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Thursday, November 6, 2008

Ansari's Famous Cendol in Taiping, Perak

Come come .... a mirage on a scorching hot day? Refreshing, over-flowing with those short, squiggly green worms .... ;)

They sell Pasembor (Indian Rojak) and Cendol ... a cool respite from the sweltering heat
Completely forgot about this place. This was the day after the Tao Autocity's Japanese Buffet experience. Ages ago. So, pardon the missing minor details.

Cendol with Santan (Coconut Milk) & Gula Melaka (Brown Sugar Syrup) with Red Beans/Pulut (Glutinous Rice)
Taiping has TWO very popular cendol stall. Bismillah Cendol (previous experience HERE), and Ansari Famous Cendol. Located VERY near to each other on Barrack's Road though. Stiff competition always bring out the BEST in everyone?
Thick, luscious and creamy concoction of sweet and milky broth, drizzled liberately with brown sugar syrup, and over-flowing (really!) with those cendol strips (green bean flour paste scented with pandan) and a choice of red beans or pulut, or both.
RM1.oo for a plain bowl. RM1.10 for one with red beans. RM1.30 for a bowl with pulut. And the grand daddy of them all ... RM1.40 for a bowl of everything. The refreshing experience? Priceless.
Ansari's Famous Cendol @ Jalan Chung Thye Phin, Taiping, Perak (Address updated 15/3/09 - Sorry for previous mistake)
So how does this fare, compared to Bismillah, and Penang Road's Cendol? I'd rate this as an in-betweener. Better than the former, but a notch below by Penang Road's Teochew Cendol (click HERE and gulp!).
What do YOU think?

24 comments:

Min said...

I remember I ordered for Cendol without kacang and I ended up with a bowl of plain cendol :(, I thought kacang=peanut ma, dunno they were referring to red bean...sigh, another lesson learned.

~Christine~Leng said...

omg.... this is inviting! I want cendol!

Shell (貝殼) said...

wow, they give u so much of "green worms" ah~~ so nice

ck lam said...

It would be nice to have a bowl of everything on such a hot weather...

email2me said...

The look are nice .... but size not nice ... looks small to me .... mana ada cukup?

AN NEH !!! KASI 2 !!! lol

JENCOOKS said...

Nice ones, my fren always say that the northern chendols always comes with red bean but in Batu Pahat, it comes plain and is yummy good. Cendol, anytime, I love it.

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

tats a heck lot more cendol then i got in jonker st..wtf...haha

Little Inbox said...

Chendol...nice. Sweet & lemak.

Elinluv said...

Been looking out for nice authentic cendol like this in Ipoh but till today I have not found one :( wish Ansari will open a branch here :)))

CUMI & CIKI said...

wa, the cendol there has so much more LIO than in KL!!!

PureGlutton said...

I like chendol with red beans but can do without the pulut rice lah - otherwise it becomes too "filling" for me! The chendol in this places looks "clear" and smooth.

Allie said...

Wah! the cendol is spilling over ler.. yummy!

Tummythoz said...

*piak forehead* Oh no. Been to taiping several times but have not noticed this place. Definitely my loss.

jason said...

That's a lot of cendol! I think Restoran Muar at Tengkat Tong Shin also serves in same size bowl at RM1.

mimid3vils said...

Very long version of cendol, normal version is short short 1 :P

kampungboycitygal said...

simple and nice! have u tried the one along pasir puteh road

LPN said...

eh,besides the cendol,i saw a leng lui in the 2nd pic,who's that??
;p

Life for Beginners said...

Gimme GREEN worms, RED (human) beans, DARK syrupy slime and WHITE ooze anytime... :D

J2Kfm said...

Min : yeahlah. silly lah, where got cendol with peanuts one? =P

Christine : cant find one in that country huh?

Shell : yeahloh! shocked me also. cz din expect all that. over-spilling some more. and right after a rather heavy lunch also.

ck lam : yeah ... wonder why nobody put the red coloured "Sek Lau Chi" (Bee Tai Bak?) in cendol. I think good combination what ...

email2me : small?!!! *_* more than enough lah ... hehe.

JENCOOKS : red beans' a must, well, at least to most. different stuff to chew on mah.

J2Kfm said...

Joe : hahaha ... Jonker's cendol with durian ice cream eh? that's diff ma.

Little Inbox : yeah. perfect to nudge that glucose lvl a notch or two.

Elinluv : Ipoh ... hmmm. I myself never go for cendol in Ipoh. anywhere nice?

Cumi & Ciki : haha, Taiping ma. cost of living still a tad lower than KL, obviously.

PureGlutton : yup. but Melaka's with strong and dark gula melaka also addictive. but Pg's version is my fav.

Allie : haha ... yeah. a mess, to start with.

Tummythoz : nvm, can go again ma. sure cannot miss the Bismillah cendol right?

jason : so cheap ah?! the place looked kinda high-end? my aunt was praising the nyonya fare there.

mimid3vils : yup, so you can slurp away!

kampungboycitygal : which one ah? havent lah, I think!

LPN : lenglui? hahahaha ...dunno leh. passer by maybe. =P

Life for Beginners : that's ... a rather weird (& obscene) way of putting it. but well, bring it on!

Big Boys Oven said...

this is a great thirst killer! I want a bowl now! lol!

J2Kfm said...

go get one now .... in KL. =P

Extreme Power said...

Am a Taiping boy as well. Very nice chendol. I normally eat at Bismillah. The swimming pool has been renovated. Go la... Good work!

J2Kfm said...

to swim in Taiping? hahha .. I'm in Ipoh lah. :)
just that work involves lots of travelling.