In Singapore, ice desserts are part of the spectacular cuisine.
And given how hot it can be, this is not surprising.
One of the more traditional desserts is something called “Ice Chendol”.
The dessert’s basic ingredients consist of coconut milk, noodles with green food coloring (usually derived from the pandan leaf), and palm sugar. Red beans, glutinous rice, grass jelly, creamed corn, and shaved ice are also included.
The affluence of Singapore, as well as Western influence, has given rise to different variations of cendol. One can occasionally come across variants such as cendol with vanilla ice-cream or cendol topped with durian.
The best place to get Chendol is in Malacca (aka Malaka), but in Singapore, our favourite place is Jin Jin Hot / Cold Desserts.
Try them at:
Blk 6 Jalan Bukit Merah
#01-20 ABC Brickworks Food Centre S(150006)