Best Cendol in KL

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Although today’s generation of youth culture may have been exposed to more fanciful offerings of desserts such as frozen yogurt, gelato, soft serve and whatnot, there’s always a place in the heart for a good old-fashioned local dessert. One such example is our local favourite cendol — the familiar sweet sensation consists of finely-shaved ice loaded with thick Gula Melaka syrup, coconut milk, red beans and of course… the soft and chewy texture of green cendol strands.

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    Grandmama’s @ Pavilion KlPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    Most of the best cendol came from the roadside stall, but the Grandmama’s air-conditioned restaurant in Pavilion KL is no slouch either with their authentic serving of cendol dessert. Although the price is relatively steep, the cendol here is sweet and creamy enough to satisfy your taste bud. The portion is big enough for sharing with bountiful amount of cendol and sweet corn over the finely-shaved ice.
    Tips

    You can control the sweetness ratio of your cendol since the Gula Melaka syrup is given separately.

    Things to expect

    Delicious local food in a comfy environment.

    Best with

    Grandmama’s Nasi Lemak, Nasi Ayam Istimewa and Chilled Mango & Pomelo Cream.

    Price

    RM8.50 to RM9.00

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    Grandmama’s View restaurant

    Lot 6.01.02, Level 6, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, 168, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100, Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur
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    0321439333

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    Khan CendolPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21Alco free 9fb1f2c65edc2c1eaf4e8b24402d108dd33cc2bc71f0fb0022a54c3c390a66c8

    After a visit at Zoo Negara or a hiking trip at Bukit Tabur under the hot sun, what’s better to cool your body than enjoying a nice bowl of cendol? That place in question would be Khan Cendol, which is located at the nearby Taman Melawati. Their bestselling cendol dessert is the one with the scrumptious pulut filling. A combination of different filling is even possible with the ultimate cendol offering that has red bean, pulut, sweet corn and durian or tapai. Now that sounds like a heaven.
    Tips

    Don’t be shy about requesting the level of sweetness in case you want more.

    Things to expect

    More than 10 cendol varieties to choose here under one stall.

    Best with

    Try the rojak sotong next stall.

    Price

    RM2.00

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    Khan Cendol View restaurant

    Kedai No. 13, Jalan Taman Melawati, Anjung Selera, 53100, Taman Melawati, Kuala Lumpur
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    0122366586

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    11:00AM—06:30PM
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    Straits Food CompanyPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21Alco free 9fb1f2c65edc2c1eaf4e8b24402d108dd33cc2bc71f0fb0022a54c3c390a66c8

    It’s strange enough that a Nyonya restaurant only offered one type of dessert in the menu and it is none other than cendol. But the Straits Food Company’s version of cendol is a nice complement to end your meal. Filled with a mountaintop of shaved ice almost reminiscent of an ice kacang presentation, the cendol here is a delightful blessing of creamy coconut milk, sweet kidney beans and flavourful Gula Melaka.
    Tips

    Relive your childhood memory by purchasing their old-fashioned biscuit varieties from the black-squared container (RM2 per pack) located nearby the counter.

    Things to expect

    Local Nyonya delight in an old-school setting.

    Best with

    Pai Tee, a traditional Peranakan snack filled with chopped vegetables, egg strips and fried shallots wrapped inside the crispy “Top Hat” pocket.

    Price

    RM4.50

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    Straits Food Company View restaurant

    2, Jalan Abdullah, Off Jalan Bangsar, Bangsar Utama, 59100, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur
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    0322020038

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    10:00AM—10:00PM
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    Uncle CendolHalal a81b201f94b2180a29928950eefa06850871fc85c2ba8fcb39753bdbcdfb49cfCertified
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    Tucked on the ground floor of Brem Mall, this bright-green restaurant has been churning out one of the finest cendols in town. For more than three generations, they have been making their own Pandan Grass Jellies, which is soft and ethereal. The brimming bowl of dessert comes with a glacier of ice shavings submerged in fresh coconut milk and gula Melaka, a scoop of red beans, swirls of green jellies and slab of gooey pulut. Slither your spoon through, which permeates the sweetness of gula Melaka throughout the bowl. It’s a pleasant marriage of sweetness and texture at each bite, you would chug down the whole bowl at a blink. Moreover, they have widespread flavour profiles to further elevate your slurping joy – Nate De Coco, Durian and Sweet Ginger. People of Kuala Lumpur now know the best way not letting a blistering hot day go wasted. 

