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Malacca Eat: East & West Rendezvous by Aunty Grace (祖传冰室) Nyonya Dumpling & Cendol @ Melaka Old Town

East & West Rendezvous (祖传冰室) is well-known for its homemade Nyonya rice dumplings and cendol. For those who have visited the shop before, it had moved a few units closer to Jonker Street but still along the same lane. The new shop seems similar in size as the previous one.

Many visitors come to East & West Rendezvous for its Nyonya dumplings and also Chinese rice dumplings. A popular Nyonya dessert to try here is the ice-cold cendol. Pairing a rice dumpling with a bowl of cold cendol is perfect for afternoon tea -- you can have it in the morning too.

The Nyonya rice dumpling is filled with glutinous rice and minced meat, unlike Chinese dumplings that use fatty pork belly meat. The dumpling tastes more on the sweet side than savoury. The patch of blue colouring on the rice is extracted from blue pea flowers and gives the Nyonya dumpling a mild-sweet flavour.

East & West Rendezvous's traditional cendol is added with large red beans, some jelly beads and gula melaka. It is not overly sweet and can serve as a cold beverage when eating rice dumpling.

East & West Rendezvous also sells 100% gula melaka (palm sugar), a popular product of Malacca. There are cheaper ones with lower concentrations for different purposes, such as making pastries -- it's not one size fits all.


East & West Rendezvous

52, Lorong Hang Jebat, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia

Opening Hours:

9:30am ~ 5:30pm | Closed on Wednesday


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