Saturday, April 12, 2008

Joo Hooi Cafe, Penang

After the sumptuous loh bak brunch, we went along Jalan Penang as Ryan had some errands to run..
And since we were parked so near Joo Hooi Cafe, it was inevitable that we sat down for some ice cold cendol and a bowl of assam laksa...
This old coffee shop oozes nostalgic charm like no other. Everything seems to be in the 1970s, except for the music which fills the air..well, that might be from the 40s to 60s..hehe
Some cendol for the sweet tooth.. The shaved ice, gula melaka syrup and creamy coconut milk combo does wonders to cool us down on a very hot afternoon.Very nice indeed. Oh, we did not managed to eat the very famous cendol stall that was located just outside of Joo Hooi Cafe. We thought we ordered from the stall, but after a while we realised that we had the cendol from the coffee shop as this bowl is larger. Not much difference actually.
The assam laksa..Not the best I've tried, but it was ok. The soup was thick with loads of fish and have it piping hot; it's quite satisfying.
Joo Hooi Cafe is located at the junction of Penang Road and Lebuh Kheng Khee. About 5 mins from Komtar building.

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15 Comments:

Blogger Xiu Long Bao said...

haiz, u just remind me that there is no good chendol in sg :I

13 April, 2008  
OpenID kennymah said...

I should do a review one day of Cendol Melaka v. Cendol Penang... but tough to be impartial lah when I'm a die-hard Melaka Boy! :P

13 April, 2008  
Blogger Simon Seow said...

From the looks of it, it beats any laksa in KL.

13 April, 2008  
Blogger sc said...

xiu long bao: i'm sure there's at least one in S'pore..i thot i saw it introduced in AFC..let me think, let me think..

kenny: i've tried both melaka and penang cendol many times..hmmm, if i've got to choose, yes, think melaka's better..woot!

simon: hahaha..if you compare it to KL's, definitely much better :)

13 April, 2008  
Blogger J2Kfm said...

hey i just went yday! the shop's business is slightly ruined because the cendol stall opened up another shop behind! so the cendol customers go there instead cz no need pay additional 50cents/bowl !!! will blog bout this later ...

13 April, 2008  
Blogger Nic (KHKL) said...

first, a ckt post..now, a assam laksa post...salivatiton is an understatement...my appetite's wide open d! haha!

what's next? curry mee ;D

13 April, 2008  
Blogger sc said...

j2kfm: oohh, guess we're both about penang for now eh? the cendol stall moved? when i was there about 3 weeks ago, the stall's still next to joo hooi. thanks for the update!

nic: no ler, not all are hawker food this time round. expect something else in my next post :p

13 April, 2008  
Blogger Jason said...

Suddenly craving for cendol.
And you just reminded me that it's been ages since I had assam laksa.

14 April, 2008  
Blogger Big Boys Oven said...

Oh Hor! so nice!

14 April, 2008  
Blogger Tummythoz said...

j2kfm is right. Patrons to the famous stall now can choose to be seated at shop behind. A couple of signs are there but many still unaware. Anyway, standing beside the stall braving a car or two more authentic-la.

14 April, 2008  
Blogger Ryan said...

SC what something else? where did we eat after that? seriously.. i have lost track of what we have eaten...

14 April, 2008  
Blogger J2Kfm said...

not really moved away la, just that slightly further up (or down) the alley, in front of their shop. more comfy though.

14 April, 2008  
Blogger sc said...

jason: then it's tinme for a bowl of cendol and assam laksa! :p

bigboys oven: eating it was even nicer..hehehe

tummythoz: i'm the standing at the roadside looking all touristy type..:D

ryan: did i mention something else? mana ada? aiyo, you've forgotten our long drive for durians after the cendol and AL?

j2kfm: yeah, tummythoz also mentioned about it..thanks!

15 April, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh.. haiyah.. we went to to many places ma... my memory is played up due to all the cholesteral we have stuffed in..

15 April, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh.. haiyah.. we went to to many places ma... my memory is played up due to all the cholesteral we have stuffed in..

15 April, 2008  

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