Monday, May 14, 2007

Coconut@ Lorong Abu Siti, Penang

This will be a short post.
I shall tackle the food I had in Penang another day.. today, shall just write about the sweet coconut drink I had in Penang.. :-)
The heat was sweltering...we just had prawn mee nearby and was looking for something to ease the heat licking inside our bellies..We drove by the gudang kelapa (coconut store/ warehouse), well, at least that's what it looks like to me; on the day before, hence, I suggested for us to go there..
I was amazed when we stop and went near the shop..This shop was practically filled to the brim with coconuts; 2 types; normal coconut and pandan coconut..
Apa u mau? pandan atau biasa? sejuk atau tak sejuk? (what do you want? Pandan flavoured or the normal ones? chilled or non chilled?) the man asked, while moving his parang menacingly (or so I imagined..haha)
All of us wanted pandan as it looked smaller and our stomach can handle that..The man immediately started chopping the coconut, deftly chopping here and there; in a blink of an eye, he had thrusted 4 coconuts to us..I love the way he creatively chopped a side of the coconut to form a sorta spoon for us to use to scoop the smooth, sweet coconut flesh after the drink..the coconut juice was frangrant, had a hint of pandan, sweet and refreshing..just what we needed after a spicy meal :-). The man also provided spoons for those who are bothered with using the coconut skin as a spoon, so no worries bout that. I went closer to their storeroom and checked the mountains of coconuts stacked inside..Would you look at that?I asked if they stored coconuts upstairs too..The man look at me incredulously, as though I'm an imbecile and said, Atas untuk tidur! (Upstairs is for sleeping!). hehe
Cant really recall how much was the coconut.. RM1.50? RM2.00? Well, it was not very expensive as far as I could remember..
This shop is located at Lorong Abu Siti, near the junction to Burma road. 2 roads away from Lorong Selamat.

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11 Comments:

Blogger "Joe" who is constantly craving said...

hmm pandan flavour?? kewl..wednesday still on?? keep those posts coming..

14 May, 2007  
Blogger sc said...

yup, ons ons, joe..

14 May, 2007  
Blogger Xiu Long Bao said...

howcome got pandan flavour one???

14 May, 2007  
Blogger sc said...

am not sure xiulongbao...but it did have a light pandan fragrance when i drank it..

15 May, 2007  
Blogger Coketai said...

Funny though, I have staying in Penang for a decade before I go a board and I often passing by and not even a single time I stop to try the coconut drink! Now, I promise myself to stop by next time when I back to Penang! How pathetic I am !!!!!

15 May, 2007  
Blogger Tummythoz said...

Oooo just drooling over that coconut flesh.

15 May, 2007  
Blogger sc said...

coketai: you're not the only one..i've a few penang friends, they usually eat at home and hardly knows where to eat out (in PG) ;)

tummythoz: the texture was just right, not too old..so the flesh was silky smooth, pratically glides down the throat! hehe

15 May, 2007  
Anonymous jason said...

Woah... can he really sell so much coconut in one day?? Won't they turn bad under such crazy weather?

15 May, 2007  
Blogger sc said...

the shop owner's smart jason.. the older ones, they'll sell it for the grated coconut (to make santan)

16 May, 2007  
Blogger Precious Pea said...

They have Pandan flavoured coconut in Kuala Selangor too. But this place is interesting and i like his funny reply.

16 May, 2007  
Blogger sc said...

really precious pea? wonder why it never came to KL though..ya, the man has a dry sense of humour..hehe

16 May, 2007  

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