I was tagged by “kah jie” WMW on describing one of my favourite food few days ago. I usually just know how to eat, what to eat and where to eat but now that you ask me “What’s my favourite food?”, I’ll be like “Errr…. wait a minute” or “Darn, lemme think about it”!
My answer? Ais Kacang, that’s it.
When I was in primary school, I used to went for tuition classes in town at night. My mom’s ex-boss (I just call her Auntie) will come and pick me after my class ended at 10pm, as her house is nearby to my tuition centre. Sometimes, she’ll bring me to Tong Sui Kai for dessert before my dad come to her house to bring me home. As a kid, I like all things associated with ice and peanuts. That’s how I started to fall in love with ais kacang until now.
The colourful presentation of the ais kacang mostly are derived from the ingredients used such as grass jelly (black), cendol (green), sweet cream corn (yellow), red bean/kidney bean (maroon), jellies (red, yellow, green), sago(translucent white), peanuts (beige), red syrup (pinkish red) and gula melaka (brown). As the ingredients varies from one stall to another, some people also add in attap chee or palm fruit, nata de coco (white), fruits, chocolate syrup and Sarsaparilla (Sarsi) syrup. According to floggers from Penang , Jian and Durianberry, you won’t find any ais kacang with gula melaka in Penang as most ais kacang vendors there are using the Sarsaparilla syrup and red syrup.
Proposition: What is your favorite food in your state or country? Requirements: Find some info about the food and show delicious pictures of it. Quantity: FIVE PEOPLE. Tag Mode: You leave their blog and post link and add to the list below.
- Mybabybay loves Asam Laksa from Penang, Malaysia
- JustMyThoughts loves Penang Char Koay Teow
- My Lil Venture loves Laksa Sarawak
- Monterssorimum loves Teluk Intan Chee Cheong Fun
- Chinnee loves Melaka Wan Tan Mee
- PeimunLeah loves Hakka Lei Cha
- Hui Sia
- Karen loves Pan Mee
- Something about Lai loves Crispy duck skin from China
- Simple American loves Cheese Enchiladas
- Nicole Tan loves Char Tau Kueh
- Velverse loves Otak-otak
- Kenny Ng loves Jawa Mee
- Fatty Poh loves Nasi Dagang Kelantan
- wmw loves Kuih Tutu
- Jason loves Ais Kacang
Now, I shall pass the tagging-thingie to the next five bloggers: