Monday, May 4, 2009

Hawkers Fare: Rojak and Cendol Penang with Roast Duck - SS25

It was a sunny/hot day, a recurring theme, I believe will be mentioned many times over by bloggers. And will be so till September according to the weatherman. It is the southwest monsoon period.

I tested out the Kelana Jaya LRT route to downtown where I will be a student once a week. Mercifully, another day will be in PJ. It was a successful run but was not good for my system as I was hungry and hot and it was quarter past three. I needed liquids and plenty of it. My car was parked on the Marco's Pizza side and as I swing out back to LDP I spotted the Cendol and Rojak man from my peripheral vision. Who can resist when the elements and an empty stomach conspired together? Instead of making a U-turn I swung back around. Mobile Cendol and Rojak man was parked on a swath of road shoulder about 25 feet wide with a row of yellow flame providing the canopy for a shady break. It was a wonderful location and customers were rolling and walking in!

As I was happily tucking away, the roast duck stall opened for business. I polished off 2 bowls of cendol and 1 plate of Rojak and went to 'ta pau' half a duck. My, my, the duck was still warm.
The sauce was light which is my preference. The cucumber and jicama was not as crunchy as I felt it should. May have julienned beforehand. 5.5/10.
The cendol was not that sweet and was light on the santan thus allowing all the flavours to surface. 6/10.
Taste was there. Tender and succulent. Certain meat parts near to the bones were slightly gamey. RM16.00. Ratings: 6/10.


Allie said...

the cendol looks so fat :P and not appetizing

SimpleGirl said...

half duck for cheap...the roasted duck looks good

mimid3vils said...

Best to have a cooling cendol at this freaking hot weather!!!

Selba said...

Eh.. rojak with boiled eggs? That's so new to me!

FoOd PaRaDiSe said...

wow... the duck seems delicious.... i like it tender and juicy. ^-^

New Kid on the Blog said...

hahaha... i was abt to say that... why cendol so fat one ah??

CRIZ LAI said...

Hmm... the food surely did not look like those from Penang. :P By the way, what's that yellow thing in the cendol? Should that be there?

550ml jar of faith said...

Rojak and cendol, the perfect afternoon configuration! I actually prefer this style of rojak to the original Penang version, the sort that uses prawn paste? The presence of the egg is a definite clincher!

worldwindows said...

Allie... I am quite used to that size in Ipoh:)

SG... I thought it was worth it as regulars were already coming by to get their ducks.

MD... I got fried these 2 days walking at least 15 mins out in the open.

Selba... Eggs: everyone loved them. Mixed the egg with the rojak sauce, yum.

FP... Duck is always a delicacy reserve for that special occasion or someone.

NKotB... There are small cacing and big cacing. Actually big ones gives body. Did you notice the small red beans. I love these. Reminds me of Ipoh.

CL... Those are corns. I hope will not find green peas in the bowl next. Corns should be in ABC.

Faith... I never complain about eggs and the the coconut crisp, crackers and tofu cannot be missed.

thenomadGourmand said...

Haaha.. rojak and chendol are my absolute fav! hope this stall uses gula melaka? Whatever u do, dont ever eat the one at Tmn bahagia LRT. watery sauce -rojak and watery santan for chendol. Grrrr

backStreetGluttons said...

We have always wanted to do a comparison between this type of mobile braised duck , Kepong many of them ( cheaper but some say got smell ) with the shop roast duck ( fantastic golden color but expensive and tricky ) but still haven't got round to it !

Big Boys Oven said...

hahaha I want that duckling!

worldwindows said...

TNG... I was thinking about the Bahagia and also the TTDI (post office). Thanks for the tip.

BSG... Waiting for your sublime commentaries.

BBO... Duck and goose too. Absolutely a must once a while treat.