Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Cool Stuff on a Hot Day! - RT/ WW


Colourful Ice Kacang!!

I dislike having to eat the ice to get to the bottom for the attap chee (palm seeds). I would dig a hole at the side to look for them. hehe ...........


An old ice shaving machine

I was so happy to see this old ice shaving machine. It reminded me of my childhood in the village.



Wahhhhhh............. Remember these bottles of soft drinks!?

I come from a poor family. When I was a kid, I didn't have money to buy these drinks. Every year, my brothers and I would look forward to Chinese New Year because we would be served these soft drinks at our relatives' houses. One year of waiting, our necks were like the giraffe's. haha .....

We were happy to drink F&N orange ....



but we loved to visit the well-to-do relatives and my Dad's employers because we could drink Coke!

Now that I could afford all these soft drinks, I don't drink them. I don't encourage my son and students to drink these too. Stick to plain water, ok? :)






First Commenter - Ivon

54 comments:

  1. Shaved ice is awesome regardless of which village we come from. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Ice Kacang looks colorful and tasty :)

    The old ice shaving machine is so interesting, I have never seen one like it!!

    Water is good for you...diet coke is more fun though :)

    Happy RT!!
    fire run

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  3. Ha! Am I finally the first comment here? ;)

    That icee looks sooooo good, and reminds me of the snow cones we used to get in the summertime.
    All it is is shaved ice with flavored syrup poured over it. My favorite flavor is always the blue colored ones!

    Yeah, soda is bad, bad, bad, but I still love a Coca Cola every now and then! ;)

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  4. I miss those old fashion bottled drinks! Ya, me too - we would have to wait until CNY to drink those F&N orange.

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  5. I am freezing looking at your ice ! We have -4°C today ! not really suitable for ice cream

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  6. Wah! Those things sure bring back memories of my childhood.

    I remember buying the bottled drinks and collecting to cap to play with them.

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  7. I remember one bottle used to cost 60 cents and it was such a treat for me to buy them.
    Nowadays, I don't care much for them except for the odd 100-plus only. :D

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  8. Hi!
    As usual, you are way ahead of me with your post. It was interesting to read about your childhood; what was expensive and longed for.
    Best wishes,
    Anna

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  9. That looks so refreshing!!!

    My R T is posted...it's all about Pecan Toffee Bark today. Come over and I'll share a piece with you...

    HOMEMADE TOFFEE

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  10. Hi ECL, so long to wait for this box to open!

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  11. I love ABC, but today I started my diet la ECL... no sweet desserts for me huhuhuhu! :)

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  12. Enjoy ur ABC.. it's plain ole diet coke for me! :)

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  13. I love the chendol at Gek Yong stall in Eunos hawker centre beside MRT.. all yummies including ice kachang are sold at 1 buck only and they are really yummy!

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  14. Coke is too sweet for my liking :D

    Ice kacang over Coke anytime! :P

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  15. Wah ice kacang! Long time din have them. Soft drinks... ahem... I dont really have them often but once in a while, why not? I prefer yoghurt drinks!! :P

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  16. Those old soft drink bottles are rare these days! But hey, I drank coke from those old coke glass bottles when I was holidaying in Phuket. Wonder how come they still have it there whereas I cannot seem to find those glass bottled coke in KL?

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  17. Yesssss! How I loved Ice Kachang too and there's really nothing else like it in the world.
    With lots of evaporated milk topping!
    I also loved Ice Kachang's sister dish Chendol! Good grief things were different then and we had no hygiene qualms like today.
    Yes its true soft drinks were a luxury. I used to crave for 7Up and Kickapoo JoyJuice. I noticed Yeo's soya bean drink in the picture. Used to love that too.

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  18. Used to love shaved ice, ecl! Don't get it around here much anymore... Yes, do dress in RED Christmas ribbon for your hubby and let me know how it works out :wink: :)

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  19. The first shot has my mouth watering. Good post.

