March 2011: Melaka Trip – Pinkberrys Cendol, Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall

Cerventus, the Malaccan boy himself claims that this is the BEST ABC and Cendol in Melaka. Way better than Jonker St’s or anywhere else, he had said.

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I was surprised. Shouldn’t the hawker, coffee shops versions be holding such an accolade? Instead, it’s kiosk in a shopping mall that’s holding the honour. Anyhow, I’m not one to argue with a Malaccan born & bred boy. And since I’m a critical dessert fan myself, I was looking forward to pass my own verdict on his claim.

Cendol is a traditional Malaysian dessert. Put red beans & green pandan flavored jellies in a bowl, top with a scoop of shaved ice, then pour coconut milk and palm sugar syrup over the top.

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I love mine with a dollop of durian on top. Here at Pinkberrys, my bowl of durian chendol was a mound of smooth, soft & fine shaven ice drizzled with the sweetest, thick & aromatic palm sugar . The coconut milk was creamy and undiluted. Perfectly flavoured too, not too salty nor sweet.

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There wasn’t a lot of it, but the coconut milk & palm sugar was thick & strong. You won’t get a bowl of watery chendol with lots of coconut milk as the prepartion here is slightly different. The ice was doused with just enough coconut milk for the whole bowl.

There isn’t any tables or chairs provided, so enjoy your icy bowl of dessert sitting by the fountain here.

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Prices are reasonable too!

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Other than the Chendol, there were the popular fruity “loh”; mango, honeydew and so on.

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The honey series with pomelo & the popular herbal jelly.

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This one below reminds me of Snowflake.

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The best in Malacca?

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Oh hell yes! 😉

Pinkberrys Cendol,
Dataran Pahlawan Melaka Megamall

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  1. Caroline

    with all type of Loh-s there, remind me of KTZ! n with the herbal jelly one, remind me of Snowflake! hahaha! oh i want to try this tooo with durian of course. 😀

    1. rebeccasaw

      Can’t wait for u to be here in KL! We can go all these makan trips toge! You’re perfect partner too, can eat a lot! LOL!

  2. J the chocoholic

    How interesting – I also would never expect that the nicest cendol would be in a shopping centre! 🙂

    1. rebeccasaw

      Got to know a Malaccan boy, then you unearth all the culinary treasures! ;p

  3. Michelle Chin

    Now you got me missing melaka. Reading these malaysian blogs… sigh!

    1. rebeccasaw

      Haha.. if I’m in Aussie I think I will avoid reading Malaysian food blogs too!

  4. minchow

    Good tip, thanks!! I really don’t think much of Jonker St’s cendol to be honest, so welcome any contender! Wouldn’t have gone anywhere near this otherwise, given that standard mall kiosk look.

    1. rebeccasaw

      Exactly right! Thank god for a malaccan food guide!

  5. Pureglutton

    Whenever i go to Melaka, there’s no time to hit the malls, lol!

    1. rebeccasaw

      I wouldn’t step into any malls! Which goes to show, sometimes the best culinary finds are the unexpected ones!

  6. Sean

    heheh, i’m also a born-and-bred malaccan, but i’ve never managed to check out this place. looks quite colorful and interesting! and a very catchy name too 😀

  7. June

    did u pay visit to the majestic malacca while u were there =)

  8. Elaine

    Aww Rebecca!!! Me jealous liao!!! I want food trip!!! =[

  9. Yoga

    I miss the cendol there. When the next road trip ?? :yahoo:

  10. lyun


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