Penang Road Famous Teochew Chendul (KK FoodieVenture #87)

Okay so let’s be honest. I’m a die-hard fan of the Malaysian shaved ice sensation, the cendol. And instead of being bias towards the dessert, I’m actually fussier when it comes to them.  So even though I went passed the eatery numerous times especially whenever I went to the MBO Cinemas (which was right in front of said eatery, on the 2nd floor of Imago Shopping Mall), I was still sceptical to stop my tracks. I mean… how can a cendol from a shopping mall be any good in terms of taste right (even though it did say that it was quite well known in Penang)?

But my curiosity got the best of me one day so I decided to finally have a go at their version of the cendol. Me and my partner wasted no time in ordering their Chocolate Chendul and Cempedak Chendul respectively, in a self-service manner no less. Our first bites were not that mind-blowing but we did notice that we can’t seem to stop putting those chilled goodness into our mouths. The tastes doesn’t hit your taste buds right off the bat but after a while, it gets very addictive! My chocolate version of the dessert was yummy; with a hint of cocoa taste and goes surprisingly well with the beans. My partner’s cempedak variety was your typical gula Melaka based cendol but with a helping of cempedak chunks. Again, the cempedak’s taste was supple but the sweetness from the gula Melaka will motivate you to finish it. I initially thought that they only sell the cendol but has since discovered a slew of other hearty meals and beverages after looking through their menu.

(Updated on 01/08/2018 - Went back recently to try out their Ice Kacang (aka Ais Batu Campur ABC) and it tasted okay although I still prefer their Chocolate Chendul better)

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