Malaysia > Negeri Sembilan > Cendol Leman Dawi

Yesterday (11 April ’09) we were loitering in the Senawang area, just south of Seremban, when we decided to pay the oft-mentioned cendol paradise of Leman Dawi’s. What is cendol (pronounced ‘chen-doll’)? See HERE.

And where’s exactly Cendol Leman Dawi? Location: HERE

Along the Seremban-Tampin trunk road, just after Senawang, you won’t miss it on the left. There are plenty of cars to draw your attention.
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Cars diligently file in non-stop to fill up the nook and cranny of the compound.img_4603

The white tents and the eye-catching yellow banners will pull you in.
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Makeshift stools under the cool shade, near the main road, attest to the popularity of this spot. In the distance, a family is enjoying the goodies. Great stuff!
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Free refills make the whole affair even more exciting, especially for freeloaders.
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Mr Leman Dawi himself is on hand to greet visitors, and to bark instructions to his efficient workers. He’d look more handsome with shoes on.
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Otherwise he’s found bonding with his guests. A very colourful and vocal character, Leman Dawi is.
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There’s a solid queue as we enter the tent. Hope the chow is not sold out yet. The popular cendol normally gets finished by early afternoon, sometimes even earlier. :D
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Expectant cendol junkies patiently await their turns.
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In the ‘kitchen’, staff are feverishly preparing more cendol and goodies.
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Fancy some barley drinks to wash down your cendol? Grab them for free, unlimited refills.
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Festive mood under the warm canopy, but things are orderly.
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So here’s the beef. Plain-looking cendol, but the taste … ummm … pretty decent, especially the freshly-prepared green cendol, and the accompanying coconut milk syrup.
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And of course, the free refill. Just serve yourself, but frankly, the thing is so watery and sweet that you can’t really take in much. But that’s just me, maybe.
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Cendol Leman Dawi done, and we decide to leave after only two lame helpings.img_4614

Meanwhile it’s standing squatting room only, as the crowd builds up.img_4613

Will we come back? I guess so, just for the great festive-like ambience and to bump into Mr Leman Dawi again. Great cendol a bonus, I’d say. :mrgreen:
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> THE END

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