Welcome to the new series in DEW: DEWLICIOUS! In this series, I will present to you some of my favourites and sometimes underrated Indonesian food. There are so many “hidden” delicious Indonesian food that need to be more appreciated and introduced to the world, this is my attempt. Enjoy!
Today I teamed up with my friend, Regina, who took the picture of delicious Dawet.
This dessert is definitely popular amongst Indonesians. Dawet is what we usually call it in Java, but it can also be known as cendol and this dessert has spread throughout South-East Asia that you may be able to find them in Malaysia, Singapore, and some other places.
I grew up loving this drink. Hot days are so much better when it’s cooled down with dawet. The main ingredient is a green-coloured, worm-shaped, pandan-scented jelly made from rice flour. This is mixed in coconut milk, ice and most importantly, melted palm sugar.
Nowadays, you find many variations to dawet including adding more ingredients. The most popular additions are jack fruits cut into small pieces and black grass jelly. I love the colour of the green jelly mixed in a pool of dark brown palm sugar with a splash of yellow and black.
This is one of the drinks that I miss very much although it would be too cold to drink it in this chilly, winter weather here. If you are ever in Asia, look out for this refreshing drink!