Posts Tagged ‘cendol’

... I'm back for Nancy's cendol again!


... the fragrance from the fried rice was killing me, because I was dead hungry already.


... the fragrance from the cincalok fried egg was good, but the taste was yucky.


... unlike last time, this time the popia has very little fried pork lard in it. Probably Nancy read my complaints on my blog.


... our dessert onde-onde, which came late.

Rating: 6/10

We were nearby Jonker Street and can’t think of anything to eat. So I recommended Nancy’s Kitchen to my sister. This was the first time I tried their fried rice and fried egg. The fried rice was quite nice especially the aroma of it, though a tad too salty. The fried egg was not as good as I thought. I thought the cincalok was served as condiment to be dipped in, but it was fried along with the egg. The taste was yucky and it was quite salty due to the cincalok. This time, the nyonya popiah has improved as it wasn’t stuffed with too much pork lard (I can’t believe I’m saying this). I only had 1 piece of the pork lard in my portion while my sister didn’t get any. The onde-onde were quite nice, the elasticity of the skin was just right. Though there aren’t any solid sugar in it like those I had in KV.

Location: N2 11.788 E102 14.767

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Cendol

... cendol with gula melaka.


Hokkien Mee

... Hokkien mee ala Nyonya style.


Fried Kuey Teow

... fried kuey teow with sliced sausage and fried pork lard, even cuttlefish rings.


Kerabu Mangga

... kerabu mangga without crispy squid slice.

Rating: 6/10

PG and I came to The Strand, Kota Damansara to check out any appetizing restaurant. We came to The Wok as he first spotted it. At first, I wanted to order dishes and rice, but there were only 2 of us, so I dropped the idea. The cendol looks very similar to those from Malacca. The green jelly tastes pretty good, probably the most tasty I’ve had in KV. Unfortunately, the gula melaka doesn’t have the kind of fragrance I tasted in Malacca. Then the Hokkien mee which was soaked in soup came as a surprised to us. It reminds me of law mee. The taste was so so only and the condiment sambal was nothing to shout about. Fried kuey teow was pretty darn good. I’ve finally found a good enough replacement for SS5A‘s fried kuey teow, but came at a price. It cost RM8 per plate, which is more than double of that I had in SS5. It even has sausage slice and fried pork lard in it. The squid rings came as a bonus, though I don’t think it enhances the taste. Kerabu mangga was like rojak instead, as claimed by PG. I tasted some sugar in it and soaked in prawn paste. I missed the crispy squid slice from the kerabu mangga in my hometown, but this 1 tasted not bad too, not as sour.

I’ll probably come back for its fried kuey teow again, hopefully soon.

Location: N3 09.270 E101 35.572

... my bowl of cendol has abundance of green cendol jelly.

... my bowl of cendol has abundance of green cendol jelly.


... barely visible brown sugar.

... barely visible brown sugar.

Rating: 4/10

After having asam laksa, we went for dessert. The famous cendol stall in Penang Road. There were 2 stalls opposite to each other, but the stall was basically swatting flies busy. I’ve had this many years ago. It seems, the taste doesn’t change much, if I recalled correctly. The lacked of fragrance from the brown sugar made this cendol rather Plain Jane. Give me Nancy’s Kitchen‘s cendol anytime, or even PappaRich‘s will do.

Location: N5 25.027 E100 19.839

The initial plan was to go Canai & Such Cafe for fried rice. But then, I thought that since the place opens until late, I can always go for dinner or supper. Then I thought of Carrefour. Later as it got nearer, there’s this place that I’ve been wanting to try but always forget. It’s Daiki Cafe, resides in SS15, sharing the same building as Subang Park Hotel.

... this nasi lemak biasa cost only RM2.90 as opposed to most place which cost RM5.90.

... this nasi lemak biasa cost only RM2.90 as opposed to most place which cost RM5.90.


... cendol which was not too sweet yet the gula melaka lacked the power.

... cendol which was not too sweet yet the gula melaka lacked the power.


... the usual beetroot with pineapple juice cost RM3.50. I asked for beetroot with carrot, which cost additional RM2.00 on top of its original price. Hmmm...

... the usual beetroot with pineapple juice cost RM3.50. I asked for beetroot with carrot, which cost additional RM2.00 on top of its original price. Hmmm...


... toast with egg looks good.

... toast with egg looks good.


... add some pepper and soya sauce to it.

... add some pepper and soya sauce to it.

