Popping pillows of palm sugar
The freshly made ondeh-ondeh at Aku & Dia on Jalan Hang Kasturi off Jonker Street have inspired us to make our own. The Melaka-made glutinous ball snacks have got so much gula melaka filling the sugar's crystals are still intact at the core, even after surfacing in the pot of boiling water. Every bite is a pillowy pop of smoky, sweet liquid, and light crumbly crunch. We inhaled ten (RM2 for five pieces), and ordered another two portions before we were done. Watch this space for an update.