Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Food: Pasembur rojak and Cendol love affair

OK, let me straighten out the facts here for a minute. THIS IS NOT A FOOD BLOG.

But heck, I might as well do it for a bit ~ since I did rag on about barley rice yesterday, and having gotten a mouth watering inspiration from Eating Asia today. It's a sign from God I tell you!

While on my adventures in Malaysia earlier this month, I did what every good pilgrim would do... Ease the food craving. The ONE place that I must pay homage to is very near my house. This, is the ONLY place in town where I would honestly say I love eating rojak at.

Shocked to see that it's only a wee truck parked on the side of the street with no proper facilities?

Hell yeah! You'd be even more shocked when you realize that half the time, there'd be people with BMWs and Mercedec-Benzes double parked alongside that road just to have a taste of their humble looking, but fantastilicious Pasembur rojak concoction of hard-boiled egg, tofu, cucumber, bean sprouts, broiled cuttlefish, funky tasting Indian-spiced cakes, and of course... the secret peanut sauce!

That was a mouthful, I know.


See the green jelly looking things wading in a pool of ice slush, in combination with what could be a highly addictive mix of black (qincau) jelly, whole red beans, coconut milk and coconut palm sugar? Those are the green things that make it what it is ~ Cendol.

Another mouthful, I know.

Forgive me for ragging, but it is THAT good! For a mere RM5 (USD$1.50), you can appease that burning fire of your culinary cravings for rojak and cendol! Whoever thought of mixing elements of hot (spicy rojak) and cold (cendol) to create this lethal love affair, could have only been nothing short of genius... or might I even say, a master in the Tao of Yin and Yang!

In case you wonder, there are a bunch of these all over the place in Petaling Jaya, and even Taman Tun Dr. Ismail. But this is the only one that I eat at. It has always been parked at Section 17 Road 21 Petaling Jaya in front of the market for as long as memory serves me. Business hours are usually midday ~ 6pm. Business is usually awesome and they tend to close early sometimes. Other landmarks include the Rothmans roundabout, Sin Chiew Jit Poh, and the Section 17 flats off-Jalan University.

Try it... and you will be a believer!

I will stop ragging now.


At November 30, 2005 10:32 AM, Blogger Felix :O) said...

haha! preach it, brotha! preach it!

At November 30, 2005 11:59 AM, Anonymous smashpOp said...

its a food blog !@@@ yes its a food blog ! lol

At November 30, 2005 12:56 PM, Blogger gnightgirl said...

I'll take one of each to go, please.

At November 30, 2005 2:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i know where that is!! we're neighbourhood buddies, we are! :p

At November 30, 2005 2:24 PM, Blogger Kea said...

I was just thinking this was turning into a food blog. If you're interested in more good places to eat, check out

My colleague's food blog. :)

At November 30, 2005 8:48 PM, Blogger edina monsoon said...

Eggs-cellent pictures and may I just say...I'm peering nearer my screen to get a clearer view. *laugh*

At December 01, 2005 9:23 AM, Anonymous Laynie said...

My Mom's cendool is amazing--well, that's what i hear a least. I haven't quite acquired a taste for the stuff...

At December 03, 2005 3:16 PM, Anonymous m@ri said...

My God! Hahaha... I cannot believe what I am saw. This is the same stall I swear to never go in my life! Hahaha! I used to stay in Section 17 and this one time I allowed myself to accompany my roommate to that place is the day I regret till this day. I don't know, maybe because I am from PG, I think the food there sucks! Sorry Vincent I cannot agree with you here...

At December 03, 2005 4:46 PM, Blogger Kurios1978 said...

felix: I wanted to go to food evangelism, but... nah

SmashPop: Eh, don't scare me lah. Though I must admit, there will be more to come.

gnightgirl: Sure. But you gotta come to Malaysia first. They've got it in the USA, but its not quite the same.

k: Yes we are ;)

Kea: I checked her site out. Pretty tempting... *Drools

Edina: I'm sure after you get well, you'll be up and running for foodstuff like these.

m@ri: Eh, then how come I've never had any problems? Ha ha, PG does have nice food, but I would say its hard to compare ~ so different la!

At March 17, 2006 4:36 PM, Anonymous Linda said...

haha.. i know tis is kinda delayed reaction but I just stumbleed upon your blog and this entry. I SO agree with you! :) it's to die for.. i live just a stone's throw away and this stall poses a threat to my health and well-being - an ever-present sinful temptation too close for comfort.. hahaha


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