    Tips

    Their Durian version is made from the actual fruit itself, no artificial or colouring

    Things to expect

    Best thirst quencher with varieties

    Best with

    Rojak

    Price

    RM3.50 to RM10.00

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    Uncle Cendol View restaurant

    Brem Mall, Jalan Kepong, Jinjang Selatan, 52000, Kepong, Kuala Lumpur
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    0196686460

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    10:00AM—11:00PM
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    Penang Road Famous Teochew Chendul @ Cheras Leisure MallPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21Alco free 9fb1f2c65edc2c1eaf4e8b24402d108dd33cc2bc71f0fb0022a54c3c390a66c8

    If you’ve been to Penang before, many locals would tell you that one of the must-try desserts is the famous cendol stall at Lebuh Keng Kwee. But today, the aforementioned cendol stall has already expanded into a successful business empire throughout Peninsular Malaysia. So what makes this Penang Teochew cendol so famous in the first place? For one thing, it all lies with the subtle level of sweetness derived from the combination of cendol strands, red beans, coconut milk and the aromatic Gula Melaka syrup mixed altogether.
    Tips

    If you’re adventurous enough, there’s even a unique blend of Teochew cendol with white coffee or cempedak filling.

    Things to expect

    Authentic Penang-styled desserts and main course.

    Best with

    Penang Curry Mee and Rojak.

    Price

    RM6.90 to RM8.90

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    Penang Road Famous Teochew Chendul @ Cheras Leisure Mall View restaurant

    L1-43 & 44, Jalan Manis 6, Taman Segar, 56100, Taman Segar, Kuala Lumpur
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    0391337907

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    10:00AM—10:00PM
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    If you happen to be a non-Muslim foodie and would like something sinful to go with your conventional cendol dessert, look no further than Checkers at Damansara Heights. Here, you’ll get a bowl of cendol consists of grass jelly strips, canned longan, sweet corns, cashew nuts and two scoops of vanilla ice cream. And instead of the usual Gula Melaka syrup, the cendol is drizzled with an alcohol rum liqueur.
    Tips

    It’s wise to make reservations first before heading there.

    Things to expect

    A cozy establishment located at the hidden area of Damansara Heights.

    Best with

    LOTR (no, not “Lord of the Rings” the movie but “Lord of the Ribs”).

    Price

    RM15.00

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    Checkers View restaurant

    19, Lorong Setiabistari 2, Damansara Heights, 51200, Damansara Heights, Kuala Lumpur
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    0320953304

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    06:00PM—10:00PM
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    Lima Blas

    The rustic and antique-like eatery offers Nyonya cuisine that reminds you of home. After enjoying delectable homecooked dishes at Lima Blas, it's best to wash down the meal with some icy desserts. Lima Blas' version of cendol is not only memorable but worth every penny as the fragrant bowl of cendol is adequately drizzled with aromatic Gula Melaka and creamy coconut milk. 

    Tips

    Parking is rather hard to find.

    Things to expect

    A rustic and hipster looking cafe.

    Best with

    Coffee.

    Price

    RM5.00 to RM10.00

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    Cendol Pak SuPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21Alco free 9fb1f2c65edc2c1eaf4e8b24402d108dd33cc2bc71f0fb0022a54c3c390a66c8

    Most locals would flock to this area for rojak or curry mee but did you know that the cendol is pretty famous too? It is great to drop by the cendol stall for a light and cooling refreshment in the evening as Pak Su's homemade soft cendol strands have a light pandan fragrance and a creamy finish, attracting many to enjoy them while waiting for other food in the area. It is also well packed with tons of cendol jelly, and you can also have the option for pulut if you wish. 

