Juggling orders of bak moi (pork porridge) outside Yi Garden Kafe, Jalan McCallister
...there's good eating - especially in Penang, where the art of cooking (not just grilling) over charcoal is alive and well.
Cooking over charcoal requires dodging leaping flames and live sparks
Our article on charcoal cooking in Penang appeared in yesterday's (November 22) South China Morning Post. If you're a subscriber you can check it out online. If you're not, enjoy these photos that didn't make the final cut.
Ban chan koay (crispy rice flour and coconut milk 'pancakes' filled with peanuts and gula Melaka)
An old-fashioned charcoal-fired steamboat at Goh Huat Seng, Jalan Kimberley
Mee goreng, Jalan Market Cross (across from General Hospital)