Malacca Eat: East & West Rendezvous Nyonya Dumpling & Cendol @ Melaka Old Town
East & West Rendezvous is well-known for its homemade Nyonya rice dumplings and cendol. For those who have visited East & West Rendezvous before, the shop had moved a few units closer to Jonker Street along the same street. 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.
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 to the sweet side than savoury. The patch of blue colouring on the rice is extracted from blue pea flowers and gives the dumpling a mild-sweet flavour.
East & West Rendezvous's traditional cendol is added with large red beans and some jelly beads. It is not overly sweet and serves as a cold beverage for eating rice dumpling.
East & West Rendezvous also sells 100% gula melaka (palm sugar) — a popular product of Malacca — at RM15.90. There are cheaper ones with lower concentration (RM7 or RM9) for different purposes, such as making pastries.
East & West Rendezvous
52, Lorong Hang Jebat, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia
9:30am ~ 5:30pm | Closed on Wednesday