Daily Post – Ice Kacang — Who Would of Thought?

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Ok Ok, so I thought about this…. and  my first one wasn’t exactly well thought out- there actually was one food that I had that was absolutely completely bizarre to me.  BUT, it is a staple dessert in Malaysia!

I went to Malaysia for the month of March.   I have never been there before and it was absolutely amazing.

There is a dessert called – Ice Kacang!  Also known as ABC in some areas.

This dessert has an assortment of things in it – nothing that I would ever imagine putting in a dessert!  But everyone there seems to love it.

So the ingredients are:

  • Crushed Ice
  • Coconut Sugar
  • Brown Sugar
  • Condensed Milk
  • Canned Red Beans
  • Cream Style Sweat Corn
  • Grass Jelly Pieces
  • Attap Chee (Palm Nuts) – optional
  • ice cream – optional

Now, I would never think of eating a dessert like this.  It just seems like a weird combination to put together.  Corn with shaved ice?  Red Beans with shaved ice?  And those Jelly pieces — they looked like worms to me.  But, I guess you never know what something is going to taste like unless you try it!

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(found on – http://www.photoblog.com/chanchiewsoo/2008/09/22/durian-abc.html)

So, again, I would say — never judge a book by it’s cover.

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10 thoughts on “Daily Post – Ice Kacang — Who Would of Thought?”

  1. Most Asian countries have their variation on this. So good, not overly sweet and can be subtle on thr flavors!

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  2. Yeah, my mom is from Malaysia and has always talked about it when I grew up, I just never experienced it til I went there. I have never seen it here in the US. I cant imagine any of my friends even dreaming of wanting to try it. When I showed them pictures and told them about it they were shocked!

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  3. I love ice kacang!!! My mother introduced me to it, and from then on, I have never been able to have a snow cone without comparing it to ice kacang… 🙂

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