RM1.30 Cendol Opposite Taman Bahagia LRT Station

vkeongAis Kacang / Cendol, Food and Drink, Halal, Petaling Jaya, Selangor30 Comments

Damn the weather nowadays is killing me. Thanks to the haze the daytime doesn’t feel like daytime anymore because the sunlight is freaking blocked and smoke is all I see! Even when it rains it only lasts for a few minutes wtf.
Lucky for us there’s cheap and body cooling desserts like ais kacang and cendol easily available – whether in a coffee shop, food court or by the road side. But, finding a tasty one remains as the main challenge.

taman-bahagia-cendol

I was hunting for good cendol around Subang Jaya and the stall opposite Taman Bahagia LRT station had quite a few recommendations online. Realizing my office is not exactly too far from it, I decided to drop by one day after lunch.
I was expecting to see a proper stall but it was actually a mobile stall operating using a van. Setup beside a housing area’s playground, it’s very easy to locate – just use the LRT as the landmark.

cendol-taman-bahagia

The cendol is dirt cheap here, RM1.30 a bowl. It is one of the better tasting cendol I have had so far since coming to KL (you won’t believe the level of crappiness in the worst ever cendol I had not long ago. So this deserves a somewhat good rating based on the worst one, relatively)
At least it was pretty authentic and had the cendol taste. The only complaint I have is on the shaved ice, it wasn’t fine enough and felt chunky.

cendol-van

But that’s understandable since they are still using the traditional ice shaver. It definitely won’t be able to produce the perfectly textured shaved ice from those electric ice shavers.

cendol-preparation

Generous amount of santan and cendol being poured over the shaved ice.

cendol-big

cendol-3

For RM1.30, not much ingredients can be expected. The ice tends to melt really fast so there’s really no time to enjoy it slow and steady.

rojak

My friend ordered the rojak and said it was so-so at best.

cendol-van

Since discovering this cendol, we always drop by for a bowl or two whenever we can. But not because it’s that great. To be honest it loses by miles if compared to Penang Road Teochew Cendol.
The environment, which is surrounded by trees and always breezy is the main reason we go there. It’s the perfect oasis to enjoy cooling cendol in a scorching afternoon. Believe it or not, we feel cooler being here than being in a shaded food court!

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30 Comments on “RM1.30 Cendol Opposite Taman Bahagia LRT Station”

  1. JD

    Looks good and refreshing, but haze around, so better be careful coz scared kena flu/irritation/sore throat.
    And looks like new interface on the blog too?!?

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  2. Melissa

    that looks so yummy and my stomach is already growling haha ooops

    There’s this indian cowboy stall in Seri Petaling, a group of indian guys in cowboy hats sells cendol n indian rojak which is quite good. There are alot of ppl on weekends at that lorry stall too! Should give them a try =)

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  3. thenomadGourmand

    aiyo..this one if like u said compared to the worse…well..yeah..i guess its ok la.
    But i really didnt like it. so thin the coconut milk and no taste of gula melaka.

    I agree with u on the rojak. darn sad. ;)

    Must go try the Subang one. everyone said its the best.

    For PJ area, there’s one near the PJ SEct 17 mkt. also afternoons. was good, except tht the kacang was hard.
    I luv tong shui, chendol and ABC. Wish i’m in Pg sometimes!

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    1. vkeong

      lol, in fact there is. do you want to know where to find cendol that doesn’t taste like cendol?

      locate the cendol next to BP station on the way to Subang Jaya airport. That’s the one, the WORST one

  4. V

    actually if you like cendol there’s 2 you can try near the area,

    1-one small bicycle stall near the uptown mosque.

    it’s located at the kindergarden at the roundabout at the mosque. just turn into the kindergarden and you’ll see the stall.
    there’s this old indian uncle selling cendol (done the old fashion way),
    so enjoy it while he’s still around.

    2- near kelana jaya lrt station.

    its located at a turning into the ss26 & ss25 area.
    from the ldp heading to ss2, take the leftest lane, and after passing the lrt station, take the first left and you’ll see the stall.
    its a van stall like the tmn bahagia guy, but its yellow and the sign is “Penang Rojak”.
    the cendol is ok, but this guy has cendol pulut which i can seldom find in the area.

    if you need more direction you can pm me on lyn.

  5. Emilio

    There’s this new cendol shop in Rampai Business Park, Setapak. Wangsa Maju Section 1 to be exact. I know a lil’ far off from PJ…

    It’s called Wahab’s Cendol. Very good, but I’ve never really tried the famous one in Penang, so I wouldn’t know how to compare to that. This is actually an expansion from a roadside stall nearby. Came out in newspaper few times before.

    They have all kinds of toppings to choose from, Kacang, kacang merah, Tapai, Pulut, Jagung, Bandung, ice-cream. RM2.30 a bowl. I usually chill there after futsal.

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  7. asstha

    it used to be the best cendol n rojak in town… i remember goin to visit this very stall when i was jz a lil kid wit my mom… over the years i guess the old man’s retired n prolly his son took over… taste wise it doesn’t taste as good as it used to… so tragic… a lot of my old haunts now no longer taste as great as they used to once their kids took over the family business… :(

  8. gra

    people where is the place??????????????????????????????
    i raelly want to eat cendol…look so good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!help me i stay at petaling jaye..how can i go to the cendol place??????

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