Colonial Malaysia and the tastiest tandoori in the East!
We rocked up to Old Panang guesthouse, a hotel made out of one of Georgetown's romantic old colonial-style houses. Inside, original tile floors, stained timber staircases and old window shutters made Old Penang one of the nicest places we'd stayed so far. We found the guesthouse to be a hive of activity with some longer-term residents staying 3 months or more, one of them, Will, who showed us the culinary sights:
Kapitans - the Best tandoori restaurant in Little India. For under 2pounds you could get a quarter tandoori chicken, grilled in a fire pit, with delicious naan bread, chana dahl and sweet mint sauce. (we went back for more the next day)
Old Trafford - the best burger van in the whole of Malaysia (and maybe the world?) - Jo will have to testify as I didn't actually have one, but I heard the rave reviews. Three people tend to each burger, slicing it in half to add the cheese in the middle and topping it off with three sauces!
The Off Licence - this one may not be in the guide books, but it a country where drinks our expensive, it was useful being shown the well stocked, friendly, late opening off-licence.... it even had wine! (a rareity in this part of the world)