Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Malaysians 'triggered' after CNN says chendol is from Singapore

Source Website: http://www.asiaone.com/food/malaysians-triggered-after-cnn-says-chendol-singapore
By Lam Min Lee, minlee@sph.com.sg,  AsiaOne, 04 December 2018


Singapore's chendol? Excuse me? Many took to social media to express their anger.
PHOTO: Singapore's chendol? Excuse me? Many took to social media to express their anger.
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Singapore's chendol? Excuse me?

Malaysians are bewildered by CNN's claim that the sweet treat belongs to their neighbours when it made the publication's list of 50 of the world's best desserts.

According to the CNN travel writer Jen Rose Smith, Singaporeans love to indulge in a bowl of chendol on sweltering afternoons.

Who wouldn't?

Imagine slurping a bowl of shaved ice topped with smokey gula melaka, fresh coconut milk, and slippery strips of pandan jelly.

The icy treat is enjoyed by many in Southeast Asia, but the place of origin of the dessert has left a bitter taste in Malaysian foodies' mouths.

Many took to social media to express their anger.



CNN lIsTed SG ChEnDoL aS BeSt In ThE WoRld. The Penang in me: *triggered *
PHOTO: "CNN lIsTed SG ChEnDoL aS BeSt In ThE WoRld.
The Penang in me: *triggered *" - Anastasia Sherman @anas_phoenix
"MALAYSIAN CENDOL BEST CENDOL #DONECLAIM #TRIGGERED"
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One tweeted, "CNN, chendol is either Malaysian or Indonesian but it definitely isn't Singaporean," and suggested that the writer be "forbidden from eating chendol."

"Singaporeans flock to Melaka for food - including chendol - every weekend," said another Twitter user.

Their sentiments were echoed by their fellow countryman, "CNN, please do not #messwithourchendol."

"We both have a right to it. But who makes better chendol. Go on. I dare you!"



Hey @CNN , we hate to break it to you, but ....... #cnn #cendol
PHOTO: "Hey @CNN , we hate to break it to you, but ....... #cnn #cendol"
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And some Singaporeans are quick to acknowledge that chendol is not unique to Singapore.

"Even if I'm the most kiasu patriotic Singaporean, I would still have the morals and dignity to not claim chendol as ours," tweeted Giri Dev Nair.



Malaysians up in arms over CNN calling cendol ‘Singaporean’ https://tdy.sg/2QA4r6Y
PHOTO: "Malaysians up in arms over CNN calling cendol ‘Singaporean’ https://tdy.sg/2QA4r6Y"
Red Dynasty‏ @YNWA_Sgp, Replying to @TODAYonline
"Ya i agree Chendol is originated either from Msia or Indonesia . And pls ...malaysia Chendol so much better than Singapore's"
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And while others are questioning the dessert's origin, Indonesians are "letting it slide" since they have many other yummy treats.

No matter where it comes from, we'd probably all agree that chendol is delicious.

Now, who's up for a bowl of chendol?


Taking no credit from what CNN has to say about chendol.

PHOTO: "Taking no credit from what CNN has to say about chendol. No, nothing.🙃🤷🏻‍♂️🤷🏻‍♀️ Oi, it is spelled with a ‘h’ here in 🇸🇬!"
Posting by Diana Yeow‏ @dy158 on 03 December 2018 at 4:34 AM - respond after Today's post
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No matter where it comes from, we'd probably all agree that chendol is delicious.
PHOTO: No matter where it comes from, we'd probably all agree that chendol is delicious.
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By Lam Min Lee, minlee@sph.com.sg,  AsiaOne, 04 December 2018



Reference
[1] Lam Min Lee,minlee@sph.com.sg,  AsiaOne, Malaysians 'triggered' after CNN says chendol is from Singapore, posted on 04 December 2018, http://www.asiaone.com/food/malaysians-triggered-after-cnn-says-chendol-singapore