Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Singapore Food Trail - Ice Ball

The highlight of our visit to Singapore Food Trail was these ice balls. We ordered four of these to the delight of the stallholder. Yummy. Ice Ball has a long history. It now costs $2.50 for one, the last time I remembered I only paid ten cents for it hahaha. That was when I was in Primary School. Ice Ball was ice shavings shaped into a ball, inside are some red bean (used to be beans not bean paste as you can see from the below video) and some syrup and coconut milk poured all over the ice ball. They now served them in bowl with a spoon but we used to hold the ice ball in our hands and suck the ice ball.

Am so glad Ice Ball made a come back. During the 60s Ice Ball was popular with school children, I rembered I share one ice ball with my class mate, we each paid five cents for the cost of the ten cents ice ball and have the stall holder saw the ice ball into half hahahaha. You should have see the mini saw that he used to saw the ice ball, all the water caused the saw to rust, wondered why we were so healthy back then, we dont fall sick that often and never need to see any doctor. If today we were to see any stallholder using rusty utensils to whip out their food, they will sure get a fine lol.

Short video of making of ice balls.

Do remember to try out the ice ball if you visit the Singapore Food Trail. Best to eat the ice ball by holding the ice ball in the plastic sheet with your hands and suck the ice. It is not the same feeling if you will to eat the ice ball with the spoon. Am sure those in my generation born before the late 60s will remember the fond memories of childhood when sucking the ice ball by holding it in both hands.

1 comment:

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

This was fascinating and I will pass on the information to our daughter who is far more likely to come across an ice ball than us when she is next in Singapore.