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In Malaysia, when the weather is hot, the answer is always Cendol or Ais Kacang, and today, we’re going to talk about one of the better Cendols here in Shah Alam – Cendol Pak Akob

Cendol Pak Akob, Seksyen 16 Shah Alam
Cendol Pak Akob, Seksyen 16 Shah Alam

Located outside the mosque at Shah Alam Seksyen 16, Cendol Pak Akob is no stranger to the locals and students of UiTM, the huge university nearby.

Cendol Pak Akob, perfect for this hot afternoon. With tapai of course. #kyeats #cendol #shahalam #halal

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The cendol is operated from one of those original food truck that’s been around for decades (one where the operator stands by the side instead of INSIDE the truck). Thankfully, they also prepared a number of tables and chairs complete with giant umbrellas for your convenience.

cendol is always perfect for hot weather
cendol is always perfect for hot weather

Pak Akob offers basic cendol (RM 1.50) with a few additions:

  • Cendol Pulut (RM 2.50)
  • Cendol Tapai (RM 2.50)
  • Cendol Jagung (RM 2.00)
  • Cendol Pulut Jagung or Tapai Jagung (RM 2.50)

love my cendol with pulut or tapai
love my cendol with pulut or tapai

Of course, you can also mix & match from the above “extra” ingredients as you wish. My favorite is tapai, the fermented glutinous rice that carries a slightly sourish taste that matches really well with the sweet nature of cendol.

On a hot day just after you have a good meal of bak kut teh in Klang, this is definitely a place worth checking out.

cendol-pak-akob-map

Address:
Cendol Pak Akob
Persiaran Selangor
Seksyen 16, Shah Alam
GPS: 3.060802, 101.507710
Tel: 012-604 0757
Hours: after lunch

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