Now that my taste buds are reacquainted with the flavours of the west and I have had my fill of "luxury" items such as olives and peaches - eaten off ceramic plates on a quiet verandah - my memory pulls at threads of Asia; vibrant night markets, tropical fruit and dishes washed in the drain. So let's take a step back in time and some gustatory delights from the streets of Penang. Away from the restraints of our Indonesian market supplies, we scoffed Indian for lunch and dinner every day, with fruit, flaky pastry balls and mung bean porridge in between. All fuel for our research into the burgeoning Georgetown espresso scene.
For a well informed food guide to Penang, check out this blog written by a local foodie and photographer.