Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Weng Kee Ice Kacang – PJ Old Town.

This is my favorite Ice Kacang stall. Located in PJ Old Town’s food court next to the bus terminal, this stall is often crowded with people ordering ice kacang or even red bean ice to eat in and/or take-away. Personally, most of the Ice Kacangs I’ve tasted are much more or less the same. I mean, just how different can a bowl of Ice Kacang get besides the usual offerings of shaved ice, condensed milk, rose syrup, gula melaka, corn, cendol, red bean and grass jelly? Of course, in some places, I’ve experienced “Nam Yue” peanuts (appetizers in Chinese Restaurants), kidney beans, “agar-agar”, flax seeds and even raisins. This stall however, “enlightened” me with its good balance of ingredients and taste.

After a not so satisfying dim sum brunch at Oriental Pavilion PJ on Independence Day, this place was unanimously voted as our next destination to give our taste buds a proper closing, at least until dinner. Parking is a bit of a hassle as there are only limited spots in the market compound. If your search fails, try the perimeters of the market or even the houses.

Visually, the ice kacang here is identical to what you get from food courts and dessert houses but this one is simply delicious, neither too sweet nor plain, it’s just more satisfying than others. I have experienced before, a couple of times when I just couldn’t finish the bowl I ordered but not in this place. The usual ingredients are found here, syrup, milk, gula melaka, corn, red bean, grass jelly and cendol. Thankfully, kidney beans are not available here. I just don’t like it.

The serving isn’t too big, but definitely sufficient to cure your cold-dessert cravings after a meal; whether you’re drinking it from the bowl after the stir-till-melt technique or straight from the carve. Definitely worth a try.
This was taken after a few big scoops....

Boh Liao!!!..... all slurped up in less than 20 minutes.

My Tummy rating: 8.7/10

13 comments:

Kok said...

fezzaboy,
I haven't had any chendol for half a year liao! Arghhh..I'm missing it!

New Kid on the Blog said...

Ice Kacang... Prefer Wolley Food Court in Ipoh!!! Better than Penang one lor!!!

KampungboyCitygal said...

yeah i hate kidney beans too!! agree with new kid on the blog, wolley's ice kacang has got Sarsi..so old school

Big Boys Oven said...

I really miss my favourite ice kacang..... huge mountain of scrapped ice top with colourful syrups.

fatboybakes said...

TWENTY MINUTES? aiyoooooo!!!!
that's slow la. i think i'd have walloped it in 5 minutes. twenty minutes, wont it have gone warm?

jason said...

Hahaha~~~ Always lurve ais kacang

MeiyeN said...

i didn't know there's a bus terminal in pj old town! is da food court near to da big market?

durianberry said...

Mmm.. so refreshing! I love kidney beans though :) It feels incomplete without them in my bowl

wmw said...

Try the last stall at SS2 Medan Selera, not bad too.

Judy said...

So many recommendations here from your readers, I'm confused now.

Yours look nice though.

sc said...

ah the famous and delicious ais kacang..

~Christine~Leng said...

yups.. my favourite ice kacang stall too! Ah.. tasty and cooling ice kacang from weng kee.. It's been a while since I last visited.

Fezzaboy said...

Well i just got back from Penang, and i don't really fancy those with Sarsi syrup in it...

This one's just nice for me...

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