April 20, 2021

A Haunted Cool Cendol…

Hot days in January…when its 2.00pm you will start to feel the heat. It will burns right through your tongue. Then you drive on the busy traffic with blazing sun and hitting the dust. Suddenly not far away you can see an auntie is grinding a large ice cube. That’s it… a famous local cuisine / desserts. A Cendol.

A bicycle stall next to the main road of Bukit Cina
bicycle stall

What is a Cendol actually? Before they made an ice cream.. there is a cendol. Ice cream is an upgraded version. Want to DIY a cendol? Here are the recipe:

1. Grinded ice or some say shaved ice (my english is poor lol)
2. Coconut Milk (but you can always try a cow milk, but coconut milk taste better with the good aroma)
3. Gula Melaka, or in plain english it is an extract of a sap from the flower bud of a coconut tree.(can try a brown sugar,its similar but not the same)
4 A Cendol – a sago pudding, similar to a cooked spaghetti and chopped part by part.

That’s it! just put it all together. Other creative fellow will add some fruit, glutinous rice, beans or corn. The percentage of sweetness depends on the Gula Melaka mixture. Creamy and sweet.. sounds bad for our organs huh?

A RM1.00 Cendol = USD 0.30
a cendol

Bukit Cendol…err Bukit Cina Cendol is proven good although the place is surrounded with 600 to 700 years old grave yard date back on Admiral Zeng He visit to Melaka and the Melaka Sultan marriage with Princess Han Li Poh from Ming Dynasty. The best thing about this old cemetery are it is the place for people jogging in the evening, having a tai chi practice, dating with girl friend and eating good cendol. Does all this happen in grave yard or cemetery at your places? Please leave an answer lol.

See, the customer are happy eating between the grave…
cendol bukit cina

Despite a cendol, the bukit cina stall also have a good rojak lah. A rojak and a cendol. A combination for happy sleeping.

rojak

Well for those who want to visit Bukit Cina, the largest Chinese burial ground outside China.It is easily accessible from Melaka Town about 3 kilometer from Melaka Sentral and 2 Kilomtere from Banda Hilir. Along Jalan Putri Hang Li Poh and Jalan Bukit Cina. This cemetery covers over 3 hills and holds more than 12,000 graves dating back to the Ming Dynasty. At the foot hill you can find the oldest Well in Melaka – Well of Hang Li Po and next of it is Sam Po Kong Temple. A walking distance from the temple you will find the Cendol Stall.

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Hi, I'am Asmaliana, I work at Tourism Melaka. I love my state, Melaka, the world heritage city by UNESCO. Don't Mess With Melaka.

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3 thoughts on “A Haunted Cool Cendol…

  1. BILER TGK CNDOL NIE..TERINGAT PULAK CENDOL KAT SATU TEMPAT NIE..KEDAI NIE KAT MELAKA GAK….KDAI TUH TELETAK KAT LEREH, AREA TG.KLING….BERDEKATAN DGN SHAH BEACH RESORT DAN SEKOLAH RENDAH KEBANGSAAN LEREH…KDAI TUH BTOL2 SEBELAH RUMAH TRADISIONAL MELAYU WRNE KUNING OREN…KEDAI DIA AGAK KE DLM CIKIT DR TEPI JLN(cehh, full info lak)..SAYA MMG SUKE MKN KAT KDAI NIE…PLING SY SUKE MKN ABC, CENDOL, MEE KARI NGAN NASI LEMAK(wahh, bnyknyer sy mkn..hehe..=p)….tp mmg syiok arr..n puas hati sb mknn kat ctu mmg sedap…hrge dia pun berpatutan…rugi klu x pergi….dlm 1 minggu ade lah 3 4 kali sy pergi….kire jd pelanggan ttap lah..tokeh tu pun dah knal sy…hehe….BNYK LG YG SEDAP2 KAT CTU….SY REKEMEN AWK PERGI CUBE MKNN N MINUMAN KAT SNE….INSYAALLAH AWAK PASTI PUAS HATI….KDAI NIE BIASENYER TTUP ARI JUMAAT..BKK DR PKUL 2.30 PTG – 12 MLM(pling lewat)…(dah tnyer tokeh..hehe)…SY PERNAH MINUM CENDOL SPECIAL KAT CTU…MCM2 ADA…DIA LETK KCG MERAH, KCG TANAH, LAICI,NATA DE COCO, JGG N PLING BEST AISKRIM VANILLA AT TOP…FUHH, MMG POWER LAH….MKN TUH JER DAHKENYANG SB BNYK SNGT..HEHE….HRGA DIA PULAK SNGT BERPATUTAN..TP KLU MLM, DIA X JUAL CENDOL LAH…MLM JER…KLU NK CRI TMPT MKN YG SEDAP, SY REKEMEN KAT CTU….HA, KDAI DIA SIAP ADER BLOG LG…www.abctanjong.blogspot.com…HEHE…SELAMAT MENCUBA!! =D

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