Ansari’s Famous Cendol in Taiping, PerakNovember 6, 2008 | 11,983 views
Completely forgot about this place. This was the day after the Tao Autocity’s Japanese Buffet experience. Ages ago. So, pardon the missing minor details.
Cendol with Santan (Coconut Milk) & Gula Melaka (Brown Sugar Syrup) with Red Beans/Pulut (Glutinous Rice)
Taiping has TWO very popular cendol stall. Bismillah Cendol (previous experience HERE), and Ansari Famous Cendol. Located VERY near to each other on Barrack’s Road though. Stiff competition always bring out the BEST in everyone?
Thick, luscious and creamy concoction of sweet and milky broth, drizzled liberately with brown sugar syrup, and over-flowing (really!) with those cendol strips (green bean flour paste scented with pandan) and a choice of red beans or pulut, or both.
RM1.00 for a plain bowl. RM1.10 for one with red beans. RM1.30 for a bowl with pulut. And the grand daddy of them all … RM1.40 for a bowl of everything. The refreshing experience? Priceless.
Ansari’s Famous Cendol @ Jalan Chung Thye Phin, Taiping, Perak (Address updated 15/3/09 – Sorry for previous mistake)
So how does this fare, compared to Bismillah, and Penang Road’s Cendol? I’d rate this as an in-betweener. Better than the former, but a notch below by Penang Road’s Teochew Cendol (click HERE and gulp!).