    Tips

    Cash only.

    Things to expect

    A roadside stall

    Best with

    Rojak!

    Price

    RM2.00 to RM4.00

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    Cendol Pak Su View restaurant

    Jalan BRP 1/7, Bukit Rahman Putra, 47000 Sungai Buloh, Selangor, Malaysia, 47000, Sungai Buloh, Selangor
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    10:00AM—07:00PM
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    Sulaiman’s Famous Cendol Dan RojakPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21Alco free 9fb1f2c65edc2c1eaf4e8b24402d108dd33cc2bc71f0fb0022a54c3c390a66c8

    In the midst of a crowded Pudu market sits a plain-looking Indian stall that sells awesome cendol. It might look deceptively simple, but you’ll be amazed with the tasty result, even if you go for its normal cendol. Not only the ingredients are plentiful, the well-balanced combination of Gula Melaka syrup and fragrant coconut milk mixes well with the soft kidney beans and slurpy cendol strands. It’s sweet without being overwhelming, and it’s refreshing enough that tempted you to order a second bowl.
    Tips

    Don’t worry if your Malay language is rusty since Sulaiman the owner is surprisingly fluent in Cantonese.

    Things to expect

    Apart from dessert, you can enjoy his other menu range such as Mee Rojak Sotong.

    Best with

    Cendol Pulut, Cendol Jagung and A.B.C.

    Price

    RM1.30 to RM2.00

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    Sulaiman’s Famous Cendol Dan Rojak View restaurant

    In front of Restoran M.S.S. Maju, Jalan Pasar Baharu, Off Jalan Pudu, 55100, Pudu, Kuala Lumpur
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    08:30AM—05:00PM
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    Restoran Wahab’sPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21Alco free 9fb1f2c65edc2c1eaf4e8b24402d108dd33cc2bc71f0fb0022a54c3c390a66c8

    Calling the place as “the best cendol in town” would be an overstatement, but Restoran Wahab’s does provide a wide variety of colourful cendol for cendol lovers to choose from.Not every day you get to see a bowl of ice-cold cendol with “nangka” (jackfruit) topping. If you want something more “challenging”, there’s the Cendol Special – a rich concoction of ABC-like ingredients such as ice cream, banana, sweet corns, tapai ubi (fermented tapioca), pulut (glutinous rice) and barley. Yes, it’s a lot and certainly not for the weak stomach if you plan to polish the whole bowl all by yourself.
    Tips

    Cendol durian is also available, but only during seasonal period.

    Things to expect

    A combination of classic and contemporary type of cendol available.

    Best with

    Cendol Pulut and Cendol Jagung.

    Price

    RM4.00

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    Restoran Wahab’s View restaurant

    43, Jalan Rampai Niaga 5, Sri Rampai Business Park, 53300, Sri rampai, Kuala Lumpur
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    0162528005

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    10:00AM—12:00AM
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    Ahroy Thai CuisinePork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21Alco free 9fb1f2c65edc2c1eaf4e8b24402d108dd33cc2bc71f0fb0022a54c3c390a66c8

    Malaysia may have been renowned for its local cendol dessert, but the neighbouring country of Thailand has its own version of cendol as well. Available with or without durian ice cream, the Thai Cendol is a refreshing paradise of shaved ice and thick Gula Melaka syrup served with rich coconut milk. If there’s a dessert to complement with your hot and spicy Thai meal, this one definitely hit the spot.
    Tips

    Come early or make a reservation, especially during weekends since the restaurant is often packed during dinner time.

    Things to expect

    This Thai restaurant also offers catering menu as well, which includes Pattaya Menu (RM29.90 per pax); Phuket Menu (RM38.80 per pax); Krabi Menu (RM39.90 per pax) and Koh Samui Menu (RM41.80 per pax).

    Best with

    Water Chestnut with Coconut Milk (Red Ruby).

