Thursday, October 22, 2009

Ice Ice Baby

This is es Cendol
a traditional Indonesian dessert and it's Vegan.
I did a post before about cendol here

without flash

Cendol + Coconut milk + palm sugar + ice = Yummm
(yellow stuff is jack fruit)
I think cendol is best made with rice flour instead of mung bean flour.
rice flour - softer cendol
mung bean flour - chewier cendol
Most of the time I ask the palm sugar liquid to be separated, because they usually add too much which makes it way to sweet for my taste.
The Green color comes from suji or pandan leaves, No artificial color there, but sometimes vendors are lazy and use pandan paste instead.

with flash

without flash

The colorful pink fiesta on the right is called es Doger
shaved ice with coconut milk and bright pink rose syrup
(okay... bright pink is not a good sign)
topped with
- fresh coconut meat slices aka white stuff
- sago pearl aka pink pearly stuff on top right
- jackfruit - aka yellowy stuff on top right
- tape (read : tuh-pay) fermented cassava aka yellow stuff on bottom right
- glutinous rice (I think it's also fermented) aka black purply stuff on bottom left
This is totally vegan, but some vendor might add condensed milk on top
and some bread cubes too :)

with flash

verdict :
es cendol looks best without flash
es doger looks best with flash

They both were super good though.


pegasuslegend said...

very pretty site and pictures! love the colors!

Vegan Epicurean said...

I have never heard of cendol. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Very colorful ice desserts, how neat!

Debra said...

yummy!! they both look very good!
Debra @ Vegan Family Style
ps don't forget the giveaway on my blog

My Little Space said...

You made your own cendol ice! Wow, you're really good. I love cendol ice. Thanks.

Doug said...

will have to give that a try! said...

Hi guys :)
indeed cendol is very good... I can even just drink it up without the cendol lol... the coconut milk and palm sugar combo is sooo nice.... kinda like a hot (or cold) mild coffee... but different :D

I didn't make the cendol :) want to try it though, but it's so much easier to just buy it, at least the kitchen wouldn't get all messy from my experimenting.

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