Enough With Penang Food Already! What About the Drinks?

By Ooi Kee Beng

December 2017 EDITORIAL
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Yes, Penang has amazing food, be it fusion or hybrid, street or mall, traditional or accidental. And yes, it has amazing desserts too, like the Penang Road teochew chendol for one. Even the age-old ais kacang. Even the humble bebola ais. And don’t get me started on the nutritionally incorrect kuih, be it kuih Melayu or kuih Nyonya or any other crossbreed. The list is endless for those of us who live to eat.And then there are the hawker drinks.The...

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Ooi Kee Beng

is the Executive Director of Penang Institute. His recent books include The Eurasian Core and its Edges: Dialogues with Wang Gungwu on the History of the World (ISEAS 2016). Homepage: wikibeng.com