How to make Cendol, Malaysian cold dessert

March 28, 2014


Cendol;(closest pronunciation would be to pronounce it as chain doll- one of the most loved cold desserts in Malaysia.
Its simple, nothing but dark brown syrup and coconut milk are the 2 'Star' ingredients, oh, not to forget those little squiggly  green 'worms' too.
Cendul - Malaysian Cold Dessert


This takes me back to my school days… 

I was given 20 cents as pocket money to school everyday. It was not much but enough to get me through the day, to buy a small plate of noodle or a packet of nasi lemak (coconut rice served with sambal) for 10 cents, drink for 5 cents and tidbits for another 5 cents. 

Most of the days, my 20 cents would be gone by recess. But there were days that I would saved up for this treat.  For 10 cents a pop, I'd be slurping the creamy coconut drink laden with lots of brown sugar syrup with barely there green cendol. 

It was a satisfying thirst quencher.

Cendul - Malaysian Cold Dessert

Then…. I grew up, had a job and I have my own money to spend. My work took me to places that tourists will not venture; rubber estates, oil palm estates, paddy fields, secondary jungles, high terrains, down the valleys and to little nook and cranny of places where locals hang out.

Guess What? ...

I get to enjoy lots of cendol! yippeee
Some places serve their cendol with glutinous rice, some serve with red beans, and some even serve cendol with durian…. but I still prefer mine, simple!


Cendul  Malaysian Cold Dessert





Comments

  1. Divine! I love pandan desserts.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  2. ish... silap pi bukak your blog depan my hubby... now dia nak chendoi had lagu Lisa Lemony Kitchen!!
    xoxo

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    1. alahai…kesian che Muna :P
      Tak pa… chenta sayang punya pasai, bisa di aturkan?
      :D (terghenyih menampakkan gigi yang besaq gajah ni ;P)

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  3. I have never had a cendol...it sure looks very refreshing and yum!

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  4. I love love love cendol! Simple cendol is my favourite!

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  5. Oh....I would love to have this everyday in this hot hot weather here.

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    1. Hi Mel… the Little Penang (I think) in MidValley has the nicest delicious yumyum chendol ever :D

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  6. EWWWWW apa ni got cacing?? Yukkk...cacing betul kah or cacing pandan? aiyo but I like chendol... must check next time balik kampung..

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    1. LOL… must bust this myth, I was told by lo'kong that they put cacing in the santan…eeewww if its true :(

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  7. I love this kind of dessert Lisa...so refreshing!
    Hope you are having a wonderful week :D

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