Sunday, August 12, 2007

ABC

The good old fashion ice kacang

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ice kacang or Ais kacang (
Chinese: 红豆冰; Pinyin: hóngdòu bing; literally "red bean ice"), is a dessert served in Malaysia and Singapore. It is also known as air batu campur (ABC) in Malay. It is sweet-tasting and is primarily ice served with sweet flavoured syrup and jelly. The word Kacang is a Malay word for bean, and the word "ais" is a translation of the english term "ice".
Formerly, it was made of only shaved ice and red beans. Today, ice kachang generally comes in bright colours, and with different fruit cocktails and dressings. Several varieties have also been introduced which contain
aloe vera in some form or another, such as in jelly form. Often, a large serving of attap chee (palm seed), red beans, sweetcorn, grass jelly, cubes of agar agar and chendol form the base. Evaporated milk is drizzled over the mountain of ice. To cater to the palates of the modern customer, some stalls have even introduced novelty toppings like durian, chocolate syrup and ice cream. There are also versions that shun the multi-coloured syrup and are served with just a drizzling of gula melaka syrup instead.


The ABC after 2 mouthfuls, got to eat it fast in this heat...

This small bowl was packed with red beans, corn kernels, cendol, leong foon (grass jelly), jelly, peanuts and ideal milk. The best of all....was the oh so delicious pandan flavoured gula melaka syrup wrapping the whole icy concoction, so good for this blistering heat...It was not overly sweet and the only complaint - no crunch in the peanuts.

This is where you can find it; the corner stall at this Kedai Kopi Radiant Asia at Foh Sang, Luyang.

4 comments:

Terri @ hungerhunger said...

just 2day i was asking my sons if they know where to get d best ice kacang--its been unbearably hot recently (wish it would rain).one place i know NOT to eat ABC is Yoyo n all those bubble tea places b/c Taiwanese ABC is just shaved ice n beans.

The Drool Team said...

Not too sure whether it's the best but that's just d way we like it. U can also try d corner 'leong char' shop near Kuo Ming in Sunny Garden.

Anonymous said...

Growing up in Malacca, my family would take me to the coffee shop at about 3.00pm when the afternoon heat was as bad as it could get, and we'd have the ABC. Definitely one of my fonder memories, until I had food poisoning from it one day :p, then not so fantastic anymore. lol.

Since then, we've tried all kinds of abc, from the normal conventional mount fuji version, to the cendol mount fuji version, to the ice ball (ice kapak) that one sucks the sweetness from a ball of delight. :p

Growing up in Malaysia is d'best. Food was amazing.

br//lcchan

The Drool Team said...

yeah, and the rainbow-colored ice lolipop in plastic tubes?? d things we do to cool down in this scorching heat...