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Cooling Sweet Ice Kacang & Cendol PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 21 March 2010 23:10


Cendol and Ice Kacang, our local dessert has been selected as the No.4 Must Eat hawker food through an online poll on the VisitPenang website in 2009.

Ice Kacang
Ice Kacang is a popular refreshing dessert and found in many places around Penang. Bowl of shaved ice are usually drenched with different colorful sugar syrup and evaporated milk. Ingredients are made up of sweet red beans, canned jagung (creamy corn), black jelly (leong fun) and canned attap chee (palm seed).

Many people will agree that Kek Seng coffee shop which is in business for the past sixty years   is the best place for ice kacang. The ice kacang comes with its colorful signature homemade agar-agar jelly and durian/chocolate ice cream besides other ingredients of sweet red bean and jagung (creamy corn). The delightful cooling plate of ice kacang with additional two scoops of ice cream cost RM3.50.


Besides the plate of ice kacang, you can order their homemade durian ice cream on its own.  The ice cream has a slightly grainy texture, very flavorful and is available all-year round unlike the durian fruit which is only available at certain time of the year.


This two shoplot coffee shop still retained part of the ‘kocha’ (old school days) look with the all-wood booths sitting places.

They look pretty much the same as it was many years ago. The shop is located along Penang Road in Georgetown.
Kek Seng Coffee Shop 
382 - 384 Penang Road
10000 Penang
Business Hour : 11am - 4.30pm
GPS Coordinates : N05 2459.4   E100 1946.5

Another place that offers great Ice Kacang is the stall in New World Park in Burma Road. The plate of Ice Kacang comes with the addition of varieties of local fruits. Favorites are the papaya, mango and banana.

Penang Teochew Cendol or commonly known as Ang Tau Cendol is a highly popular local dessert. This Teochew Cendol is an all-time favorite among the locals and tourist from all over the states and neighboring countries. The popular stall can be found in Lebuh Keng Kwee, off Penang Road.


This delicious cooling sweet dessert cost RM1.70 is served on a bowl of shaved ice top with sweet red beans, cendol (green strands made of green pea flour), fresh coconut milk and gula Melaka (brown sugar).

Most customers would just stand around the stall eating the cendol whereas some would opt to sit in the nearby coffee shop.


Penang Teochew Cendol
 Lebuh Keng Kwee
 Off Penang Road
Open daily from : 11am - 7pm
GPS Coordinates : N05 2501.9   E100 1950.1

Written by CK Lam, food blogger and editor of ; featuring the Best of Penang Food. She constantly combs Penang for the best gastronomical delights and loves promoting Penang Cuisines, Culture and Heritage.

Last Updated on Sunday, 21 March 2010 23:18

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