No. 1 Kopitiam Famous Nyonya Cendol, Jonker Street, Malacca

Chendol or Cendol is a must-try dessert in Malacca. Some will argue that the best Chendol can be found in Penang but detractors will argue that gula melaka (palm sugar which is a product native to Malacca) which features in good Chendol makes Malacca the hotbed of this dessert.

One of the more famous Chendol stalls along Jonker Street is No. 1 Kopitiam Famous Nyonya Cendol. It serves the best Chendol (RM2) we've ever had in our lives, hands down. I love how the smoky, caramel and butterscotch accents of the gula melaka balances the creamy coconut milk. The green jelly is chewy and refreshing and the red beans are sweet and nutty. This was brilliant on a hot sunny day.

The exterior of the stall. It's opposite Hoe Kee.

The interior is a narrow row of tiny long tables, very musky and smoky (smoking is allowed in the shop).

No. 1 Kopitiam Famous Nyonya Cendol
No. 1 Jonker Street (Jalan Hang Jebat),
Tel: 06-335 7443 / 013-680 4473
Email: koe4860@streamyx.com
Open weekdays from 11am to 6pm and 11am to 10pm on weekends


Anonymous said...

I missed eating chendol in SG. Can't find it here in US. We have something similar, like Filipino dessert called halo-halo, which also has one scoop of ice cream. Pretty good.

Bern said...

You can find fairly good chendol in Singapore, but you need to know where to look. Usually, the dessert stalls in most hawker centres will offer a variation of chendol, usually with a not-so-good sugared alternative to palm sugar. The best spots to get this are at the Peranakan restaurants in Singapore. They use real gula melaka in their chendol.

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