18 Apr '11, 1am

Does anyone remember the traditional ice ball?

Does anyone remember the traditional ice ball?

For dessert, I ordered …. guess what, ice ball! It was a wonderful surprise seeing Ice Ball or 冰球 advertised from this push cart (they also sold Cheng Teng). Now, this is really a 1960s dessert considered extinct in Singapore today. Before the man moulded the ice into a ball, I checked his ice shaver. Disappointingly or rather luckily, it was not the first or second generation kind blogged by Chun See. I was a little surprised when the lady (who took over from the man) poured syrups of different colour (four of them) over the ball. Why? The first time I heard of ice ball was from my dad, many years ago. We were buying Chendol from Hollywood Desserts at Bedok Interchange Food Centre (back then it was probably called Hawker Centre) and he told me he used to buy from them outside Hollywood Cinema at Tanjong Katong. I think he was a student then so it must be during mid or...

Full article: http://yesterday.sg/lifestyle/where-can-you-find-ice-ball...

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