    Price

    RM5.00

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    Ahroy Thai Cuisine View restaurant

    48, Jalan Manis 1, Taman Segar, 56100, Cheras, Kuala Lumpur
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    0162228330

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    05:30PM—10:30PM
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    Ah Keong ABC & Cendol @ BrickfieldsPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21Alco free 9fb1f2c65edc2c1eaf4e8b24402d108dd33cc2bc71f0fb0022a54c3c390a66c8

    If you work nearby the ever-so packed and crowded Brickfields, you're in for a treat. On hot and sunny days, what better way to cool off the heat than with a bowl of cold and sweet cendol? Finely shaved cendol with a spoonful of green jelly, red beans and a dash of Gula Melaka - absolutely delightful. Unfortunately you might have to endure a long wait or queue before getting your hands on them. However, the sweet and generous portion of cendol is definitely worth the wait in the end.

    Tips

    Cash only.

    Things to expect

    A long queue at a small stall.

    Best with

    Water.

    Price

    RM2.00 to RM5.00

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    Ah Keong's Ais Kacang @ Brickfields View restaurant

    Beside 7-Eleven, Jln. Tun Sambanthan 4 (Brickfields), 50470, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan
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    10:00AM—07:00PM
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    Restoran Muar Home Cooked CuisinePork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    If you miss kampung-style food and desserts, this is the place for you. Located in Tengkat Tong Shin, this Vcitorian-aged restoran offers quite a stunning array of food and desserts as well. Their cendol may be smaller in size as compared to the norm but the flavors in return packs quite a punch. After all, the aromatic palm sugar syrup and soft green strands of cendol tastes mind-blowingly addictive, after the additional red bean topping. However, it's best to order two bowls if you really want to satisfy your cravings. 

    Tips

    Cash only.

    Things to expect

    A simple diner with a colourful interior.

    Best with

    Coffee.

    Price

    RM5.00 to RM8.00

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    Restoran Muar Home Cooked Cuisine View restaurant

    No. 6G, Tengkat Tong Shin, KL. , 50200, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan
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    0122192199

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    SangkayaPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21Alco free 9fb1f2c65edc2c1eaf4e8b24402d108dd33cc2bc71f0fb0022a54c3c390a66c8

    Sangkaya is known for its coconut ice cream, one that has made a name throughout Klang Valley and possibly at other states as well. Now, they have returned with a brand new creation - their very own durian cendol. As you'll expect, this is no ordinary bowl of dessert. A whole piece of D24 durian is placed right above beautifully shaved ice, 3 scoops of their signature coconut ice cream, grass jelly, cendol jelly, corn, kidney beans and most importantly, Gula Melaka. The concoction of sweets is absolutely amazing, and one bowl is certainly not enough. However, pricing at RM13.50 per bowl will stop you from having more. 

    Tips

    Limited time only.

    Things to expect

    Awesome cendol

    Best with

    Water.

    Price

    RM13.50

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    Sangkaya @ Bukit Bintang View restaurant

    No. 21, Jalan Alor, Bukit Bintang, 50200, Kuala Lumpur
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    +60166239333

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    06:00PM—02:00AM
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    Uncle Cendol @SetapakHalal a81b201f94b2180a29928950eefa06850871fc85c2ba8fcb39753bdbcdfb49cfCertified
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    Whoever said that the cheap cendol will never taste good?  Well there is a saying that ‘Don’t judge a book by its cover’. At Uncle cendol which actually is a hawker stall and is more to classic seller where you will able to taste each of the ingredients which he add into the cendol such as gula Melaka , fresh cendol and the sweet corn.

    Tips

    Parking problem

    Things to expect

    A roadside hawker stall

    Best with

    Extra gula melaka

    Price

    RM2.00 to RM3.00

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    Uncle Cendol @Setapak View restaurant

    Taman Teratai Mewah, 53100 Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala , 53100, Kuala Lumpur
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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday
    12:00PM—03:00PM
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