CENDOL Borhan in Kuala Selangor is a success story.
Its namesake, Borhan Salikon began selling the sweet iced dessert in Pasir Penambang near Kuala Selangor since 1997 and was recently awarded Tokoh Usahawan (Outstanding Entrepreneur) by a Government agency for his effort.
His stall is located about 3km away from the Kuala Selangor bridge and on weekends, it is usually packed with customers.
For starters, the cendol that Borhan produces is different from the norm.
It is jelly-like and has a soft and smooth texture, and the coconut milk that comes with it is also tasty.
I am not a fan of desserts and sweet stuff, but Borhan’s cendol had me going for more.
The first time I tasted the cendol was during the fasting month.
I was cycling with a group of folding bike enthusiasts following the Kuala Selangor-Sekinchan-Kuala Selangor route.
And on the journey back from Sekinchan, our group had pulled over at Borhan’s stall to try out his tasty dessert.
A bowl of cendol biasa (normal serving) is RM1.50, which is very decent in terms of pricing.
The thirsty cyclists had helped themselves to a few bowls before heading back to Kuala Selangor.
During the soft launch of my book Food Trail by The Star’s executive director/group chief editor Datuk Seri Wong Chun Wai, I invited Borhan to showcase his food item which he gladly obliged.
On the same day, the 44-year-old entrepreneur was taking part in the MAHA exhibition in Serdang, Selangor.
Now, apart from the cendol biasa, you can have your iced dessert with pulut (glutinous rice), keladi (yam) and durian.
The prices of course, vary with the special ingredients.
Apart from cendol, there are noodle dishes served at this stall.
I tried the laksa biasa (RM3) which turned out to be okay. Other than that, there’s the laksa and mee kari special with prawns thrown in (RM4.50).
Cendol Borhan is located off Pasir Penambang, along route 5 on the Klang-Teluk Intan road (GPS 03 22.354, E 101 14.403).
From the Klang Valley, the drive is about one and a half hours via the Latar Highway.