'Es Cendol'--Indonesian Cold Dessert

From: dchan@pyrite.SOM.CWRU.Edu
Date: Mon, 30 Aug 93 3:36:22 EDT

Es Cendol
It is a popular Indonesian Cold Dessert that people who have
visited Indonesia usually miss a lot. :)

Ingredients:  (6 servings)
One pack (12 oz.) of frozen "BANH LOT" (available at oriental store)
One can of coconut milk, preferrably one made for dessert
1/4 lb. of Coconut sugar or "Gula Jawa" (brownish colored)
Ice cubes
Cold Water

1. Thaw the 'Banh Lot' in cold water, rinse once or twice afterwards

2. Boil the coconut milk with coconut sugar until they are completely 
   mixed together

3. In an individual serving glass (or dessert bowl), put in:
   	- 3 to 4 tbs. of Banh Lot
	- 4-5 tbs of the mixing of coconut milk and coconut sugar
	- add cold water (1 tbs) and ice cubes (can be crushed, if wanted)
4. Serve immediately, more of the ingredients can be added to taste.


Banh Lot is a Vitnamese food (but I found it taste similar to 
the 'cendol' of Indonesian.  It is a frozen product, hence found in 
the freezer section.  In the US, it is made by "Sincere Orient Foods Co."
in El Monte, Calif. 

The coconut milk & coconut sugar can also be found at Oriental markets. 


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