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Kolak (or kolek) is an Indonesian dessert based on palm sugar or coconut sugar, coconut milk, and pandanus leaf (P. amaryllifolius). A variation in which banana is added, is called kolak pisang or banana kolak. Other variations may add ingredients such as pumpkins, sweet potatoes, jackfruit, plantains, cassava, rice balls, and tapioca pearls. It is usually served warm or at room temperature, but some prefer it cold.
|Place of origin||Indonesia|
|Region or state||Southeast Asia|
|Main ingredients||Palm sugar, coconut milk, pandanus leaf|
|Variations||Kolak pisang, Kolak pisang ubi, Kolak waluh, Kolak biji salak, Kolak nangka, Kolak ubi, Kolak durian|
In Indonesia, kolak is a popular iftar dish during the holy month of Ramadan and is also a popular street food.
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