Dec 28, 2015

Penang Road Famous Teochew Chendul

 Most people say that your trip to Penang would never be complete without trying Laksa, Ais Kacang and  the famous Penang Road Chendul…


Well, you can have Ais Kacang and the famous Penang Road Chendul at Lebuh Keng Kwee and enjoy joining the hoards of crowd there… or  if you prefer to wait for your ordered chendul on the table in comfort of some nice air conditioning….. you may choose to visit its shop in Komtar Walk.

Anyway, I was in Penang and my husband can never resist his Chendul, but he decided to head to the one at Komtar Walk, so here we are…..

I liked the cafe decor here at Komtar Walk is pretty much reminiscent with the old coffee shop style chairs and tables, antiques and old pictures…..

It is almost like stepping back in time....

There is only one minor issue or complain I have…. And that is… there are pesky mosquitoes around, and my mini me was complaining about it… but the management tries to keep it away….so it would be advised to use mosquito repellent while going around Penang ...

They serve a few Penang favorites here... besides Chendul and Ice Kacang..such as the Teochew Laksa, Teochew Rojak, Curry Mee, Chee Cheong Fun and Nasi Lemak

My husband and daughter ordered the Chendul  (RM2.50) of course.....Anyway hmmm what is cendol? It is actually crushed ice, with green pandan worm-like jelly, brown sugar , red kidney beans served with copious amounts of coconut milk/ santan . 

It is the next best thing when you walk it out of hot and searing heat of a humid day.

My Ice Kacang with Ice Cream (RM4.30)... The Ice Kacang  here which is pretty good as well. It contains crushed ice, the usual colouring and flavouring (syrup, evaporated milk), corn, "cin cau", some type of green jelly, and of course red kidney beans (kacang). You can have an optional scoop of vanilla ice cream if you like.....

 They  also serve some drinks, such as chrysanthemum tea and air pegaga (supposedly with to cool a heaty body down), both which are my favourite… and I always have a hard time deciding which one I want… LOL

Whereas I ordered some Chee Cheong Fun  (RM3.00) . Chee Cheong Fun is made from hand cut steamed flat rice noodle rolls. This is a popular snack in Penang as it is simply tasty and the price is affordably cheap.

 The rice noodles are quite like koay teow too and mostly sourced from the supplier, some with springy texture while others slightly chewy. It is served with the three basic sauces – sweet sauce (tee cheow),  generous helping of shrimp paste (hae ko) and chili paste along with a dash of oil, fried shallots and toasted sesame seeds.

My daughter is a huge fan of Laksa, so she was not about to say no to the Penang Road Teochew Laksa (RM5.00)  Laksa is a firm  hawker favorite in Penang.  It is made from steamed fat spaghetti-sized rice vermicelli  and garnished with finely sliced onions, cucumber, chillis, pineapple, lettuce, mint and pink bunga kantan (ginger buds).

Then a steaming hot spicy fish gravy that is sour and thick with tamarind paste and fish flesh and served with a generous helping of shrimp paste (hae ko)...MMmmmm.....just delicious....

So there you have it, I have shared where to get some of this Penang favorites in air conditioned comfort and a nice antique like ambience... go enjoy...

Famous Teochew Chendul,
21, Komtar Walk,
Jalan Penang 10000,
Georgetown, Penang.

Business Hour:
Mon-Fri - 10:30am - 7pm
Sat-Sun - 10am - 7:30pm


  1. i just had malacca cendol im looking forward to try penang one :P looks so yummy there

  2. really long long time don't have visit penang!!! love penang food so much!!

  3. I love laksa!
    I think I've tried too much of laksa this year...
    laksa melaka, laksa penang, laksa johor...LOL

  4. I like Seremban Cendol more.. haha~ But Penang food is really lovely and nice all the time!~

  5. you are in penang ! is my current place where i stay now :)

    1. no dear... not in penang at the moment but was in penang and am from penang... LOL

  6. I always have cendol and pasembur when I go to Penang. As for laksa, no thanks. I'm trying to keep gastric at bay.

  7. yeah! I also love penang laksa & cendol as well as the duck eggs fried kuey teow :) Hmm...I have long time not visiting Penang d...miss the foods there! cheers, siennylovesdrawing

  8. Great dessert for a sunny day!
    I have always enjoyed having a bowl of cendol/ice kacang whenever I visit Penang

  9. Chendol is a great dessert on sunny day! Ika lived in Penang. I should find this shop ASAP and try it all :)

    1. yaayyy we must meet up next time I am in penang...

  10. I always love Penang foods especially Laksa! I miss Penang....

  11. My favorite local dessert, will try this place if I'm around that area :)


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