Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Leng Chee Kang dessert at Mee Jawa, Tropicana

Add: Mee Jawa @ B-0-3A, Block B, Casa Tropicana
Tel: +6012 4835 555
Here is a previous review of the food served here.

Rather good leng chee kang is served here ...


This is Kedondong juice ... strange tasting, but oddly refreshing!


ps. What's kedondong? I would best describe that it is plum-like, and very "vegetable" tasting!
Found some literature which describes it as a Great hog plum, ambarella . Seems it has suffered by comparison with the mango and by repetition in literature of its inferior quality. However, taken at the proper stage, while still firm, it is relished by many out-of-hand, and it yields a delicious juice for cold beverages. If the crisp sliced flesh is stewed with a little water and sugar and then strained through a wire sieve, it makes a most acceptable product, much like traditional applesauce but with a richer flavor. With the addition of cinnamon or any other spices desired, this sauce can be slowly cooked down to a thick consistency to make a preserve very similar to apple butter. Unripe fruits can be made into jelly, pickles or relishes, or used for flavoring sauces, soups and stews.

4 comments:

Christy said...

Kedondong....that's the famous Ambra sour plum juice served so commonly in Penang! And they told me you can never find it elsewhere....hahaha....now KL has it...yeayyeay:D

fatboybakes said...

i think the kedondong juice is called ampala juice in penang.
i love the stuff....now i read your blog, i guess i can see where the name ampala comes from. must be a distortion of ambarella...

mimid3vils said...

I love the kedondong juice, really refreshing!!!

Gabriel said...

Kedondong == Ambarella
http://www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/morton/ambarella_ars.html