Wednesday, May 13, 2009

I Want Ice Kachang

I'm giddy with excitement right now, the reason being: I've just confirmed the flight for my home visit. This means, if everything goes well, I will be back home in Singapore from 25th July - 15th August. I will be spending the Singapore National Day on my native soil. I feel very patriotic right now. :)

Need to make a list of things to eat when I'm home. I have decided the first thing I want to eat when I touch down in Singapore is Ice Kachang. Ice kachang is shaved ice flavoured with syrup, mixed with sweetcorn, redbean, palm seed, grass jelly, agar-agar cubes at the bottom. I love it when they add the condensed milk liberally. It's cold and sweet - the taste I want for a homecoming.

I know it's only May right now, but I am looking forward to going home. More than the food, I miss the people that I care about back home. I miss the crazy girls at my old work-place who dedicated a cupcake to me - because we used to share cupcakes during lunch.

Can't wait.

19 comments:

Bybee said...

I'm happy you're getting a break from your current situation. Ice Kachang sounds wonderful.

Dark Orpheus said...

Bybee - if you ever travel to either Malaysia or Singapore - you have to try the ice kachang. It's a simple iced dessrt - but it's one of the fondest memory where I grew up.

Or you can try the chendol.:)

Anonymous said...

hi, glad to hear that you are coming home. i love ice kachang. did you ever try peanut ice kachang at Tanjong Pagar? it is good too. it doesnt melt easily and stay cool for along time. Enjoy yourself ; ) quietletters

Ah Leng said...

Mari Kita Rakyat Singapura..........blah blah blah. That's like the only line i can remember (but canot understand what it means), in support of your patriotism. :)

Dark Orpheus said...

quietletters - er - peanut ice kachang? how is it like? Can meh? Will definitely try to enjoy myself.

Ah Leng - Hey, these 7 months away from home, I finally understand what it means to be Singaporean. I want to just come home.

Will message you on Facebook when I come back. I lost all the phone numbers on my mobile.

Anonymous said...

they just add crushed peanut on top of the ice kachang. peanut lovers would love it. i prefer the orginal ice kachang, i just eat the peanut real quickly and enjoy the rest of the ice kachang ; ) there are two stores at tanjong pagar market. try annie.just an option if you are happened to be around that area. have fun and enjoy whatever you do. quietletters ; )

Ah Leng said...

I go eat ice kachang with you lah, i like it too, especially in our hot weather. Yum! But i only put corn as the ingredient as i don't like the others.

Dark Orpheus said...

quietletters - I will definitely ask around about the ice kachang at Tanjong Pagar. Thanks. :)

Ah Leng - not need so grudging, hor. I can find other people to go eat with me, okay? :)

Ah Leng said...

Where got grudging? I do like ice kachang but i always tell the stall to put only corn mah. :) See lah, now i also feel like eating it.

Dark Orpheus said...

Ah Leng - Okay lah. Let's so check out the peanut ice kachang at Tanjong Pagar. Please help recce for me first as to its location. :)

serene said...

I second the peanut ice-kacang suggestion- soooo goood... and yes, lots of syrup and evaporated milk on mine please :) This is what I do before every one of our trips home- make a long list of all the local food we want to eat and systematically cross them out one by one. On top of my list is always Hokkien Mee and bak chor mee. What else are you craving? Rojak? (can you have the shrimp paste?)

Dark Orpheus said...

serene - actually, I recently fell off the wagon on vegetarianism. It's too difficult to keep to a vegetarian diet over here.

Anonymous said...

hi, hope this will help if you feel like giving the peanut ice kachang a try: http://www.hungrygowhere.com/singapore/annie_s_peanut_ice_kachang/

http://www.hungrygowhere.com/restaurant_gallery.php?recordid=37699&pid=8804&offset=&type=user

nearest mrt: Tanjong Pagar. fyi, it is hawker centre on the 2nd level, market on the 1st level so expect to get warm.; ) quietletters

Ah Leng said...

I've been there, Annie's Peanut Ice Kachang at the hawker centre in Tanjong Pagar, Level 2.

Dark Orpheus said...

Quietletters - thanks. I'm going to force Ah Leng to be my guide there. :D

Ah Leng - you know the way you bring me, okay?

Message me your mobile number leh. I lost everybody's number.

Doc Martian said...

i have to drive 150 miles if i want ice kachang... its only 2.95 for a double if i do though. hee hee hee.

http://www.belacangrill.com/menu.pdf

Ah Leng said...

I emailed you my mobile number, did you receive? Or did you keep your S'pore number so i can just sms?

Heather said...

EXCITING!!!

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