JB Eat: Penang Road Famous Teochew Chendul (潮州煎蕊) @ JB City Square Mall
Penang Road Famous Teochew Chendul (潮州煎蕊), also known as "Penang Chendul", is a restaurant chain with numerous franchised outlets throughout Malaysia. The nearest outlet to Singapore is just across the Causeway in JB City Square Mall, just opposite JB CIQ checkpoint.
Tucked in one corner on Level 3 of the shopping mall, Penang Chendul specialises in Penang delicacies, especially their Teochew cendol — or "chendul" as they called it — since it is used in the name of the restaurant chain.
Apart from their original cendol, Penang Chendul serves other variants of the coconut milk dessert with ice-cream, durian, etc. White coffee, chocolate and milk tea cendols seem rather interesting.
The Penang prawn mee is a noodle dish filled with ingredients in spicy broth. There are prawns, slices of fishcake, half an egg, strips of chicken meat, beansprouts, kang kong and topped with fried shallots. Also known as Penang's "Hokkien mee", the dish uses a combination of both thick yellow noodle and thin vermicelli, giving different textures.
Penang white curry mee is another popular Penang noodle dish in coconut-based broth. The white curry, without turmeric and red chillies, is not spicy but with a rich and creamy texture. For ingredients, it has prawns, dried tofu, long beans, beansprouts, etc.
For starter, I tried their original cendol, with gula Melaka, red beans and green rice flour jelly in crushed ice and coconut milk. It is refreshingly good and not too sweet.
I will try their "interesting" white coffee or milk tea cendol next time with asam laksa, which I have not eaten for several years.
Penang Road Famous Teochew Chendul (潮州煎蕊)
Level 3-19, City Square Mall, Jalan Station, Bandar Johor Bahru, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
10am to 10pm | Daily