Have you heard of ‘Cendol Bakar’?. Cendol is among the popular deserts in South-East Asia. The basic Cendol is made of coconut milk, a worm-like jelly made from rice flour with green food coloring, shaved ice and palm sugar. Over the years, more and more things have been added into the ingredient list, including glutinous rice, red bean, grass jelly (cincau), canned corn and many more.
So when we heard the name ‘Cendol Bakar‘, some of us (who doesn’t know about it) were left puzzled. ‘Bakar‘ in Malay literally means roasted, or burned. So how could a dessert made from primarily shaved ice and coconut milk, be roasted? The same paradox when you first heard of ‘Fried Ice-cream‘.
So, right after our Hedgehog Ride, we head straight to this place in Kuala Selangor to check it out.
We arrived at the place, noticing this banner that said ‘Many things are free, drinks are free’. Apparently you can go for seconds if you like, at no extra cost. You can also drink for free at this place. Part of the sales made will be donated to charity. The disabled (OKU) and the poor can have it for free too! The owner have such a warm heart towards people.
This banner answers the big question – What is Cendol Bakar?
It turns out to be, the owner of the chain is named ‘Bakar‘, hence he named his shop ‘Cendol Bakar‘, which literally should translate to ‘Bakar’s Cendol‘. Very nice way of using his own name to make a gimmick!
I had a Cendol Durian. The taste is oh.my.god. Fantastic! If I were to choose between a hottie and this cendol, I will pick the cendol first, then the hottie. Yes it’s that good, well, to me at least! The cendol costs me RM3.00. Reasonably priced too.
You got to queue at the counter and ask for what you want.
They are also open to orders for events, weddings, dinners, etc. You can just give them a call at the following contact number:
En. Bakar (that’s Mr. Bakar)