Penang Teochew Cendol or commonly known as Ang Tau Cendol is a highly popular dessert. This Penang hawker food is an all-time favorite among the locals and the tourist. It can be found in a stall located on Lebuh Keng Kwee, off Penang Road.


This delicious cooling sweet dessert cost RM1.70 and comes with ingredients of shaved ice, red beans, cendol, coconut milk and gula melaka (brown sugar).


Sweetened red bean


Cendol in coconut milk


Most customers would just stand around the stall eating the cendol whereas some would opt to sit in the coffee shop nearby.

Look out for the right hand side cendol stall

Besides Cendol, you can make a request for their colourful iceball. It is seldom seen nowadays and was once a very favourable item and loved by many children. It does bring back old memories when I remembered buying this type of  iceball (at only RM0.10 cents) after school hours. It was fun then holding the cold iceball with my bare hands.

Ice ball nowadays come in plastic bag

The lady will accommodate the order provide she is not too busy. It does take some skill to make the iceball. She has to make sure the shaved ice are pack tightly together to ensure that the ball do not fall apart. It can be quite cold on the hands when doing so. Hop on over to Cokeworld Citizen to watch a video clip of the making process.



One such iceball douse with sarsi and red sugar syrup cost RM0.80. I wish I could see more of this iceball around town. Both hubby and I got one each and had some fun slurping away as we walk back to the car. I am happy to have found it and definitely bringing my son to try it. Click here for the Map Location.

Hubby prefer holding the iceball with his bare hands…haha

Penang Teochew Cendul
Lebuh Keng Kwee
Off Penang Road

Open daily from : 11am – 7pm

GPS Coordinates : N05 2501.9   E100 1950.1

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33 comments so far


Ice Ball! it’s hardly available nowdays. I heard of it, but I never had it before… Hehe.. must go try one day. Thanks !

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April 23rd, 2009 at 11:33 pm

The taukeh do lagi best …. I had this last trip with Alex but no take out camera though coz hand full of engine oils. XD

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April 23rd, 2009 at 11:46 pm

this is best when the weather is like an oven hot!!! agree???

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April 24th, 2009 at 8:35 am

We used to have ice ball… during my elementary school…. but not with hand, instead a stick… :)

Uhmmm… Isn’t that unhygienic to touch the iceball directly with bare hand especially after the buyer paid the money and then received the iceball? Oh, does the vendor provide a place for washing hand first?

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April 24th, 2009 at 8:53 am

ice ball …cute.but a bit difficult to eat ya?!! i still prefer the normal ice kacang haha…

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April 24th, 2009 at 9:32 am

iceball….reminds me when I was young, used to have that after school. Haha my Piggies would love that. We don’t have that in Ipoh anymore :(

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April 24th, 2009 at 9:51 am

Ice balls sure brings back memories.

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April 24th, 2009 at 11:06 am

allie – Do share your experience after trying it.

email2me – Will go again and hope the taukeh will do it for me this time.

New Kid On The Blog – Right, it was nice and cold, especially my lips…haha

Selba – They put it in a plastic bag as they feel customers are more aware of hygiene. Btw…they don’t have a washing place.

SimpleGirl – The fun is juggling the ball and trying to suck up all the syrup on it…can be a bit difficult.

Elin – Make sure you take your piggies to this stall on your penang trip.

foodbin – And most of the memories are very sweet, just like the iceball, right?

April 24th, 2009 at 12:02 pm

I went to this place many many times and the I just went last weekend. But I did not know there is such ice ball thing. Thanks for the sharing!

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April 24th, 2009 at 1:41 pm

Eating the ice ball sure like a mess~~~

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April 24th, 2009 at 3:37 pm

By the way now they just opened their own place for eating the cendol + rojak in their house which rerenovated to become their cendol restaurant. With air cond some more. hehehe ….. just walk down the road on the right hand side. You won’t miss it. They can fix for you your cendol there too. Less people. :D

email2me´s last blog post..Penang Coconut Jelly

April 24th, 2009 at 4:00 pm

soo sean – It’s good to give it a try.

mimid3vils – Can be a bit messy but it is fun.

email2me – Thanks, it’s good to know that…will be more comfy for customers, at least no need to look out for traffic…haha

April 24th, 2009 at 7:40 pm

I always have their cendol, but never knew they do ice balls! I use to love eating this as a kid…sticky, messy & yummy!! =D

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April 24th, 2009 at 8:27 pm

An authentic Penangite post on Penang food !

