Thursday, June 30, 2011


Cendol is a traditional dessert from South East Asia.
There is popular belief in Indonesia that says that the name "cendol" is related to and originated from the word jendol; in Javanese, Sundanese and Indonesian language it means "bump" or "bulge"; it refers to bumpy sensations of the green worm-like jelly passed through the mouth when drinking cendol.
The dessert's basic ingredients consist of coconut milk, a worm-like jelly made from rice flour with green food coloring (usually derived from the pandan leaf), shaved ice and palm sugar. Other ingredients such as red beans, glutinous rice, grass jelly, creamed corn, might also be included.
Cendol has become a quintessential part of cuisine in Southeast Asia and is often sold by vendors at roadsides, hawker centers and food courts, like the vendor at the pictures from Malacca.

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