Thursday, March 22, 2012

Famous James Cendol from Sitiawan @ Old Klang Road, Kuala Lumpur

It looks like it's going to be a HOT day today..

Time for some cendol, I reckon. 

The perfect remedy for a hot day - Famous James Cendol from Sitiawan, Perak

Thanks to Ciki, I got to know about this place from reading her blog. Since we were already at Old Klang Road, we made a point to visit this place since it was a hot day and we needed something to cool ourselves down. Cendol is the answer and James Cendol is pretty awesome.

We got a little lost looking for the place since we're not familiar with Old Klang Road, but the turning is just before BHP Petrol Station into a basketball court and Lee Chong Wei Sri Sentosa Sports Complex.


So cool, they even have a Facebook page here


Anyway, we were greeted by a man in a bow tie and chef's hat, not James himself but it's definitely the first for us to be served by such a smart looking cendol man! (sorry forgot to take his photo) We ordered 3 bowls of cendol (RM3) (they also have durian cendol but it wasn't in stock yesterday). They also have rojak pasembur here and banana fritters which is only available on weekends.

Rojak ingredients

We loved the way the cendol was served, in a halved coconut shell ;) Very pretty and unique. The cendol here is served with red beans and pulut rice. The ice melts a little too quickly since it was a hot day. But it's okay as I actually like eating my cendol like that (melted). Love the soft strands of cendol, which had a hint of salt in them - we saw the lady cutting pandan leaves when we were there too, which is used to naturally colour the cendol strands, that's why the colour is so light and not garish green like other places.

Cute bowl


Very yummy!

We heard the coconut grater at work and couldn't resist intruding going for a look and taking some photos. ;P


Nice breeze when we were there..

Map to James Cendol on Old Klang Road

They have also opened another branch in Bangsar at Simply Spice (behind Wisma UOA).

Full set of photos available to view here.

Location: James Cendol, 21 Jalan Sri Sentosa 2a, Jalan Klang Lama, 58000 Kuala Lumpur.

Tel: 012- 2253 564

GPS Coordinates: 3.081423, 101.662534

27 comments:

  1. Cendol = perfect for hari-hari panas! :D

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    1. You should have joined us yesterday!

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  2. Wow, this is indeed a modern cendol store, clean and cool looking, some more got own website and FB! Way to go! Got to go give check it out. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Yes very clean and the service is so friendly too. Esp love the bowls they were served in. Hope u like it!

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  3. LOVELY! I like this place.. Cumi says i got expensive taste. RM1 something dowan.. but want James Cendol! Mwuahahaha. I told him.. " I'm Laidat!!"

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    1. Haha I guess it's more expensive than a regular roadside cendol but way cheaper than mall versions. And much tastier too!

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  4. love to check this place out and I wonder how the pulut taste with the chendol?

    btw.. love the bowl they serve the chendol.. its that made out of coconut shell?

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    1. Yes two halves glued together to make a bowl.. how cute, right?

      Oh you've never had pulut with cendol before? It's the bomb! Must try k ;)

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  5. I love James' cendol. Grew up eating it since my parents are from Sitiawan. His wife still remembers how greedy I was as a kid -- 2 bowls without fail! :P

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    1. Now as an adult, how many bowls can you eat?

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  6. Nice shots! I still can't get used to beans and ice as dessert... :-)

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    1. If you don't like beans, just have it with pulut. It's yummyyyyyyyy

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  7. the beans are my favorite part of cendol! it's the part of cendol that i'll totally finish eating! :D

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    1. OK you have to go with me next time, I'll give you all the beans and you can give me the pulut LOL

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  8. gosh, if i'm not allergic to coconut milk!

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    1. Oh no.. poor thing. You allergic to coconut milk?? Then there must be lots of things you cannot eat like curry n such.

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  9. was just chatting with mum in law about chendols. will check this out soon. can i see it from OKR or do i have to drive into the lil road before the kiosk?

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    1. It's right off OKR, the turning is right before BHP.

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  10. got turn in before BHP ? just after the row of shops is it? Okie will go and hunt

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    1. Yes, the turning is right before BHP. You will drive into a large basketball court and James Cendol is located just there.

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    2. Also look out for the Lee Chong Wei sports complex as it's a pretty big structure.

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  12. Huey Yen dear, I live 2 km away from this place and never knew it existed! so call me the next time you're going! -melsta

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