Results 1 to 23 of 23
  1. #1
    Thailand Expat
    dirtydog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Pattaya Jomtien
    Posts
    58,782

    Penangs Little India

    Time for a wander round Penangs Little India, this place is where to get Indian food, spices, religion and obviously tailor made suits.

    First stop is the butchers, Barkath Mutton Shop on Queen Street.



    I assume they sell lamb chops aswell and you don't have to buy a whole sheep.





    This is a different butchers, not sure what meat it is but I think it sure must make cooking easier when they are chopped up all nice and square like this.



    Penang Visa Run Page
    Malaysia News Headlines
    Penang News Headlines
    Malaysia Weather Forecasts
    World Time Zones
    Currency Convertor

  2. #2
    Thailand Expat
    dirtydog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Pattaya Jomtien
    Posts
    58,782

    Indian food at Penangs Little India

    Seeing all that lovely meat must mean it's time for a meal, what else is there other than a nice chicken curry, this guy has been here since 1948 and he is pretty damn good at making a curry now, although I suppose the food stall could have been handed down a generation or 2 as he didn't look that old.



    Attached Files Attached Files

  3. #3
    Thailand Expat
    dirtydog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Pattaya Jomtien
    Posts
    58,782
    Now we seen the meat in Little India time to look for some spice and herb shops, I have to admit I have no idea what these spices are, when I buy them in the shops they normally have a label on the side of the jar to tell you what they are, not quite tesco lotus is it.








  4. #4
    Member
    Sparky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Last Online
    09-07-2010 @ 08:14 AM
    Posts
    627
    This is a different butchers, not sure what meat it is but I think it sure must make cooking easier when they are chopped up all nice and square like this.

    [/quote]



    IT"S A CORNED BEEF FACTORY !

  5. #5
    Thailand Expat
    dirtydog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Pattaya Jomtien
    Posts
    58,782
    Next stop some Indian snacks, vegetable samosas at 5 baht each, and chicken at 10baht each, damn these were good and nothing money, they were always warm as he was selling them as quick as he could fry a batch, not sure what the round ones are though, he also had tuna somosas but I didn't try them.





    A video of Little India at night.
    Attached Files Attached Files

  6. #6
    Thailand Expat
    dirtydog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Pattaya Jomtien
    Posts
    58,782
    Little India also is home to Penangs oldest Hindu Temple, this was first built in 1833 and then completely renovated in 1933, it has 2 main entrances, one on the main road which always seems to be locked, and one inside Little India itself.

    The locked entrance, this is in view of the Kapitan Keling Mosque, maybe thats why?



    The unlocked entrance in Little India itself.



    Lots of detail work and decoration.



    A bit garish but that is Asia for you.


  7. #7
    Thailand Expat
    dirtydog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Pattaya Jomtien
    Posts
    58,782

    Penang - Shopping in Little India

    A lot of Georgetown has pavements which is quite a novelty if you have spent a long time in Thailand, they also have road drains without a cover which is damn dangerous if your a bit drunk, alas Little India doesn't have pavements, but to make it safer for the tourists and locals alike it is one way.



    People to keep the streets clean.



    These next 2 photos are of some religious store I believe, no idea whether it is Muslim or Hindu though.




  8. #8
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Last Online
    10-10-2017 @ 06:19 AM
    Posts
    44

    Cool!

    Thanks for the great pictures. I've been to Penang twice but never checked it out. I'll be back in February and will be sure to take a look!!

  9. #9
    Thailand Expat
    dirtydog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Pattaya Jomtien
    Posts
    58,782
    This is a Chinese Temple just across the road from Little India.

    Here is the outside entrance to the Temple taken from Little India.



    Lets have a look inside.



    Wonder why all the men have those funny goatee type beards in these paintings.


  10. #10
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Last Online
    Yesterday @ 10:21 PM
    Posts
    232
    Quote Originally Posted by Sparky View Post
    This is a different butchers, not sure what meat it is but I think it sure must make cooking easier when they are chopped up all nice and square like this.



    IT"S A CORNED BEEF FACTORY ![/quote]

    It is frozen mutton/Beef. It is not for Corned Beef in the western world we use this for mince/ground meat.

  11. #11
    Member notanameleft's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Last Online
    28-03-2012 @ 12:56 AM
    Location
    Siam Kingdom
    Posts
    313
    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog View Post


    Wonder why all the men have those funny goatee type beards in these paintings.

    They are chinese..

  12. #12
    Thailand Expat JoGeAr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Last Online
    14-10-2016 @ 10:13 PM
    Location
    Chonburi/Brisbane
    Posts
    1,879
    Nice pics DD, but while you're there you really ought to do a thread on the bars (and their toilets) and more importantly on the bar girls.

  13. #13
    I am in Jail
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Last Online
    20-12-2009 @ 10:47 PM
    Location
    Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit
    Posts
    284
    Ahhh, Penang. I remember that city quite well. A walk in the evening down the city street past Central Park and to two different lovely Indian restaurants.

    A lovely Indian contact I have recommended particular dishes to me via e-mail. I tried them and was pleasantly rewarded. The staff was all friendly and I ate off of a banana leaf.

    Both indoor restaurants.

  14. #14
    Banned
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Last Online
    01-06-2010 @ 01:52 AM
    Posts
    3
    Yea i remember , how can one forget hot , Indian spicy food ,,, waooo....

  15. #15
    Pedantic bastard
    nidhogg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Last Online
    @
    Posts
    13,045
    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog View Post
    vegetable samosas at 5 baht each, and chicken at 10baht each, .
    You'd have thought those buggers would have copped to the idea of ringgit by now.

  16. #16
    RIP
    Happyman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Last Online
    31-01-2011 @ 09:29 PM
    Location
    Rawai Phuket
    Posts
    6,010
    Working in KL I had to do a monthly 2 day visit to Penang to monitor our branch office there .
    Strange that the only free days when I could do this were a Friday and the following Monday. wasnt worth driving back to KL on the Friday and back up on the Monday .

  17. #17
    Thailand Expat
    good2bhappy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Last Online
    16-04-2017 @ 04:52 PM
    Location
    Klong Samwa
    Posts
    15,309
    Roti chanai and a large mug of tea for breakfast 2 ringit!

  18. #18
    RIP
    Happyman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Last Online
    31-01-2011 @ 09:29 PM
    Location
    Rawai Phuket
    Posts
    6,010
    ^
    nasi lamak and te tarak was more of a kickstart for the day

  19. #19
    Thailand Expat
    good2bhappy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Last Online
    16-04-2017 @ 04:52 PM
    Location
    Klong Samwa
    Posts
    15,309
    Quote Originally Posted by Happyman
    nasi lamak
    used to have that down campbell rd at 3 am
    50 cents in the 70's

  20. #20
    Member seamusogin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Last Online
    12-07-2011 @ 10:09 PM
    Location
    songkhla
    Posts
    121
    Always go to little India when in Penang, Love a good Indian curry

  21. #21
    Thailand Expat
    good2bhappy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Last Online
    16-04-2017 @ 04:52 PM
    Location
    Klong Samwa
    Posts
    15,309
    the banana leaf curry at 7 ringit is good value

  22. #22
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Last Online
    31-01-2011 @ 10:47 PM
    Posts
    6
    Quote Originally Posted by samscran View Post
    Yea i remember , how can one forget hot , Indian spicy food ,,, waooo....
    Does it get any better???!!! My mouth is watering just thinking about it!

  23. #23
    Newbie
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Last Online
    21-08-2013 @ 07:14 PM
    Posts
    46
    Best Tandoori i ever had was in little India, i love Penang for the food

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •