Bandrek is a traditional drink that is distinguished by it’s hot, sweet and spicy taste. It’s origins are from the highlands in Betawi in western Java. The native people there use it to keep them warm during cold weather periods and at night. Bandrek is also believed to heal cold related illness such as soar throats and fevers. Some of the locals like to add things such as milk, condensed milk, coffee or just sugar to sweeten it more.
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