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Grandfather's Old Amoy Chendol @ Singapore Chinatown Terengganu Street Food Stalls

Chendol or cendol is one of the most popular and iconic of Southeast Asian ice desserts. It's a godsend on humid hot days in tropical Asia. But, authentic cendol is hard to find nowadays - in Singapore, you can perhaps count them all with the fingers on one hand (and 3 of them are Old Amoy Chendol 😂 ).

Grandfather's Old Amoy Chendol @ Singapore Chinatown Terengganu Street Food Stalls

Fortunately, Youning 有宁 decided to preserve his grandfather's legacy by bringing us the same cendol his grandfather used to sell in the 1950s.

Siang Cho Keong Temple Amoy Street Singapore

Youning's grandfather's push cart stall was located near Siang Cho Keong temple at Amoy Street in Singapore's Chinatown, hence the name Old Amoy Chendol.

Grandfather's Old Amoy Chendol @ Singapore Chinatown Terengganu Street Food Stalls

Youning insists on making cendol his grandfather's way. It's no easy street. Youning got the scars to prove it - cooking the palm sugar, pandan leaves and rice flour, and adzuki (red mung) beans need constant stirring of the pot which sometimes lead to burning of the hands.

Grandfather's Old Amoy Chendol @ Singapore Chinatown Terengganu Street Food Stalls

Youning feels his sacrifice is worth it as he is preserving his grandfather's legacy. For us, we get to enjoy authentic chendol at just $2.50 a serving.

Grandfather's Old Amoy Chendol @ Singapore Chinatown Terengganu Street Food Stalls

Every element of this seemingly simple dessert came together perfectly. The ice is shaved to the right consistency - neither too coarse which makes it hard and gritty nor too fine where it melts too fast in our climate.

Youning's coconut milk is freshly pressed and he doesn't add water to it so we taste all the fresh creamy coconut flavours and aroma. Doesn't come from cans or paper boxes.

Youning uses local palm sugar from small makers in Sabah and Sarawak instead of factory made gula Melaka. East Malaysian cottage made palm sugar is less sugary sweet but more fragrant.

Grandfather's Old Amoy Chendol @ Singapore Chinatown Terengganu Street Food Stalls

Youning's pandan worms are made with real pandan leaves and rice flour, something sadly rare in Singapore these days. The soft sweetish pandan worms have a delicate floral fragrance. Youning uses many kilos of pandan leaves a week to supply his outlets in Chinatown and Bedok.

Grandfather's Old Amoy Chendol @ Singapore Chinatown Terengganu Street Food Stalls

Youning boils his adzuki beans to a soft sweetish mash - never uses sugary canned beans.

Grandfather's Old Amoy Chendol @ Singapore Chinatown Terengganu Street Food Stalls

Recommended for you 👍 Look out for Old Amoy Chendol outlets in Chinatown Complex, Chinatown Terengganu Street (closed) food stalls and Bedok.

Grandfather's Old Amoy Chendol @ Singapore Chinatown Terengganu Street Food Stalls

Restaurant name: Old Amoy Chendol

Grandfather's Old Amoy Chendol @ Singapore Chinatown Terengganu Street Food Stalls

Address: Trengganu Street, Chinatown, Singapore GPS1°16'56.5"N 103°50'37.7"E 🌐 1.282360, 103.843818
Nearest MRT: Chinatown
Hours: 12:00 noon to 8:00pm

No pork, no lard

Date visited: 7 Mar 2019




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2 comments:

  1. where is the outlet in Bedok?

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  2. Only at chinatown complex n tanjong pagar plaza

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