Penang 2011 - Snack at Famous Penang Road Teochew Chendol

It is good to see that some of the Penang street food stalwarts have outgrown their origins and moved on to bigger things. If they are able to maintain the same food quality and taste, they should do very well. Not every one likes to enjoy their favourite snack under the hot sun - especially if you have a few kids in tow.

While wondering around Penang Road, we came across a new semi-open air food court in front of Komtar. A big sign on top of one of the shops annouced proudly "Penang Road Famous Teochew Chendol". It being a very hot day and we were looking to rest our feet for a while, we dicided to go in for a snack. It turned out that besides chedol and other iced desserts, they also served food. So beside ordering the iced chendol, we ordered the Assam Laksa as well.

The Chendol was just OK. It did not have a rich enough Gula Melaka (palm sugar) taste that we like. The chendol was also more of the soft and soggy type which is not our usual preference. I think our own Kuching chendol can easily give it a run for its money.

The kids had the Ice Kacang with 2 large scoops of ice cream which they were slurping up with relish.

The big surprise was the Assam Laksa. It was really good and one of the best we tried on the trip.

We wanted to go back for a second helping of the Assam Laksa but unfortunately time did not permit. You must give it a try if you are in Penang.


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