CNN Said Cendol Is From Singapore In Its List Of Top Desserts & M'sians Are Not Having It

Cendol is said to have originated from Indonesia or Malaysia.

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CNN has published its list of the world's '50 Best Desserts' and Malaysians are not eating it up

In the list which included Japanese cheesecake, Italian gelato, Hong Kong egg tarts, and Thai mango sticky rice, popular sweet treat cendol was in good company.

The only problem? CNN credited the dessert - which consists of iced coconut milk, palm sugar syrup, and green rice-flour jelly - to Singapore.

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While it was acknowledged that cendol can be found throughout Southeast Asia, CNN wrote that "Singapore's take" of including sweetened red beans makes it "especially tempting"

While its origin is unconfirmed, cendol is said to have come from either Indonesia or Malaysia.

Malaysian netizens who disagreed with CNN's claim took to social media to express their thoughts

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Like good sports, Singaporeans have chimed in in agreement, saying that it is unfair to give them credit for the popular Southeast Asian dessert

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Another Singaporean netizen wrote that, "I wouldn't call cendol a Singaporean dessert. It's popular here but I don't think it is as famous as it is in Malaysia or Indonesia. And I don't think having the red beans is exclusive to Singapore."

Suddenly craving cendol? If you're a fan of durian too, here are some durian cendol stalls around Malaysia to check out:

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