Who likes to drink Es Cendol? Please raise your hand ;)
I believe everyone who lives in Southeast Asia is familiar with this drink.
Well, I'd been wondering all the time where does Es Cendol originally come from, thus I searched in the internet and....
Ta daaaa...! I found it :)
So, according to Wikipedia, Cendol is a traditional dessert originating from Java, Indonesia, but is also popular in Malaysia, Singapore, and Southern Thailand (where it is called "lorkchorng singapore" ลอดข่องสิงคโปร์). The dessert's basic ingredients consist of shaved ice, coconut milk, starch noodles with green food coloring (usually sourced from the pandan leaf), and palm sugar. Red beans, glutinous rice, grass jelly, and creamed corn are optional additions. Cendol has become a quintessential part of cuisine among the multi-racial population in Southeast Asia and is often sold by vendors at roadsides, hawker centres and food courts.
In the Javanese language, cendol refers to the jelly-like part of the beverage, while the combination of cendol, palm sugar and coconut milk is called dawet.