Sunday, October 16, 2005

The Best Cendol in Klang

That's Cendol Klang for you. The owner, Munusamy used to operate from a motorbike. He parked his mobile stall along Jalan Nanas, in front of a row of shops where a friend of mine had his dental practice. Customers sat on red plastic stools placed on the five-foot way, some just stood around while others parked beside the stall and slurped the cool cendol in the comfort of their air-conditioned cars.

I never found out when Munusamy's off-day was and some days I was disappointed by his non-appearance. After going away cendol-less one time too many, I figured out a way to check his availability. I called my friend's dental clinic to ask if the cendol man was there. The amused receptionist gladly answered my query. For all I know, she might have approached Munusamy for a commission.

In the year 2000, the best cendol in Klang moved into a shoplot, at the very same location where his motorbike stall had operated for twenty-over years. Whether sold from a bike or from a shop, the cendol still tastes the same : thick creamy santan with plump cendol, red kidney beans and thick gula melaka syrup. But the price has gone up. In the nineties, it was a mere fifty sen; now it's RM1.20. You can have the cendol with pulut or ice-cream but I prefer mine ORI. The shop also sells rojak but most people go there just for the cendol.

There's also a Cendol Klang outlet in Bayu Perdana. I went there once but it was a big let-down. The standard was nowhere close to the Jalan Nanas shop.

If you're in Klang (and I know you or you're a regular commenter here), drop me a note and I'll give you a cendol treat.

Note : wanted to post some mouth-watering pix here but for some reason I can't, so you'll just have to imagine the sweetest, coolest and creamiest cendol you've ever tasted, and drool.

15 comments:

AdieJin said...

Hahahaha...well done, well done..ur puasaing readers will drool when they read this on a hot Monday afternoon...ahaks..Lucky i came in this early..ahaks

marsha said...

blimey!!! gosh, you've got me on a leash...CENDOL!!!! :-) They say you get diarhheao from eating cendol, i say you go to heaven for eating cendol.

Kak Teh said...

now must add cendol on my list..err sorry , cendol with lydia in Klang!

Queen Of The House said...

Luckily no pic, Lydia, or you definitely will have us drooling! Over at my side of the world, the best cendol can be found at the Taman Melawati carpark, right opposite the Taman Permata/Ulu Klang Giant.

bergen said...

Cendol should be endorsed by the cabinet as the NATIONAL DESSERT that should be protected by the military. Rojak too.

Lydia Teh said...

Adiejin, Alamak! Forgot about my fasting friends. Sorrylah. But this is good for exercising your will-power.
Marsha, yeah, Food Heaven!
KT, make sure you come.
Queen, will remember if I go to Ulu Klang, maybe on my next trip to the zoo.
Bergen, can you pls submit a proposal to the cabinet? After that we can sit back and have more cendol while they form a committee to look into it.

KK said...

Lydia, Wah! so delicious. My saliva dropped when the imagination of "sirup sirup" sound and the mysterious "month-watering pix" produced dulcet sweetening.

ailin...in aalborg said...

where to get cendol here, mah?

dr in the house said...

Lydia, we too have a special cendol haunt here in Kuantan,situated on the road to TC. Ori cendol, cendol pulut, ABC +cendol+ icecream, you name it. I love the Rojak more because the crispiness of the fritters are plain tantalizing to the taste-buds! But Lydia, I'm amazed that you can maintain that figure, despite the love of the thick creamy santan ! Lucky you!

Lydia Teh said...

p3p4, also salivating oredi.
ailin, why not make your own?
dr, my pix is not true reflection of myself (camera trick). In real life, I'm shorter and plumper:) What is the road name? My friends go to Kuantan frequently, can ask them to go there.

dr in the house said...

It's on the road to Teluk Cempedak. Rt side before Pantai Selamat Supermarket (yes, we have supermarket by that name!)

Lydia Teh said...

Thanks, doc. I'll file that in my memory.

nite said...

my fren stays in klang..wonder how cum she nvr mentioned..i'm hungry :p

Lydia Teh said...

Nite, how can she not knowlah? Maybe she's not cendol lover :)

Extreme Power said...

This I have to try. Try Taiping cendol also leh.