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'Kolang-kaling', the fast-breaking favorite

  • Suherdjoko

    The Jakarta Post

Semarang | Fri, September 19 2008 | 11:52 am
'Kolang-kaling', the fast-breaking favorite

PREMIUM A boiled aren nut is opened to reveal three sugar palm fruits, which are a key ingredient in the popular Ramadan snack known as kolak. (JP/Suherdjoko) Those breaking their Ramadan fast with kolak (banana compote) will find white, opaque and thumb-sized fruit, locally called kolang-kaling, in the mix. This fruit of the sugar palm tree is soft and a bit rubbery, and adds to the flavor...