Authentic Cendol @ Chanap Cafe, Persatuan Peranakan Cina Malaysia
While we were in Melaka over the weekend, my parents brought us to Wisma Peranakan, Tengkera Melaka. My parents are active members there with my Dad being one of the AJK member in their Koperasi. I’ve blogged about how my mom’s (and even my Dad’s) social life changed to the better after she got involved here. You may want to read the post again here -> Being Socially Active
My mom wanted me to see it myself. This place plays a very important role in her life currently.
Wisma Peranakan, Tengkera Melaka.
My mom brought me around and I can’t help but noticed the many newspaper cuttings being framed up and hung on the wall. They make a very interesting read. I took some time to read all of them.
The above are just some of the cuttings that can be found here at Wisma Peranakan.
While we were here, my Dad also wanted us to try their cendol at Chanap Cafe that is situated right inside the Wisma itself. Chanap Cafe is well-known among the locals as the place serving authentic peranakan food.
The boys waiting for their cendol while my Mom took me for a quick tour around Wisma.
Our cendol were served so I quickly dashed back downstairs.
I love how the cendol is served in beautiful peranakan bowl. These are not antiques but they are still very precious.
My parents with their bowl of cendol.
We also ordered a bowl of Tai Bak. Tai Bak is a delicious cooling Peranakan dessert comprising colourful type of rice flour. Based on the folklore story, each time a mother made Tai Bak, she hopes that one day her children will remember and crave for it so they will go back to visit.
Tai Bak is also sometimes referred to as Nyonya cendol. Curiosity got the best of us that we decided to try mixing tai bak with our cendol.
The result is simply delightful! The kids love eating it this way. I personally find it much more interesting to eat tai bak this way. The chewy tai bak combined with fragrant gula melaka in coconut milk is AMAZING!
LoL! I think they should make this Tai Bak Cendol fusion available in their menu. Seriously, it is very SEDAP!
Update: Chanap Cafe has moved. They are now known as Kapitan Kongsi Restaurant at this new place:
Kapitan Kongsi Restaurant (located inside Kapitan Kongsi Hotel)
Add : 53, Jalan KLJ 10 Jaya, Taman Kota Laksamana, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia
Contact No : 017-9076723
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