We took note of Black Mountain when we were passing by on our way to a meeting in Atria. We were all excited to give it a go because …. come on, its cendol and ais kacang. Who doesn’t love them, right? After all, while technically there literally is one available in every nook and corner (if you include all the rojak mamak food trucks and ‘kedai tepi jalan’), whenever the urge to have a good bowl of cendol hits you though, we often tend to scratch our heads to figure out where to head to.
So yea, having a proper restaurant that serves mainly cendol and ais kacang was very convenient. A proper restaurant with good ventilation and some shade from the sun was appealing. Considering how I am always in the area, this eatery sure was strategically located and is able to feed my minor addiction to local desserts.
The eatery itself was clean and simple. The interior, color tone made it all the more better. Pink and blue all around – it was calm and relaxing. There was good ventilation, fan blasting away from all directions, it sure was a good way to keep the heat away.
Cendol, 5.50 ringgit
Was the Cendol good? Ummmmm, honestly, it was not. It was not good, excellent or awesome. I wasn’t jumping for joy after the discovery of what could potentially be the best Cendol I’ve tasted in a while. Nope. So, what was it? It was OKAY.
Sometimes, when you are in desperate need for something cooling and pleasantly sweet, something of the local dessert variety, one where tastewise – just okay is good enough? then you can consider having it at Black Mountain. If you want something really good, perhaps you are better off giving this eatery a miss? I don’t know. Do keep in mind that all I’ve tasted here is the Cendol and I’m solely basing my thoughts and conclusions on that one dish. I may be right, I may be wrong. Just a day before my visit here, I was in Penang and managed to get myself a taste of the awesome, famed Penang Road Famous Teochew Cendol … the next day, I had this. Let’s just say the difference was glaringly obvious, apparent.
It had the usual ingredients – the green bits, red beans. From the reviews I’ve read online, lots of them mentioned Gula Melaka being used here. My friend and I however, did not taste any. It was sweet but the distinct taste of gula melaka was not present. Perhaps it was too light? or maybe it was brown sugar syrup used instead? There was some sort of ‘yellow-ish’ liquid, as you can see from the images above – not sure what that was. It certainly was not from corn as this dish did not come with any. The whole thing was a lil too diluted, watery for me. Hmmmm overall, it was an OKAY dessert. If I am not too fussy about it not being the best or excellent, and all I needed was an okay bowl of cendol – simply to get a taste and quench my thirst…. then, I’d drop by Black Mountain, if I am in the area.
Address: No. 93, Jalan SS 22/11, Damansara Jaya.
Opening: Everyday. Sundays – Thursdays, 8 am – 6.30 pm. Fridays & Saturdays, 8 am – 9 pm.
Signing out now, Ciao.