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Bandung (Rose Syrup With Milk)

My favourite drink from the Hawker Centre! When you visit any of Singapore's Hawker stalls, look out for a pink coloured drink. That's Bandung. This recipe is really from scratch. This drink is served in glass to show off the pink colour.

Ready In:
35mins
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ingredients

  • 3 cups sugar
  • 2 12 cups water
  • 1 egg white
  • 12 eggshells, slightly crushed (yes, the shell. Make sure you wash the shell first)
  • cochineal food coloring
  • rose essence
  • evaporated milk (my favourite is Carnation Brand)
  • crushed ice (cubed if preferred.)

directions

  • Put the Sugar and Water in a pan and bring to boil.
  • After the sugar has dissolved, add egg white and shell (to clarify syrup).
  • Simmer for half an hour for the syrup to thicken.
  • Strain.
  • Cool.
  • Add a few drops of the food colouring and essence to taste.
  • Dilute 1 part of syrup to 5 parts water (or less if to your liking).
  • Make sure it is slightly sweeter than your preference because you are going to add evaporated milk.
  • Add evaported milk to taste.
  • Perhaps about 2 tbsps for a glass.
  • Add crushed/cubed ice.
  • Enjoy.
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  1. mianbao
    I think, I think, I think I like this! Though it did take a while to decide. The flavor of the rose water is quite unusual for me, and it will take some time to get the strength right. I did not have cochineal food coloring, so just used the red food coloring I could get easily. The egg shell and white left the syrup crystal clear after I had strained it through 2 thicknesses of gauze - my wire strainer was too coarse. Thank you very much for posting this recipe. It's always nice to get acquainted with new flavors.
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  2. Vnut-Beyond Redempt
    My favourite drink from the Hawker Centre! When you visit any of Singapore's Hawker stalls, look out for a pink coloured drink. That's Bandung. This recipe is really from scratch. This drink is served in glass to show off the pink colour.
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