Kuantan was boiling hot hence we decided to cool ourselves with a nice bowl of Cendol @ Mustafa Cendol.
In KL, you can get a bowl of cendol from a small stall and you probably have to eat by the roadside e.g TTDI cendol. But Mustafa Cendol must be something in Kuantan, it’s like a restaurant!
The bowl of cendol came in a stainless steel bowl, which I think makes the cendol retains its cool. It’s not too sweet – just nice!
Other than cendol, I heard that this place serves good ABC and rojak.
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Yes, at all places, you can get good keropok lekor (dried fish crackers) in Kuantan Zoo. Its only 30 cents per piece (or RM1 for 3 pieces). It’s crispy from the outside but soft inside.
Deep fried crab!!
However, be careful while in Kuantan Mini Zoo. I saw a monkey kidnapping someone’s keropok lekor after he walked away to take some pictures. I’ll fight to death if a monkey does that to me!!
Cendol is a traditional Asian dessert which basic ingredients consist of shaved ice, coconut milk, starch noodles with green food coloring, and palm sugar. Red beans, glutinous rice, grass jelly, and creamed corn are sometimes added.
In a small park along Jalan Damansara in Taman Tun Dr Ismail lies a small portable stall – on a bike, serving cendol. It’s manned by an elderly Indian man.
The method of churning out the cendol is extremely old school. A block of ice will be grinded against a wooden with a blade in the middle. Shredded ice will then fall into a bowl which later is filled with coconut milk. It does look a bit unhygienic. Nevertheless, it’s tasty, especially with Indian uncle’s sweat.
The park is a great place to enjoy a bowl of cendol on hot day with insects flying around.
Other than cendol, there is a famous stall selling rojak, an Asian fruit and vegetable salad dish.
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