Sunday, May 24, 2009

Cendol oh cendol.....

I posted my first posting here in June 2007. This blog is almost 2 years old. However, this posting is nothing to do with the blog anniversary, just that after reading my son's latest entry here, i tried to remember what was my maiden entry about . Of course its about food, i just couldn't remember what. My dad and my mum were a very good cooks. A bit about my dad here. His was the steam white pomfret, sambal ikan bilis garing and a few others and mum with everything else. And us being young, none of us like to be in the kitchen, but dad and mum being an old school parents, made sure we started in the kitchen early.....its turned out that all my siblings are reasonably good cooks now, girls or boys....As much as we enjoyed home cooked meal , my dad and mum loved to drive around KL city and nearby states, just to eat nice satay along Peel Road, chicken rice in PJ Oldtown, ikan bakar in Serkam Malacca and etc..etc and of course the ever famous chendol and rojak mamak. I remembered going to Melawati area, along now MRR2, beside a nursery, there was a nice place to have cendol and mamak rojak in a hot day such as today. The stall was under a huge tree. I wonder wheres the mamak now.

Just now, we had cendol and rojak at one corner shop in Seremban town, and so far i feel that place has the best cendol . We were so surprised to see how packed the place was and we had to wait for a good 10 minutes for an empty table. I remember when we first discovered this place not too long ago, the mamak was staring to the wall blankly and the workers were trying hard to stay awake after serving cendol to us. Now business is thriving for him, he could only waved politely to us(if not he would come and chit chat with us )....

Searching for good cendol brought us to Sg Gadut one day. I passed that place once, but it was closed. I read and saw how crowded the place was when i blog hopped a few months ago. I asked dear hubby to go there and hoping we would have nice cendol......but how disappointed i was. Before tasting the cendol , i was already turned off when it came in with 'ketulan' air batu not shaved ice. And when i took a sip, i told myself how on earth would people queuing to eat that cendol, and hubby with his broad smile replied to me. They gave free refills maa.....in short all you can eat cendol ....ha ha ha....so that was i think the first and the last of me going for cendol there.....
The cendol and rojak i had just now.....yummmmehhh
My only order for this week, from a gentleman for his girlfriend's birthday.....

6 comments:

Madam Tai Tai said...

Cendol and rojak Mamak are also firm favs of my family. Hubby and I used to berdating in Seremban previously - a half-way meeting point between Melaka and KL. We used to enjoy the cendol at this mamak stall quite near A&W. Mungkin masa tu I was in love teramat sangat so everything tasted wonderful.

Have you tried the cendol there? If yes, what's your verdict?

Azian hasan said...

Zai,
How are you? Hei..I had rojak for my lunch today at my usual mamak stall. It doesn't taste that good...now dah sakit perut pulak...pity me!

Anonymous said...

must look for cendol la like this...slurppp!

KC

Anonymous said...

Kat mana exactly cendol dan rojak ni, my hubby selalu teringin nak makan bila balik seremban, semua stalls that he used to frequent during his younger days are not around anymore. My inlaws are in Ampangan.
Naz.

wanshana said...

Zai,

The best chendol for me has always been the one from the mamak selling beside Bismillah Restaurant in Taiping many, many, many years ago. But, I just can't remember when was the last time I had it - dah lama sangat. Tak tau pun if he's still selling (or if he's still alive!)

Now, the next best thing is this chendol selling near my MIL's place in Section 17 PJ. Dia gang with Rojak Mamak Mustafa opposite the Pasar. Very popular - berderet-deret customers always.

Ok lah...tak ada lah best giler, but, it's the best around this area kot?

zaitgha said...

MTT,

The mamak near the A&W lah yg selling this cendol now in corner shop house along Paul Street now(nama baru tak ingat)...so far this the best lah

Azian,

mamak food kalau tak kena gaya mmg sakit perut kita di buat nyer he he

KC,
Cari la, mmg best minum cendol panas2 nih ...

hi Naz,

I was told this lad's father sold cendol and roti canai in KGV Sec canteen long time ago, then at Telekom/A&W tuh, now they are in Sban town as what i wrote earlier....so when you are in Ampangan( i am in Ampangan too)..nak cendol tak jumpa tmpt tuh let me know...now satu lagi kat Gedong Lalang pun ada...

Wanshana,

Kat KL is easy to find a decent cendol....i used to go at the one along MRR2 before jadi MRR2 lah...