Before you head to Aunty Koh‘s cendol stall, do know that you are in for the richest and creamiest cendol ever and the rest might just not be good enough anymore. The downside to this delicious cendol is the time and effort required to look for it, which is especially true for non-locals. It is hidden in a small kampung called Bukit Rambai located far away from the town. Although it is a long drive, the scenic beach and paddy fields made the journey pleasant enough.
I am not kidding when I say the place is tricky to find, just look at this lonely road in front of the stall. So do yourself a favor and get a GPS if possible. Aunty Koh’s stall is nothing but a simple attap shop located in front of which I assume is her house. And I believe she is only doing this small business out of interest. Reason being, she only opens during the weekend for a short period of time in the afternoon. For people who want to rake in the cash, this won’t be the case at all.
Unlike other cendol in Melaka that relies heavily on sweet Gula Melaka for the distinctive taste, Aunty Koh emphasizes on coconut milk instead. What you will get here is the milkiest cendol with the purest coconut milk taste. This, in my book is the BEST cendol ever.
Besides cendol, Tai Bak is also sold here. This fast disappearing Nyonya dessert is quite similar to the Chinese ‘tang yuan’ but comes in long shredded slices instead. While this is not as delicious (and not so enticing) as the cendol, the taste and rarity are reasons enough to warrant at least a try. It is not expensive too, just over a Ringgit for each bowl. The clear syrup has a subtle sweetness with a nice pandan aroma, making it a clear contrast to the heavy tasting cendol.
By the way, Aunty Koh works alone so do expect a lot of self-service here – even cleaning up yourself (the bowls and spoons) Anyway, I have no qualms about that. In fact it adds to the overall experience if you ask me.
Huge parking space here. Free, if you are wondering.
Aunty Koh cendol is open during weekends only around 12-1pm till finish. From what I heard if you are there after 2pm, you are most likely too late. So, plan your time properly to avoid any disappointments.
GPS Coordinates: N2 14.804 E102 11.516