Penang Road famous Teochew Cendol
If you have not eaten Penang Road Cendol, it means you have not visited Penang yet.
But I’m pretty much sure that all of you readers here are already Penang’s official tourists!
Do read on.
So, instead of going to the all-the-time-always-crowded-with-long-queue Penang Road, we were brought to its branch at Sunshine Farlim Ground Floor. As expected, the place was really cramped too when we reached there. But it didn’t take too long, 6 of us were then being “inserted” at one small corner. Uuuugh, I can really feel the local atmosphere there.
These spring rolls (if you call it so) were displayed on the table nearby our table.
I have to say that Penangites have unique taste, they dip the spring roll into the laksa gravy and I followed doing so.
Nothing special actually, but it’s a good introduction about locals’ eating habit.
There’s quite a selection on the menu to choose from, but of course Cendol is their specialty.
So, TADAAAAA….! Here’s one for your visual enjoyment! Hahahha.
I luuuuurve cendol like this!
Those green worms’ texture was very on point. It’s firm yet soft, its chewy and not starchy.
Btw, I just realized that Asian desserts could never been separated from coconut milk, #IsntItTrue?
And oh, have I mentioned the word “fresh” here?
Well, this is the other savior of the hot day, ICE KACANG!
It contains jelly, red beans, sweet corn and attap chee (palm seeds), topped with shaved ice, colored syrups and condensed milk. Coarsely crushed peanut was sprinkled on top and a scoop of vanilla ice cream as the last touch.
How about this then? It has no name, this was special request from my aunt. It used only palm sugar instead of coconut milk. I believe it tasted as good as its presentation. And look at those red beans! Yes, I forgot to mention that we did order an additional portion of red beans for our eating pleasure.
I have a bad habit anyway, I tend to over-order and ended up with my natural problem with overeating or food wasting. Hmmm..
And now, this is the well-known Laksa from Penang Road Cendol. I hv to admit that this is a bowl of goodness!
I myself is not an avid fan of Laksa, so cannot actually give a fair and trustworthy verdict.
But somehow I really enjoyed the taste of this laksa. They were pretty generous with shrimp paste as you can see in the pic. I stirred all the things together and voila! I enjoyed it with my Cendol! Truly yumz!
All right, probably all of you will tell me that Air Itam Laksa is the best out of the whole Penang Island. I did not have the time for that during this trip, but I was told by the relatives who are the Penangites, the one just right on its opposite road serves better Laksa. Hmmm, have any of you tried it out? How is it?
PS : If you like to be more adventurous, go for Penang Road. There you need to stand while eating, no proper place to sit down and you are not allowed to bring the cendol to the nearby coffee shop. Adventuring enough? Lol.
LEARN YOUR MALAY :
Cendol = Traditional dessert originating from Indonesia which is popular in Southeast Asia such as Malaysia, Singapore and other Asian countries. Made from rice flour and other ingredients that are formed by filters, then mixed with palm sugar and coconut milk.
Laksa = popular spicy noodle soup in Peranakan cuisine, which is a combination of Chinese and Malay cuisine. Laksa consists of rice noodles with chicken, prawn or fish, served in spicy soup.
Location 1 : Jalan Penang, 10450 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia. Phone:+60 4-262 6002
Hours: Daily · 10AM–7:30PM
Location 2 : 294-G-7, Sunshine Farlim Shopping Mall, Jalan Thean Teik, 11500 Ayer Itam, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia. Phone: +60 16-415 3940