BY CK Lam
Among the many desserts in Penang, the cendol really stands out with its flavor and texture. This sweet Indian dessert is about having the right combination of ingredients and it is served ice cold.
Cendol with Pulut
Cendul is made out of finely shaved ice, red beans, aromatic palm sugar syrup, rich coconut milk and soft green rice flour noodle made from mixing rice flour and the juice of fragrant pandan leaves.
The palm sugar has a distinct sweetness with a delicate bitter long finish that complements the creamy coconut milk while the soft, silky cendol noodles don’t turn brittle in the icy bowl.
At BM Best in Seberang Jaya, they add texture to this dessert with chewy, sticky steamed pulut or glutinous rice. Made fresh every day, the pulut is steamed with coconut milk that exude a wonderful aroma.
Steamed pulut (glutinous rice)
This ice-bowl of refreshing dessert does satisfy, especially on a hot day.
BM Best Cendol
Medan Selera Jalan Danby
GPS Coordinates: N5 21.817 E100 27.678
* This is a reproduction of my article published in TimeOut Penang 2013/14