An adaptation from the popular Indian Rose Milk, this Singaporean Rose Milk drink, known as Bandung, should be the hit drink at any upcoming spring and summer gathering.
It’s Food N’ Flix time and what a fun movie we got to watch this month with delectably rich food and delectably rich characters. This month’s flick was Crazy Rich Asians and to represent the rose-colored glasses through which we witness their lives, I made a Bandung or Singaporean Rose Milk Drink.
Crazy Rich Asians
I read the first book about 16 months ago and saw the movie a couple of months before I realized it was on the film roster. Both are light, fun ‘summer entertainment like’ pieces to enjoy. The book covers way more than the movie and many liberties were taken for the script.
The story clashes many levels of Asian standards into one frivolous rich setting: new and old money, Singaporean, Hong Kongese, the lesser viewed mainland Chinese, and ABCs (American Born Chinese). That is all I am going to say (keeping it short see why below) but if you want a fun night of light entertainment this is the movie to pick.
This is going to be a brief blog post. You see I am not quite a week back from my trip to Mexico and I am still recovering something a bit bigger than just Montezuma’s revenge. At this point, I am either severely dehydrated I did pick up some creature feasting on my stomach lining. Great way to lose 13 pounds real fast though.
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I don’t have a list of the food sightings and I originally wanted to make this delectable looking Singapore chili crab but I am home and ill and no energy to cook. And I had to find a recipe I could make with what I had at home!
Bandung, Rose Milk Drink
The one food category I should not be eating since sick is the one I have been craving the most and tolerating just fine: dairy. So I was thrilled to come across this Bandung drink, otherwise knows as the Singaporean Rose Milk Drink.
It is super fast to make and very refreshing. I personally love rose flavor, if you don’t feel free to lower the quantity of rose water when making the syrup. Basically, you dilute evaporated milk with lots of water and add rose syrup and lots of ice. A perfect summer fun drink, just like the movie.
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Bandung, Singaporean Rose Milk Drink
- 1 cup of water
- 1 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1/2 cup rose water
- 1 cup evaporated milk
- 5 cups of cold water
- About 3 drops pink food coloring
- In a small saucepan, mix the water, sugar, lemon juice, and rose water. Bring to a boil, lower heat, and simmer for about 5 minutes. Set aside to cool.
- In a large pitcher, add and mix thoroughly the evaporated milk, cold water, rose syrup, and drops of pink food coloring.
- Fill highball glasses with ice and pour the rose milk drink into the glass. Enjoy!
Food ‘n Flix is hosted this month by Debra at Eliot’s Eats! In this monthly group, a host picks a movie of their choice that pertains to food. Everyone watches the movie and then makes a recipe which the film inspired. It can be any recipe you want. Join us!
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I have never heard of this drink before, what an amazingly pink colour! I like the idea of using the evaporated milk.
Yes, it’s pretty unique and so refreshing for the coming hot days of summer!
My husband was just in Singapore while on deployment! I’ll have to show him this!
Hope you are completely mended now and I’m glad you were able to keep down this drink.
Alas maybe halfway mended, waiting for results. Dairy is out right now lol.
Really, truly hope you are better at this point! This is a great beverage! Like how you did a spin on the rose colored glasses! Stay well!
Thank you Debra, slowly better but still no final diagnosis. Glad I could join.
Oh no…I hope you feel better soon…this drink sounds amazing, specially that I love using rose water…thanks for the recipe Evelyne…
Thank you Juliana, slowly better but still no final diagnosis. It’s a super refreshing and lovely drink!
FALSE ADVERTISING! Where is the ROSE in this drink?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?
Well most people are happy with rose water, but for you, I’ll pluck in an actual rose LOL
This sounds quite interesting. I’ve had a couple dessert scented with rose water, but never a drink. Your drink is a beautiful drink. A lovely color.
If you have enjoyed rose desserts you will love this drink. I think it is even more subtle here.
Sorry you picked up a stomach bug! Those are nasty — I know, I know. 🙁 Anyway, wonderful looking beverage! Lotta flavor in this — thanks.
yeah, saw doc, bed rest and a liquid diet. I can’t even drink my pretty pink drink 🙁 lol.
Ugh, I’m so sorry that you got a nasty case of Montezuma’s revenge. Hope you’re fully recovered very soon!
P.S. what beautiful drink, but not idea for what’s ailing you!
Just back from doc, severe gastroenteritis, and more tests to follow to rule out (unlikely) bugs. Plus a liquid diet for the next days. Yep this drink is not ideal right now…..but I crave it!
Hope you had a great time in Mexico!
Have never had this, but I do love the aroma of rose water…wish I could have a sip 🙂
Thank Angie, great trip but recovering still health wise. Got to try it drink, so great for summer to come, and pretty 😀