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Last weekends we took an impromptu trip to Sitiawan to check out something a guy was advertising online, and since it’s on a Saturday and we did not have anything planned, I decided that we should take the scenic route via Kuala Selangor to our destination.

And boy did it turn out to be a good decision.

Cendor Bakar at Kuala Selangor
Cendor Bakar at Kuala Selangor

Half way through our journey, Suan and I noticed this place by the road with lots of cars and people, a sort of old school expressway stop-over with a big signboard that says “Cendol Bakar”.

How do you exactly “bakar” (burn/roast) cendol? That question was intriguing enough that we stopped by to check the place out.

As it turned out, the name of the owner is Mr. Bakar, and as part of their preparation for the cendol ingredients, they also roast the gula Melaka (palm sugar).

Cendol VIP & Cendol Pulut Tapai
Cendol VIP & Cendol Pulut Tapai

There are 6 varieties of cendol to choose from:

  • cendol VIP – nata de coco + selasih + jagung + kacang – RM 2.00
  • cendol VVIP – pulut + nata de coco + selasih + jagung + kacang – RM 2.50
  • cendol tapai – pulut  + nata de coco + selasih + jagung + kacang – RM 3.00
  • cendol pulut tapai – pulut + tapai + nata de coco + selasih + jagung + kacang – RM 3.50
  • cendol durian – durian + nata de coco + selasih + jagung + kacang – RM 3.00
  • cendol durian pulut – pulut + durian + nata de coco + selasih + jagung + kacang – RM 3.50

I really love tapai on cendol, you don't find it everywhere
I really love tapai on cendol, you don’t find it everywhere

I tried the cendol pulut tapai while Suan opted for the basic cendol vip. The gula Melaka used was authentic, coconut milk nice and creamy, and ice finely shaven. It was a proper cendol alright, and with the tapai & pulut, makes for a pretty delicious and quite filling bowl of dessert.

Oh, Cendol Bakar also offers free cendol for those who carries JKM cards (the disabled and the poor).

there are other dishes here too, like the delicious mee soto
there are other dishes here too, like the delicious mee soto

Other than cendol, there are also giant curry puff, otak-otak, chicken wings, mee soto, and many other local delights to choose from. We tried the mee soto (RM 4) and it got the seal of approval from Suan, a Johorean who knows her mee soto.

If you’re going pass Kuala Selangor, be sure to check out this place.

map to Cendol Bakar Kuala Selangor

Address:
Cendol Bakar
Route 54 (just off Jalan Teluk Piah Kanan)
Kuala Selangor, Selangor
GPS3.30344, 101.29778

Discuss : KY eats – Kuala Selangor Cendol Bakar

  1. Oh? So I guess Bakar’s the name of the guy. For a while, I was wondering what kind of cendol that was – grilled or barbecued as in ikan bakar or ayam bakar. LOL!!!

    • suituapui: ops actually apparently the previous partner’s Bakar, current one isn’t. lol

  2. KY, I really enjoyed reading your entries and wonder why many well known food recipes bloggers never put recipes on Southeast Asia type drinks for readers?
    I like to try to make some be limited recipes find. Do you have a special soft drinks recipe you can share?

    • Vickie: thank you very much, unfortunately I don’t have any recipe for soft drinks, how do you add the carbon dioxide?

  3. There’s also a Cendol Bakar stall besides the two Shell stations that is next to each other along the MRR2 (KL to Kepong direction). This is just after the junction going towards the Gombak LRT station. It’s supposedly a branch of the Kuala Selangor stall.

  4. Lovely cendol, affordable prices too, the tourist trap at Penang road is now selling at Rm2.30 or Rm 2.40 per bowl :twisted:

  5. sycookies

    High 5. I like the tapai too. And the whole drive tru thing.

  6. imo, gula melaka is the sole of a great cendol! #imfrommelaka XD

    i love the cendol at 88 Jonker Street, although the food is diluted and all, their cendol is still the best. i like that it’s thick and fragrant!

  7. Ooh, super refreshing for this horridly hot weather we’ve had lately.

  8. Mee soto looks good! Complete with sambal kicap!

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