There’s nothing more perfect than enjoying an icy bowl on cendol on a hot afternoon while sitting on a plastic stool next to an old-school cendol bicycle cart.
In Malaysia, there’s a ton of different varieties to the sticky, sweet cold bowl of heaven—the basic cendol with red beans, sweet corn cendol, pulut cendol, and if you feel like splurging a little, durian cendol. There are so many varieties and so many places in Malaysia (shoutout to Melakans and Penangites) that have the best bowls of cendol. No doubt.
Or so we thought. Cause apparently, some people are still confused. Particularly this CNN writer, who featured cendol on their list of 50 Of The Worlds Best Desserts, and named Singapore’s “take on the classic treat [with red beans]” as number 9.
OBVIOUSLY, Malaysians nationwide were not having it. Here’s are some tweets depicting how Malaysians are feeling about the best cendol being said to be from Singapore.
This person was just plain angry.
“…cendol from singapore…” pic.twitter.com/VNvG8q0bsU
— Mon 明达 (@nkmnrdn) December 4, 2018
This person questioned the article’s facts
Cendol from sg???🤔🤔 https://t.co/Z5KDqARjIt
— DEDEY 🤘🏽🌈 (@dedeydewa) December 4, 2018
This smart Malaysian tapau-ed both cendol and Singapore as Malaysian.
Kalau cendol berasal dari singapura, singapura berasal dari Malaysia
— Basri Husin (@basrihusin) December 4, 2018
This one struggled to remind himself what is important
I’m struggling to remind myself that RM4 billion (billion!) ‘lost’ from Tabung Haji is more important than Singapore taking credit for food that it can’t make properly anyway
— Johan Raslan (@johanraslan) December 3, 2018
And this Malaysian who is up for a protest.
Why is SG always taking credit for MY food? Ada sesiapa nak protes kat Dataran Merdeka? Pls sign me in! 😡😝
— D’Aldebaran (@ronysram) December 3, 2018
This guy wants to call on his Indonesian brothers for back-up
Malaysia & Indonesia should now join forces to reclaim cendol should be theirs from SG hahaha..#doneclaim
— bronx (@laserx12) December 3, 2018
While this guy thinks that we both have our own versions of the dish
SG and MY were British colonies before, most foods were native to both countries. However as time passes, variation of foods occur. I’m sure MY cendol is not exactly the as SG.
— Pangsb (@pangsb) December 3, 2018
This person wants CNN to do their cendol research
— Jimminx (@XDJimminx) December 3, 2018
and this person wants to know where Singaporeans get their gula melaka
Don’t mess with Malaysian food. Cendol is from Malaysia not Singapore. Ask Singaporean where they get the Gula Melaka (Palm Sugar) – the main ingredients of Cendol 😒
— mdamiruzri (@mdamiruzri) December 4, 2018
while This guy straight up @ the writer asking them to clarify their facts
— LKW (@corleone501) December 4, 2018
This guy made a poll
— MOE MASRI (@moemasri) December 4, 2018
This guy has a totally different view on cendol’s origin.
I think cendol is Indian in origin, it is not a Singaporean nor Malaysian creation.
— Everboleh (@Everboleh) December 4, 2018
And lastly, this person who said what we’re all thinking right now
nak cendol ☹️☹️☹️
— ü (@__lvndrr) December 4, 2018
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