Rating: 6.5/10

The nasi lemak looks good. The sambal was sweet yet it was nice, though I was expecting it to be salted. The rice was not warm though, yet it has the coconut milk fragrance on it. Considered better than most place. Would’ve been better if the rice was steamy and warm and more lemak fragrance. The cendol was acceptable. It wasn’t too sweet. Plenty of coconut milk which made the ice tasted salty. The brown sugar wasn’t genuine gula melaka as it lacked the fragrance which I like. Then I ordered another cup of drink. Seeing that they served beetroot with pineapple, I went ahead with it. Though I opted for beetroot with carrot, as I don’t fancy pineapple. The change cost me extra RM2.00 on top of the original price. Steep!

Later, I ordered the toast with egg on top. My previous half boiled eggs experience was disastrous. This is the time for redemption. The toast was spread with butter and then toasted till crisp, then a half boiled egg was break onto the top of it. The sides of the bread was very crispy though the saltiness from the bread hinder the egg’s full performance. Anyway the egg was so much better than the one I had last night.

A place I’d definitely revisit.

Location: N3 04.893 E101 35.417

Had a very late lunch today because I was waiting for AC’s call. When he finally calls, it was almost 3pm. Anyway, went to meet him up and have lunch nearby the place. He recommended stuff from the morning market, which apparently most of the stalls were closed. Of course they were, it’s already half way through noon. So we ended up in Medan Selera instead.

... entrance to Medan Selera from the market's side.

... entrance to Medan Selera from the market's side.

... cendol served in cups. Look at the amount of cendol on that cup.

... cendol served in cups. Look at the amount of cendol on that cup.

Rating: 7/10

Cendol was nice. Aside from it being served on a cup, there were nothing much to complain about. Though I was hoping gula melaka was being used but the brown sugar used wasn’t all bad. The red beans has the roasted fragrance to it. Though it’s a bit too sweet, only a bit. Much much more better than road side’s Indian’s cendol. I’d come back here for a quick fix of cendol whenever I feel like it.

... fruits rojak which took more than 10 minutes to prepare.

... fruits rojak which took more than 10 minutes to prepare.


... popia and fried tofu.

... popia and fried tofu.


... take a peek into the popia and fried tofu.

... take a peek into the popia and fried tofu.

Rating: 6/10

Fruits rojak was acceptable. At least it was better than Jalan Ipoh YTF’s rojak. There were plenty of water spinach in it. The only complain I had was, instead of giving large pieces of crackers, it was served in shattered pieces of crackers, which doesn’t have much tasting to it.

Popia was quite nice, though it lacked the taste of red sweet sauce. It was moist and juicy, with the same crackers used in rojak found in it. Despite it was soft, the fillings don’t fall apart as I pick it up with my chopsticks. I guess the auntie who made this has years of experience in making good popia. I’ve got nothing much to talk about on the fried tofu though. Probably not overly sweetened by the sweet sauce in it, like most fried tofu do.

After having so many sweet stuff, cendol, rojak, popia and the filling in fried tofu were sweet too. I was stuck with either ordering a mee jawa or chicken rice. Mee jawa was more suitable for my strict diet because of the lacked of meat, but I ended up with chicken rice anyway because I wouldn’t want another sweet food.

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Went to meet up with EL & AT in Sunway Pyramid. He tempted me with XM because the latest SFCC outlet just opened in Maxis Centre in Sunway Pyramid. So, I went up there in a jiffy, met him up, had a cup of Buy-1-Free-1 XM, waited for AT to rendezvous with us then we decide what to have for dinner.

EL specifically said, “something cheap.” I then recommended the ayam penyet in Sunway, the area just opposite Sunway Pyramid. They were OK with it, hence I went on ahead. Luckily I had the GPS coordinates for Ayam Penyet-AP I got from KY Speak’s website, which pointed me to the wrong building block of the place. Duh! Anyway, AT managed to find the place for us in the end.

... the chilies which looked like a rooster's silhouette.

... the chilies which looked like a rooster's silhouette.


... almost asked for an iced lime, but since I'm day off of my strict diet. Might as well try out their cendol.

... almost asked for an iced lime, but since I'm day off of my strict diet. Might as well try out their cendol.


... my ayam penyet.

... my ayam penyet.


... yam drink and pineapple juice.

... yam drink and pineapple juice.


... AT's lele penyet.

... AT's lele penyet.


... EL & AT's terung penyet.

... EL & AT's terung penyet.

Rating: 6.5/10

The cendol was quite sweet but not too overly sweet. It reminded me of those cendol served by those Indians with a mini truck by the roadside. The ayam penyet was nice, despite the portion was small. It seemed really flattened compared to those earlier ayam penyets that I’ve had. It was crispy and crunchy which I kinda like yet the meat was not too dried. Tempe wasn’t sourish or bad either. Probably the best tempe, or least worst tempe of all the 3 ayam penyet places I’ve been. Might go back for more if I want a quick fix.

Location: N3 04.677 E101 36.796