I don’t quite fancy sweet things. Instead I love things that’s spicy and flavourful. I’m never the one who will go for bland food. They are torturous, and I don’t like it. Health food is never in my dictionary, and I had to be held at gunpoint if I were to be forced to take health food.
While I don’t really like sweet things, I do make exemption for cendol. A sweet Malay/Indian delicacy that is abundant in Penang and Northern parts of Malaysia. Cendol is some sort of shaved ice dessert topped with ‘gula Melaka’ syrup, creamy coconut milk, red beans as well as some green ‘cendol’ that’s made from flour.
Growing up in Penang gave me opportunities to savour cendol to my heart’s content, and I took it for granted until I moved to KL. 🙁
I used to enjoy cooling cendol almost every evening by the beach when I was growing up in Penang, and I missed it dearly. One could say I can easily find cendol in KL, as there are abundant. One could get it from the roadside or some famous kopitiam, but, I felt nothing could compare to the ones I had by the beach. Nothing is as authentic as that.
But then again… beggers can’t be choosers, I had to settle for the second best, so despite of the killer price of Rm3.90 for a few mere slurps in Wangsa Walk when I was having a date with my husband.
With constant craving for cendol like this, I do wish that I could go back to the times when I was a mere teenager frolicking in the sea.
Cleffairy: Yeah, this is a not so subtle HINT. So, Pauline…when the hell is our cendol trip? *SNARL*