Top 10 Coconut Desserts in Penang You Will Adore

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There’s nothing quite like treating yourself with a sweet ‘n’ easy coconut dessert. Yes, it’s unnecessary for elegant desserts to be complicated. In our roundup of coconut-filled goodies, there are a variety of treats ranging from fancy to super simple. All you’ve got to do is bring your appetite, and we’ll take care of the rest! Read on: Top 10 Best Coconutty Desserts in Penang You Will Adore.

Top 10 Coconut Desserts in Penang For The Coconut-Obsessed

1. Joez Coconut

Located at a small heritage house along Jalan Dato Keramat, Joez Coconut sells fresh coconut water, coconut jelly and famous coconut shake in Penang. As an all natural coconut and shakes bar, that whizz up classic coconut shakes that are freshly made in front of you and best of all– topped with chewy pearls and are tailored to your taste. Their coconut shake is out of this world, not forgetting their jelly where it’s a little more “al dente” than your average Jell-O treat, absolutely irresistible.

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Address: 201, Jalan Dato Keramat, 10150 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Operating hours: 8.00am– 7.00pm daily

2. Ais Tingkap

Be proud Penangites as this drink is only available in Penang! Ais Tingkap got its name in 1919, when a vendor began to sell this drink from its shop’s window. The drink is traditionally taken for cooling effects under the hot weather, where it includes basil seeds, rose essence, Indian herbs, coconut water, and shaved ice, all stirred to perfection! Not forgetting the star of the show- coconut flesh to top them all up!


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Address: 2, Lebuh Tamil, George Town, 10100 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Operating Hours: 11.30am- 8.00pm daily

3. Sangkaya

Established since 2013, Sangkaya is a locally based coconut creamery which churns a unique dessert experience. Inspired by the tremendous health benefits these fruits have to offer, this is when Sangkaya’s founder decided to act upon it and create their own ice cream formula. All their ice cream uses coconut milk as the foundation. For the indecisive & those who struggle to choose among their wide variety of desserts- try Sangkaya’s ‘Signature Series’ where they serve 4 scoops of premium coconut ice cream in a half shell.

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Address & Operating Hours:
– Gurney Plaza, 170, Persiaran Gurney, George Town, 10250 George Town, Pulau Pinang | 10.00 am- 10.00pm
– 55, Jln Icon City, Bukit Tengah, 14000 Bukit Mertajam, Penang | 11.00am- 11.00pm (Sun– Thurs),11 am- 12 am (Fri– Sat)

4. Tropical Coconut Cafe

Located just next to Gama, Penang. Tropical Coconut Cafe’s coconut shake is an absolute tropical delight to taste buds, is prepared by blending coconut water, coconut flesh, condensed milk and topping it all with vanilla ice cream to taste. Whether you drink it as a breakfast drink or have it as an evening beverage; you are surely going to have a blast.

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Address: 29-D Ground Floor, First Portion Jalan Dato Keramat, 10000 Georgetown Penang
Operating Hours: 8.00am- 8.00pm daily

4. Anba Coconut Trading

Anba doesn’t just sell coconuts at wholesale but also offered to individual buyers as well. If you fancy sweeter tastes, try out their pandan coconut, where its juice is sweeter compared to ordinary ones and with hints of pandan fragrance within. Not forgetting their baby coconuts where their juice are turned into a delightful and cooling jelly.

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Address: 2B, Lorong Abu Siti (off Jalan Burma), 10400 Georgetown Penang.
Operating Hours: 8.00am- 8.00pm daily

6. Bird’s Nest Delicacy (92 Armenian)

Who says afternoon tea has to be scones, jam and cream? The traditionally British ritual has spread its wings and evolved with regional offerings of afternoon fare- and here’s one of the most well-known of them all. Bird’s Nest Delicacy ain’t your typical high tea parlour, this name-sake shop zeroes in on the usage of birds nest in their desserts: porridge, taufufah, tarts, cakes and coconut jelly, where the jelly is topped by spoonfuls of bird nests, simply refreshing.

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Address: 92, Lebuh Armenian, George Town, 10300 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Operating Hours: 11.00am- 9.00pm daily

7. China House

Being one of the oldest and most visited cafes in Penang, this has got to be on the list. Comprising cafes, restaurants, library, shops and bakery, China House is an all-in-one building that’s perfect for everyone, with art, music, food and drinks. They serve up to 50 different cakes daily for sure coconut cakes are in their menu! Lumberjack & Coconut Chocolate Milk Cake, the marriage between coconut cream and key ingredients make it a delicious, dreamy summer dessert. Best of all, the no-fuss crust is made with flour, sugar, butter and flaked coconut.

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Address: 153, Beach St, Georgetown, 10300 George Town, Penang
Operating Hours: 9.00am- 1.00am daily

8. Leong Chee Kee

Talking about coconut tarts, Leong Chee Kee’s surely stands out from the rest. Undeniably, Leong Chee Kee has become synonymous with these tarts of buttery bases, flaky pastry contrasted with rich coconut filling- one of the most favoured delicacies of Penangites of all times. All egg tarts are freshly baked daily. Expect a delectable burst of thick custard against a crispy crust that leaves a satisfying film of grease on your fingers. Yumz.

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Address: Leong Chee Kee, C8, Lebuh Cintra (People’s Court), 10100 George Town, Penang
Operating Hours: 9.00 am- 4.30pm, closed on Monday

9. Appam with Egg | Kedai Kopi New Cathay (Lorong Kuching)

Established for almost three decades, this couple has been painstakingly crafting their appam business, and their hard work has been evident by the patrons swarming their stalls all the time. Their ladles of the thick, creamy mixture of flour, coconut milk, sugar, and eggs are poured into five works forming a thin layer with a soft, spongy centre. Swooned. The creaminess of its yolk soaked by layers of coconut pancake base with margarine surely aids for a slight kick.  Magnificent.

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Address: 425, Jalan Burma, George Town, 10350 George Town, Pulau Pinang
Operating Hours: 8 AM to 2.30 PM. Closed on Sunday.

10. Papa’s Coconut Milk Ice Cream

This ice cream stall might look like any other mediocre food stalls at the roadside, yet the coconut ice cream they served has managed to outwin a number of average outposts in Penang. Their ice cream made the old-fashioned way with toasted coconut, heavy cream, coconut cream & milk, is rich, creamy, and perfectly sweet. Topped with corns and peanuts to top up the ice cream goodness. In short- simplicity with a twist.

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Address: Burma Street, 10350 George Town, Pulau Pinang (in front of Wat Chaiyamangalaram)
Operating Hours: 10.30am- 5.00pm daily

Read also: Top 10 Eggy Dishes in Penang

List: Top 10 Coconut Desserts in Penang 2018

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