WHAT IS CENDOL?
Cendol is a sweet, layered, iced dessert containing green worm-shaped jellies (made with either rice flour or green bean flour), coconut milk and a sugar syrup known as gulu melaka, or palm sugar.
Cendol is an iced sweet dessert that contains droplets of green rice flour jelly, coconut milk and palm sugar syrup.
The green jellies are the star of the dish.
In Vietnam, they are known as banh lot. They are soft in consistency with a slight chew, similar to noodles. Their green colour comes from the use of pandan (screwpine) leaf or extract. The flavour of the jellies is not too sweet and the dessert as a whole is sweetened with palm sugar syrup.