Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Durian Cendol in Johor Bahru JB JK1706

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It's durian season and all too soon I am suffering from durian overdose. Too much sugar I am told warned and I can feel the effects in my body too. I have to stay off durians for a while, but with durians durians everywhere, the craving is getting to me. So, I turned to durian cendol - recalling that there is a street side stall in Johor Jaya Teratai that had been buzzing hot in social media.

新山必吃的榴莲珍多 (cendol). 碎冰, 红豆, 甜糯米, 香兰粉条, 凉粉, 椰糖加一整粒榴莲.  虽然甘榜榴莲, 甜上加苦甜, 味道很不错.  整体配合起来好好吃. 天气热的时候, 冰凉冰凉的特别好享受 😋 Jalan Teratai 73 (在 Plentong GIANT 附近). 12:00 noon to 6:00pm (Monday off).


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The buzz had subsided a little - there wasn't the legendary queue when we were at the stall around noon. The boss told us that the queues build up from around 1:00pm.

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The famous durian cendol of Johor Jaya Teratai. RM5.50 - eat at the stall. RM6.00 takeaway in plastic tub.

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Using this ice crusher, the ice here is just the right texture for me. It's not those hard ice cubes which I dislike nor is it so fine that it melts quickly into water, diluting the taste, everything in the bowl and our enjoyment.

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The "green worms" - they look dull and doesn't have the luminous glow and deep green colour of ...... fakes. The pale green colour is a sign that they are made with real pandan leaves, not with chemical essence and food colouring.

The "worms" were also soft - made mainly with mung bean and rice flour, unlike the bouncy springy "worms" made mainly with tapioca starch.

The coconut milk was creamy and fresh. The white coconut milk was laced with brownish gula Melaka (palm sugar) but it was not overly sweet. The fragrance of coconut milk and gula Melaka was not strong though.

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There's also cincau or grass jelly in the bowl.

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If the "green worm" is the heart, and the coconut milk the soul, then the durian is the crown of this cendol.

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The yellow flesh was moist and creamy. The flavour was quite intense bitter sweet leaning more on bitter. It was a good durian.

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It's humble kampung durians but their taste wasn't very far off from the fancy and expensive Mao Shan Wang.

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Of course, there is the classic cendol biasa for RM1.50, and then there is this ultimate "Cendol Special Southern" with "green worms", "black worms (cincau)", red beans, glutinous rice, durian and ice cream thrown in - all for RM6.50.

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👍Cooling cendol is always good on hot days in Malaysia and Singapore. This durian cendol is worth the calories and sugar. Do check out Cendol Southern stall when you are in the Johor Jaya area.

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Restaurant name: Cendol Southern
Address: Junction of Jalan Johor Jaya and Jalan Teratai 73, Taman Johor Jaya, Johor Bahru (near GIANT mall at Plentong)
GPS: 1.530852, 103.815345 / 1°31'51.1"N 103°48'55.2"E
Tel:012 7500 255
Hours: 12:00 noon to 6:00pm (Monday off)

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Date visited: 9 Aug 2016


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