In this sweet, steamed glutinous rice is served with aromatic mango nicely peeled and cut. Coconut milk or coconut cream is put on top to enrich the flavor.
Cendol has glutinous rice, grass jelly and red bean jam mixed with coconut milk and palm syrup. It is usually served with shaved ice to ease the thirst and cool down the body in the tropical heat.
If you are no longer interested in colorful mass-produced ice cream, this Singaporean sweet might be a nice change. Two soft buttery layers of cookies gently press against the cold and nice ice cream sprinkled with chocolate chips in between. Simple and tasty!
Every region in Vietnam has their own version of sweet soup which is normally served in a thick glass to remain the coolness of the shaved ice inside. The main ingredients are tropical fruits and stewed beans.
This is a very famous street food in Cambodia. A special sauce pan is needed to create the shape of the food which is fried coconut cakes. Fine chopped spring onions is sprinkled on top to balance the greasiness. Nom Krok is sweet and salty, which might be a little bit strange to non-Asian tourists but the more you eat, the more you will enjoy it.
Bibingka is also called rice cake in the Philippines. Coconut is the main ingredient in this sweet. The aroma of the cake also comes from the banana leaf that lies under the cake to prevent it from getting burnt or sticking to the clay pot. Bibingka smells and tastes even better with grated butter or cheese on top.
Another name of Kueh Lapis Legit is spekkoek. This multiple layer cake is one of the most popular sweet of Indonesian. The unique flavor comes from nutmegs, cinnamon and cardamom. The cake must have at least 10 layers and looks like stripes piled up when it is cut. Although the tradition presentation is still in favor by Indonesian, new ways to present the cake are coming out.