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Dodol

Dodol is a sweet toffee-like confection, popular in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines (especially in the Ilocos Region in Luzon and the provinces Lanao del Norte and Lanao del Sur in Mindanao), Singapore, Sri Lanka and Burma, where it is called mont kalama. It is made with coconut milk, jaggery, and rice flour, and is sticky, thick and sweet.

In Muslim majority countries, such as Indonesia and Malaysia, dodol is commonly served during festivals such as Eid ul-Fitr and Eid al-Adha as sweet treats for children. The Betawi people takes pride in making home made dodol during the Eid ul-Fitr, where families members will gather together to make dodol. The town of Garut in West Java is the main production center of dodol in Indonesia. Many flavors of dodol are available, including a durian flavor called lempuk, which is available in Asian food stores. In Malaysia, it is quite popular amongst the eastern states, such Kelantan and Terengganu, while in Indonesia durian dodol is popular in Medan and other Sumatran cities. It is also popular among the Roman Catholics from the west coastal Indian the former Estado da Índia Portuguesa, which includes East Indians of Mumbai, state of Goa and the city of Manglore. It is common fare on the streets of Zanzibar, sold as halva. Dodol has also made its way to some Middle Eastern countries, including Iran.


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