to the usual ingredients.
‘Cendol’ is a favourite desert among locals. This sweet heavenly stuff is just super cheap. Costs between RM0.80 to RM1.60 per bowl.
It is made of green pandan flavoured ‘noodles’ …
… in white coconut milk with brown sugar and red beans.
The best Cendol in Penang is this stall located in Penang Road.
This stall has been in business for at least 30 years, churning out bowls of cendol and ais kacang, glasses of pegaga (a herbal drink), leong fun (black jelly drink) and chrysanthemum tea.
Source:Ais Kacang & Cendol