, sirap bandung
, or air bandung
is the name of a drink popular in Malaysia
. It consists of milk
flavoured with rose cordial
syrup, giving a pink colour. The drink is an adaptation of rose milk served in IndiaNaleeza Ebrahim, Yaw Yan Yee, Singapore. Not just a good food guide
(Ed. rev. et augm.) 2007, p.253-4.
In the Malay language
, the term bandung
means "pairs", while sirap
means syrup and air
means "water". More broadly, bandung
refers to anything that is mixed from other ingredients or comes in pairs, such as the term rumah berbandung
to refer to a semi-detached
Despite the name, there is no connection to the city of Bandung
, and the drink cannot actually be found there.
is a favourite beverage in Malaysia
, especially among Malay
communities. It is usually served during wedding receptions with foods such as nasi beriani
. Modern innovations include adding grass jelly
or soda water
Street vendors began the custom of adding pink food colouring
to help buyers avoid confusing the drink with teh tarik
. As a result, bandung
now only comes in pink.
It may be bought pre-mixed or made at home.
"Bandung" was available as early as the 1960s where it was favored by the Malay community.