Cendol at Makan Time
[Pork-free] Yes, we can confirm that the cendol at Makan Time is the best in town!
You’ve probably heard people raving about the cendol here at Makan Time in Kota Damansara. As we live close by, we’ve visited Makan Time a few times (see our previous post here) as it’s a good neighborhood spot for a quick and simple meal.
Earlier this year, Makan Time received a surge of interest when iChang from Youtube reviewed the place in this video.
Cendol at Makan Time, Kota Damansara
We typically like to avoid crowded places that’s too packed with people.
Hence, we recommend coming to Makan Time on weekdays when there is less crowd for a more comfortable dining experience if you’re here for the cendol.
Let us set the expectations. If you’re looking for the typical cendol dessert comprising shaved ice, santan, gula Melaka, red bean and corn – you might be disappointed.
So what makes Makan Time’s cendol so special?
Others have probably waxed lyrically about the shaved ice dessert – but here’s why we liked it.
Makan Time’s cendol is distilled to its core essentials of home-made cendol (green rice flour jelly), and the perfect balance of santan and Gula Melaka.
It’s chef Dan’s meticulous approach to the cendol that makes it stellar. The cendol jelly is a deep emerald green as it is home-made with fresh pandan leaves, with a nice bouncy texture.
The Gula Melaka syrup is rich and fragrant and we like that subtle hit of salt to complete the bowl. The cendol here is also on-point on every visit.
Ipoh-style kway teow soup
The Ipoh-style Kway Teow Soup (RM15) here is highly-rated and is available as a daily special on Saturdays. You can read about it in our previous post here.
Sadly, the rice noodles were a bit lumpy during our recent visit but the broth remains one of the best in town with its savoury hit and rich prawn base.
The prawns here are also stellar – huge and bouncy. An additional RM5 for the large bowl gives you three big prawns is a good deal too!
Nyonya kueh and other dishes
Don’t forget to check out their selection of Nyonya kuehs close to the payment counter. Our favourites here include the cekodok, karipap putar, and pulut tai tai.
Other regular orders include Hainanese Chicken Chop (RM20), Siamese laksa (RM12) and Nasi Kerabu. Check out their Facebook account for their daily specials.
Address: Jalan Teknologi 3/9, Kota Damansara, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Hours: 7.30am-2.30pm (Closed on Sundays)
Phone: 013-323 9366
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