Snack in Taiping
Ansari Famous Cendol Restaurant
92, Jalan Barrack, 34000 Taiping, Negeri Perak, Malaysia
So, we had the cendol biasa (RM1.60) - nevertheless, it was still delicious. I found the coconut milk here to be slightly thicker, richer and the cendol strands are slightly salted, so it was a nice balance with the gula melaka syrup.
Ansari cendol is less sweet as compared to Bismillah, and the cendol seems thinner as well. Both Ansari and Bismillah are within walking distance of each other.
The chewy texture from the cendol itself, with the grainy texture from the red bean, an addition of sticky glutinous rice for a salty touch, accompanied by the sweet and chilly coconut water are perfect. Be sure to try them earlier as their pulut selling fast.
Taiping Famous PSL Goreng Pisang 太平PSL炸香蕉 Restaurant
- Popular Perak Restaurant
85, Jalan Pasar, 34000 Taiping, Negeri Perak, Malaysia
The banana fritters had a nice, crisp batter and were soft and sweet on the inside. I was pleasantly surprised to find fried cempedak here as we don't see them often in KL these days.
PSL Goreng Pisang (PSL炸香蕉) used to operate a roadside stall, but now it has a permanent shop at Jalan Pasar, Taiping.
The best thing here is the Fried Nian Gao, as it comes with Yam as well. The fried banana fritters is a bit too sweet and soft.