From Toh Soon Cafe, we walked for about 5 minutes along Jalan Penang to Lebuh Keng Kwee (just 4 streets away) for our final food stop which was this chendol pushcart with an incredibly long queue.
This auntie’s speed of whipping up bowls and bowls of chendol (RM2.50 per bowl) and ice kacang was just incredible – she was like a factory production line! So even though the queue was super long, it didn’t take long to be our turn.
Don’t expect tables and chairs here. You just have to grab your bowl and join the rest of the people on the road side to stand and eat. Do watch out for cars coming through though.
One mouthful of this chendol and I’m sold. In fact, I thought this really puts all other chendols to shame! Now I know why I never was that crazy about chendols in Singapore because I never had one that was as good as this!
It was a perfectly balanced concoction of fresh coconut milk and gula melaka (the one used here was just so good!) and overall, it wasn’t overly sweet. Though the bowl size might be small, there were so much ingredients in it i.e. the green jelly noodles (made from rice flour) and red beans. Most satisfying chendol I ever had. Another die die must try when you’re in Penang!!!
It’s just funny but most good food in Penang seems to be located in inconspicuous back lanes and alleyways, lol. I love sniffing out hidden gems! And I love Penang for its food! Will definitely have to come back again for its nasi kandar and this chendol that I’ve been missing and craving for months! And with this post, I have come to the end of my Penang eat-venture.
Heading to Langkawi next which was our second port of call. Want to know what we did at Langkawi island? Stay tuned for my next post! 🙂
Penang Road Famous Teochew Chendul
27 & 29 Lebuh Keng Kwee
Georgetown, 10100 Penang
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10.00am to 7.30pm (Sat-Sun)