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What more could you ask for when it’s boiling hot outside? 36˚ for pity’s sake. For those of you stuck in offices, you have no idea what 1pm is like out here in the non-aircon, non-hermetically-sealed world.
When it’s that hot, chocolate just seems wrong. Thoughts turn to to Ice Kachang (at Adam Rd if possible), Cheng Tng (at Bedok) and the newest craze in town – snow ice. Apparently, the flavour is already in the ice, then they shave it into these beautiful shapes. I know there are a few places that do this, but I’m generally at a loss to find them again. I drive by and go ‘I must remember…’ then my aging brain promptly discards the info as ‘really not that important’. So if you have encountered others, please tell me!
The only one I’ve been to is Mei Hong Yeun, in the basement of Ion, at the food court. It’s teeny-tiny so you have to wait for a table. (Why don’t they sell smaller versions of these in cups, like fro-yo, more business, less space…)
It’s so refreshingly cold! Unlike Ice Kachang, it’s really soft – it’s not ice crystals. It’s very smooth, and slow to melt.
The mango was delish – but how do you eat it without toppling the structure?
The green tea was slightly bitter and really refreshing
but this was The Bomb – chendol. Coconut ice and all the trimmings, but best of all – it comes with a squeezy bottle of gula melaka! Winner!
They’re so sculptural, so architectural, so pretty to look at. But I knew they reminded me of something else. I couldn’t think of exactly what at the time but now I have it…