Perfect with a beautiful rustic blogger theme !

This cendol we know and we have voted it as the best in Malaysia !

April 24th, 2009 at 8:49 pm

hahaha by the time I finish the ice ball, my fingers were numb d.

Btw, thanks for the mention ^^ I like the cendol shot. Can see the santan splatters…very ada feel. Haha

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April 25th, 2009 at 1:38 pm

Reminds me of the homemade ice cream during my childhood days, not eaten with bare hand, but on the ice cream stick instead :)

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April 26th, 2009 at 10:22 am

Hey, I just had it last week and I found that the Malacca cendol is much fragant compared to Penang one due to use of gula melaka. :)

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April 26th, 2009 at 11:01 am

I can’t imagine to hold the ice ball in hand. Too cold for me, haha…

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April 26th, 2009 at 3:15 pm

CK, I think U can roughly guess their age by the way they described the snow-ball. For me, I used to hold it with my hand and enjoy it till the last drop, then my lips would turn very pinky and my body feel very cooling …. but no more now, I haven’t seen this stuff for years, like U, I’ll definitely bring my kids to try it if I happen to find it again …..

April 26th, 2009 at 4:15 pm

I heard about iceball from my parents too, but never tried before. I love cendol, but i dislike red bean :)

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April 26th, 2009 at 4:22 pm

Oh ! One more thing, it costs only 5 cents for this snow ball during my time, and 10 cents if U want to add red bean in the middle of this cute little thing, so I think U should know my age now ….. haha…

April 26th, 2009 at 4:54 pm

My mum used to tell me stories of her younger days, ordering the ice balls to eat after school. Gosh, I didn’t know they still sold them. I must tell my mum. haha.

April 27th, 2009 at 2:53 pm

This ice ball brought back a lot of childhood memories. :) Too bad they don’t sell it anymore in Singapore. I would have like to introduce it to my 3 year old. She would love it. :)

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June 16th, 2009 at 7:31 pm

oh my god i was searching for Soh EE’s ( tong yuen) photos,when i found your blog ! its so awesome ! please keep it up, will be back for more ! i didnt know that this famous Cendol Stall in Penang Road are selling Ice balls!! The last time i had one was when im 8..and there is a stall selling it during the Hungry Ghost Festival in Anson Road Market, where there is a Stage Show ( koh Tai ) ..Good old time in Penang


December 22nd, 2009 at 11:26 am
Addicted to FOOD

I can’t wait to try this!!!!


March 1st, 2010 at 2:17 pm

Tried this today at 4pm. The weather was so hot that most of the ice melted b4 it reached my hand. I had a room temp chendol with 2 teaspoon of ice in it. Emm …

May 21st, 2010 at 11:16 pm

Will be visiting Penang tomorrow…can’t wait to taste it…:)

June 24th, 2010 at 1:19 am
Tanky Woo

I used to have this kind of syrup ice ball before during my childhood age. Nowaday I can’t find it anymore….Thanks for sharing a priceless memories

October 10th, 2010 at 12:28 am
Cendol Fan

For people in Klang Valley, wanna to try the Penang Road Famous Cendol & Ais Kacang, it can be found at LG2 Arena Foodcourt, Jusco Bandar Sunway. It is originally same taste like Penang. Just try it & comment

October 18th, 2010 at 5:21 am

Wow! Didn’t know about the Ice Balls…gotta try it soon!
Thanks for reviewing this place!

May 31st, 2011 at 11:22 pm

These were common in the 60s. my dad used to eat them after school when he was a kid. they used to sell them at 5cents or something
anyways. I found THE ONLY place which sells ice balls in singapore!

The Singapore Food Trail @ Singapore Flyer
(30 Raffles Avenue #01-09/12, Singapore, Singapore 039803)

you definitely need to drop by if you’re in Singapore. very unique & amazing place

July 27th, 2011 at 11:43 am

The cendol does not taste as good as before, their standard drop a lot, in fact i had tried a small push cart indian cendol stall in yong peng they make better cendol.

August 28th, 2011 at 12:01 am

the ice ball look so special.

August 14th, 2012 at 4:36 pm

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