>> Jan 15, 2010
To all your Penangnites out there. I'm sorry to say, I prefer the KL style of Cendol and ice-kacang. You guys chuck in sarsi syrup, bits of smashed up nuts and what else not, so untasteful. Ok, that was mean. Please don't flame me for this. I was just kidding.
Note: Cendol & Chendul is the same thing.
Anyway, I recently visited a branch of the Penang Road Famous TeoChew Chendul. This branch used to be at the Giant Hypermarket in Subang (USJ), however, it has moved to the Giant Hypermarket in Shah Alam, which is situated a stone throw from the Shah Alam stadium.
I went for both their ice kacang and cendol.
The ais-kacang or Air Batu Campur (ABC) was priced at RM2.50 (RM0.50 for ice cream) whereas the Cendol was RM1.70 if I'm not mistaken. Anyway, its affordable. One can opt for their Cendol to come with ice-cream as well (Penangnites have weird taste =P).
The verdict? I'm sorry to say, I didn't quite like the shaved iced here (both of them). I wasn't certain whether it was something wrong with me or it just wasn't good. I guess our tastebud in KL is slightly different from our friends up north.
I have also tried the cendol in their main branch at
21, Keng Kwee Street,
Off Penang Road,
I have to say, their main branch somewhat was slightly better. At least at that point in time (1 year ago), I found it to be better. My conclusion is that KL/Selangor people's perception of good ABC and cendol is somewhat different from the Penangnites (I guess nobody is right but each of us have our own personal opinion). I still prefer the Cendol stall in SS15. As for ice kacang, I will soon post up one of the best ice kacang I've tasted in Selangor/KL so far.
Pricing: Under RM10 per person
*Opinions expressed are solely based on my personal experience
Map to Penang Road Cendol
Giant Hypermarket Shah Alam,
Lot 2, Persiaran Sukan,
40100 Shah Alam,
Selangor Darul Ehsan.
Telephone number (main branch in Keng Kwee Street): 04-2618002
Handphone number: 012-4808136
Website: http://www.penangnet.com/chendul (currently under construction)
as long as Giant is open?