Sunday, July 08, 2018

Christina Ee Traditional Nyonya Cendol near Jonker Street @ Melaka [Malaysia]

I was in Melaka (also known as Malacca) over the weekend and remembering my cendol overdose along Jonker Street few years ago; i wasn't exactly looking out for what's possibly the most popular food item in this UNESCO world heritage site!

However, the gluttonous devil within me kept emphasizing again and again that we are in this historic site and it will be an enormous pity if i didn't manage to even get a morsel of this nyonya ice dessert. There were many stores to choose from and i eventually cast my lot for Christina Ee.

The shop itself is like many others in the area where you can buy local food products as souvenirs for family and friends back home and also sit down for desserts, drinks and sometimes, food.

With just three small tables, i think it's reasonable to only expect drinks and desserts and the truth is that there were just four items listed on the place-card; the traditional nyonya cendol, the durian cendol and the ice blended spin-offs.

Since i like durian by itself (as a durian), i am going for the traditional nyonya cendol and the above was served in less than five minutes!

Loving the freshness of the coconut ice and the finely shaved ice that's drenched with pure gula melaka (palm sugar), this was such a thirst quencher in the hot weather and it was so blissful to have that fragrant taste of the rich palm sugar going down my throat! Prefer it even sweeter? Help yourself to the bottle of melted gula melaka on the table!

If there's one thing to complain about; it would be the cendol which is actually the green worm-like stuff on the ice. Not that they were bad but it would have been the perfect dessert if the store were to use the palatable cendol by Changi Village Cendol Melaka in Singapore.

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Location
8, Jalan Hang Lekir,
75200 Melaka, Malaysia
(branch off from Jonker Street)
p.s. opposite the popular Geographer Cafe.

Map
As above.

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