Craving a taste of Indian food, I headed toward Little India. The bright, in-your-face colors, vibrant aromas, exploding flavors, and make-you-wanna-dance songs drew me in.
After stopping for lunch, I hit the streets, following my whims. Pulled this way and that, distracted by the Indian music blasting from every other shop and the sights, colors, and smells grabbing for my attention, I meandered through the streets, in and out of shops.
The midday sun beat down on me, forcing me to retreat to the shade whenever possible. Passing a small shop, a man outside chopping coconuts caught my eye. As I stopped to watch him artfully maneuver his knife with quick, successive movements, I noticed the sign claiming “the best coconut milkshake in Malaysia” was sold there. Hot and dripping with sweat, I gave it a try. Watching the lady mix fresh coconut water, fresh coconut meat, ice, and vanilla ice cream together, I just knew it was going to be tasty. It was indeed! I was so busy drinking it, that I forgot to take a picture. Guess I’ll have to go back tomorrow to get a pic!
As I wandered through the streets, I happened upon some of Penang’s famous street art. The whimsical paintings mixed with real objects drew a small crowd of tourists all vying for their turn to snap a photo. I was no different.
As I sit here, alternating between writing this slice and sopping up my Paneer Butter Masala with naan, I am wondering what tomorrow’s adventures will bring. While there’s no plan, I know for sure it’ll include some delicious food!
I LOVE Penang! Make sure to get an egg custard tart while there. This slice reminds me of lots of what I love about the city!
I’m really liking it, too! I’ll look for the egg custard tarts. Thanks!
Wow, what an adventure! That street art is really fascinating! 🙂 ~JudyK
It really is so unique!
Wonderful pictures! You bring me there, but I don’t have to endure the heat. 🙂 Of course, I’d love a coconut milkshake.
Thanks Elsie…yeah, this heat is no joke!
Those street art murals are amazing! I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything like it. Your descriptions of the Indian music blaring out everywhere really had me rooting for you to break out in a Bollywood dance routine somewhere before the end of this slice. 😀
They really are! I found more today. 🙂 I should have started dancing…maybe next time!!