Friday, October 18, 2013

Wahab's Cendol

Wahab's Cendol
No. 43 Rampai Business Park
Jalan Rampai Niaga 5
53300 Kuala Lumpur
+60341435578
(Coordinates: E101° 43' 45.3" N3° 11' 57.6")

Tonight my car club would be gathering in Setapak, and as we headed out this was the sight from our apartment:

pink KLCC
for a worthy cause
It was indeed an amazing sight to see the Petronas Twin Towers awashed in pink, illuminated in the signature pink of Estee Lauder Companies’ annual global breast cancer awareness campaign.

We got to the  restaurant where we were supposed to rendezvous only to find it closed, and so we  headed to Sri Rampai nearby where we would be certain of ample parking on a Friday night.

the best in town? we think not
an unpleasant surprise awaits


We finally decided on Wahab’s Cendol, and while my car club members met to discuss matters pertaining to an upcoming event, Cat and Brendan proceeded to order. Since we’ve already had dinner at home, Cat and Brendan decided to share a bowl of 1Mee Rebus Ayam. The three of us had the signature 2Cendol and I opted for a bowl with additional red bean.

1A dish made of yellow egg noodles with a spicy slightly sweet curry-like gravy. The gravy is made from potatoes, curry powder, water, salted soybeans, dried shrimps, and peanuts. The dish is garnished with a hard boiled egg, calamansi limes, spring onions, Chinese celery, green chillies, fried firm tofu (tau kwa), fried shallots and bean sprouts.
2A traditional dessert of coconut milk, jelly noodles made from rice flour with green food coloring (usually derived from the pandan leaf), shaved ice and palm sugar. Other ingredients such as red beans, glutinous rice, grass jelly, creamed corn, might also be included

the chicken wing that accompanied the...
mee rebus
the so-called signature dish

The Mee Rebus Ayam and three bowls of Cendol came to RM14.80 which was just about right considering we already had dinner and were merely looking for some comfort food. Apparently this shop has made a name for itself Cendol, although truth be told, we’ve had way better from push cart stalls.

The big is question is however: would we come again? We’re very sorry Mr. Wahab, but the answer is regretfully in the negative. We do not take kindly to being treated like criminals at the cashier’s counter. Despite having written the order down on a clear piece of order chit, this very bright and intelligent person actually makes you recount your order not once, but twice, all the while giving you the distinct impression that he does not believe a word you are saying.

So Mr. Wahab, if you insist on treating your customers with disdain and distrust, then we have no other choice but to consider ourselves dissed!

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