Thursday, April 3, 2008

Dressed To Serve At James Cendol.........

If you happen to be passing by on the road to Lumut, Perak.....you will see a husband and wife who are smartly dress in white shirt and long black trousers with red bow ties......in front of an Indian temple.......next to The Store ( formerly Fajar supermarket) in Sitiawan......selling their famous cendol.

Not only is James Muniandy famous for his trademark bow tie.....his cendol is so good that the Sultan (ruler) of Perak summon him to the palace to prepare his famous dessert for hundreds of his guests on one occasion.

Recently back in hometown......Teik, his wife Mae... relatives from KL, treated us to this cool dessert on a very hot afternoon after lunch.....we could not get a second helping coz it was all sold out.......James' wife told us they sell more than 100 bowls of cendol daily.....starting from 11.00am. Here are some pics of James cendol :

This one with pulut cost rm 1.50..............


My bowl of cendol with big red beans and shaved ice without the pulut......cost rm 1.30.

A framed picture of James Muniandy with the Sultan (ruler of Perak)........


James on the news.........................


James' wife preparing the cendol.....(she is not wearing the signature red bow tie 'coz of the hot weather)

Enjoying the yummy cendol under the canopy by the road side........

So drop by James cendol for a thirst quencher if you are in this small town of Sitiawan. Beware of a 'copycat' cendol stall next to James' stall with the same white shirt, black trousers and black bow tie.....(that is why James is now wearing a red bow tie instead of the previous black one)

5 comments:

Little Corner of Mine said...

Unbelievable! A copycat just next door wearing the same thing!! I would be pretty mad. BTW, what do you mean by pulut? Glutinous rice?

Sweet Jasmine said...

little corner of mine - yeah..what a competitive world......

BlurMommy said...

Yummy! My favorite! I had it almost everyday during my last trip back! :)

Sweet Jasmine said...

little corner of mine - Oops! i forgot to tell you that pulut is glutinous rice....

Sweet Jasmine said...

blurmommy - oh...you and i must be from the same hometown....btw i was shy to eat there alone....and was not too keen on road shoulders hawkers.....and i got my first treat from a KL towkay....(he is one of the co-owner of the famous Dragon-i restaurants)....for this.