I’ve had cendol twice now and I’m still not 100% sure I know what it is. There’s definitely shaved ice involved. And red beans. But then there’s also this green pasta-looking stuff. And this white dense whipped-cream stuff. And then this thick caramelish topping stuff. Yeah. Very descriptive and helpful, I know. I’m like an encyclopedia of knowledge. Look, all I know is that I had cendol at some other place, and the one at Jonker 88 was way better. How you can make one shaved ice taste way better than another shaved ice I don’t know, but they did. It’s refreshing and a little weird, but it’s what dessert on Jonker Street is all about. If my only experience with cendol was the first place I tried I would’ve written it off, but I actually drank the leftover watery “soup” at Jonker 88. You know a place is legit if I’m willing to risk drinking foreign diarrhea-inducing water.
NOTE: I didn’t actually get diarrhea. You can’t get what you already have! Haha! Hah. Wait, why am I laughing?