Few things can beat the relief from the stifling heat on a typical sunny day in Johor than a good cendol.
Adding gula Melaka
Adding the pandan jelly "worms"
And, the cendol of Yan @ Md Zain on a typical mobile cendol stall just outside the Maybank Branch along Jalan Tebrau in Taman Melody is a hot local favourite. Everyone who lives or works around here knows about Yan @ Md Zain cendol.
This cendol made of pandan jelly "worms", mashed boiled red beans, sweet corn, gula Melaka (palm sugar) and shaved ice in creamy coconut milk is smooth and delicious. Despite all the sweet ingredients, it was actually not overly sugary, hence its attraction.
Enjoying ice cold cendol, sitting on a row of plastic stools along a five foot way together with friends, taking cover from the blazing sun behind that narrow strip of shadow is a kind of blissful bonding, did you realize, my friends?
Restaurant name: Yan @ Md Zain Cendol
Address: Jalan Meranti Merah, off the Tebrau Highway, just outside the Maybank Branch Tebrau
Hours: 10:00am to 6:00pm (closed on public holidays)
Date visited: 23 Oct 2012