Best Cendol in Kota Kinabalu

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Ah, the Malaysian staple and an angelic dessert that many hold dearly to their hearts. The cendol is not just "some" dessert, it's one that is sought after not just to  curb the unforgiving sun, but also a catalyst to quench even the deepest cravings for something sweet and cooling. Formed from a muddle of gula melaka, santan, and cendol strips, it results in a sweet, decadent, and icy cold dish- one that you will crave even more after looking at this list of cendol in Kota Kinabalu.

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    Baba & Nyonya RecipePork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    Oh, a baba & nyonya restaurant here in Kota Kinabalu, they ought to have good cendol! Well, that’s not wrong, amidst the savoury pots of curry fish heads, they also have a local dessert that will blow your taste buds away. The nyonya cendol here packs a whole lot of flavours from their gula Melaka and santan. If you’re out looking for a weather cooler, you know where to head to.

    Tips

    Might be good to go in a group to share.

    Things to expect

    Big food portions.

    Best with

    Curry Fish Head

    Price

    RM3.00 to RM35.00

    Baba & Nyonya Recipe View restaurant

    Jalan Pintas Penampang, 89500 Penampang, Sabah, Malaysia, 89500, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
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    0168108206

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    10:00AM—10:00PM
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    Cendol VillagePork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    Smacked dab in the middle of the food court, this cendol stall certainly knows how to stand out. After all, who doesn’t crave for a bowl of cendol after a hearty meal? Here, you have the options to throw in some extra toppings like rainbow jellies, cincau, and agar-agar, making it a more desirable choice of yours. Of course it comes with an additional price, but really, it’s worth it.

    Tips

    It’s tucked in Lido Food Square.

    Things to expect

    Desserts and coolers.

    Best with

    Chee Cheong Fun, Tau Foo Fah

    Price

    RM2.00 to RM5.00

    Cendol Village View restaurant

    1-31, Lorong Hilltop 2, Taman Hilltop, 88300 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, 88300, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
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    01119083168

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    11:00AM—11:00PM
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    Fong IP Pork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    The place that is constantly visited for their laksa and delicious, simple dishes also packs a dessert in their back pocket that will not only cool you down from the heat, but also induce your taste buds with satiscation. The cendol here at Fong IP is filled with decadent gula Melaka and the ever so aromatic santan that coats and drench little cendol strips- how could you miss out on this?

    Tips

    The staffs and owner are super friendly, they can explain on how to eat the Laksa in different ways.

    Things to expect

    A cafe that provides various local delicacies at an 'economy' price.

    Best with

    Deep Fried Iced Durian

    Price

    RM5.00 to RM10.00

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    Fong IP CAFE View restaurant

    100 Jalan Gaya Street, 88000, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday
    07:00AM—01:00AM
    Friday, Saturday
    07:00AM—02:00AM
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    Cendol Kota KinabaluPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    So, ever wonder what you could toss in a bowl of cendol to have it taste nicer? Although it’s agreeable that a normal bowl will suffice, Cendol KK has whip up some of their own twisted versions- pearls, you mean pearls from bubble teas? Yep, certainly an exciting twist to a local dessert. Also, you have your seasonal and sensational durian versions too, which needs no introduction ever. Just scuttle over and you will taste indulgence for yourself. 

    Tips

    Check out their Facebook for updates.

    Things to expect

    Various renditions of cendols.

    Best with

    Durian Cendol

    Price

    RM1.00 to RM5.00

    Cendol Kota Kinabalu View restaurant

    Jalan Taipakkung Donggongon, Pekan Donggongon, 89500 Penampang, Sabah, Malaysia, 89500, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
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    0166865994

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    Every day
    03:00PM—07:00PM
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    Having once nabbed the title of being the best kopitiam in Sabah, Kak Nong is currently still thronged with customers who loves the beauty and taste of local delights. This includes their sweet, sweet bowls of cendol, which is no doubt- virtually a staple here. The flavours really do stand out in the cendol here, scratching off any thoughts of them skimming on quality. Want simplicity at its best? This is the place.

    Tips

    Parking wouldn’t be a problem here.

    Things to expect

    Malaysian snacks and dishes.

    Best with

    Kuih, ABC

    Price

    RM1.00 to RM7.00

    Kak Nong View restaurant

    78, Jalan Coastal, 88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia, 88000, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
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    088487411

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    07:00AM—11:00PM
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