Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Eating my way through Southeast Asia - Chapter 2: The not so tasty...

Unfortunately, not everything was quite so delicious in Singapore. Ice Kachang is a popular dessert in Singapore (and Malaysia). It is a cup of shaved ice which is then drizzled with brightly colored flavored syrups and topped with the customer's choice of toppings. Sounds pretty familiar, doesn't it? I thought so, too, and was expecting a slight variation on a Sno-Cone sort of experience.

Here are the photos that LYL took of me trying Ice Kachang for the first (and only) time.

The Ice Kachang "menu" at the hawker center, depicting all of the fabulous concoctions that they offer.

An upclose look at the toppings. Ice Kachang is most often topped with beans, corn, aloe vera gelatin, grass jelly and other exotic tastes.

We watch as she makes the Ice Kachang.

And now, the tasting:

Husband takes the first bite. He hates it.

Despite his unkind reaction, I bravely take the plunge.

It's... interesting. Feeling adventurous, I go back for another spoonful.

Never mind, it is flat out gross!

Husband says "I told you so" as I try to wash away the taste.

I wish I had never tried Ice Kachang!

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