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  20. that ice kakang is interesting but i couldnt eat all of those! thanks much for sharing :)

    u may view mine here

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  21. Yes, plain water is the best. Healthy and easily available. I am grateful that my generation have access to many things that were considered luxurious in my grandparents' and parents' times.

    Then again, I wonder what I may have been missing.

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  22. Shaved ice with all those red rose syrups shaped into a ball were my favorite as a child. I even bought a shave ice machine exactly like this during my younger days for my ice kacang. Those bottle drinks can still be found in Bali when I was there last year.

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  23. i eat ice kachang the same way - we will fight if we share one ice kachang some day.

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  24. Isn't it ironic that before we lok forward having those junkies and now completely trying to stay away from those? I like 7up and mirinda =)

    happy wednesday to you! night night ECL!

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  25. Wow that Ice Kacang is enormous! I don't drink soft drinks like that anymore myself. happy weekend

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  26. Brrrr... it's too cold to think about iced drinks here tonight. I'd like it in August though ;).

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  27. That looks so beautifully presented--and delicious.

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  28. I am not a big fan of soft drinks :)

    I'm going to have my own dose of ice shavings when it's summer here in Manila. That will be just 3 months away!

    I played as well -> http://www.reejane.com

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  29. The old-fashioned manual operated machines like the ice-shaver are now replaced with plastics.

    Great to see the old stuff that reminds our simple life long ago.

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  30. Oh those bottles! I was lucky because my dad worked for Coke when I was a kid, so free stock for us! And maybe that's why I still love soft drinks till now, lol.

    I haven't seen GreenSpot and 7up in bottles for years now...

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  31. Hot day??? Are your seasons different that ours?? Is that a stupid question? Happy WW:)

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  32. oh, i remember those soft drinks bottle. hardly sees them nowadays..hehe..

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  33. I think we are from the same generation, last time we get to eat the good stuffs only during CNY , Hari Raya,Christmas. Nowadays the younger generations get to eat out so often that some dishes doesn't taste so special anymore, get what I mean??
    Ice kacang nowadays come with so much variety of toppings, I prefer mind plain just like this photo with lots of red beans!

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  34. F&N orange! That's my favorite too during my childhood days..

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  35. My grandmother used to have an old ice shaver very similar to this.

    Happy WW.

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  36. That is a a really interesting ice shaving machine. It looks to be in great condition. Now you have curious about what a palm seed is and how it could be better than flavored ice. Yeah I agree about drinking sodas. Water is much better for you. Once a year or so maybe, but our teeth and figures are better off with out the sugar.

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  37. Hi ECL! wahh i remember those bottles of soft drinks! ;)

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  38. wow, it's been decades since i've seen this old-fashioned shaving machine! what a cool find!

    i was a soda drinker as a child, my dad used to work in a soda company and even after he left the job, his friends there would bring us boxes of bottled soft drinks.:p good thing, i was able to kick the habit.

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  39. The shaved ice looks wonderful Great set of photos.

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  40. i just had ice kacang in Miri, not as big mountain as the one u had ler!!! ahhaa...

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  41. Ecl,
    You are right. Its better to drink plain water.Ice kachang contains a lot of sugar.

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  42. Is this wordless wednesday? I think there are too many words to qualify for WW! Haha!

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  43. Love ice kacang! Yummy!! Especially on a hot day!

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  44. I also don't like to go thorugh the mountain of tasteless ice to reach the ingredients inside! But then again, it's fun! Haha!

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  45. Oh yes! Not good to drink all those soft drinks/ carbonated drinks! Too high in sugar and other unhealthy ingredients!

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  46. Of course drink once in a while is no problem, just don;t drink them everyday or even every week! maybe once a month is OK : )

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  47. That looks so tasty...wish kacang was available here.

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  48. Hi Ms. ECL, I was glad to see your shaved ice. My grandson once had a taqueria where he sold shaved ice drinks.

    We were also very poor growing up. My dad did make some root beer. Other than that we had none. The cow gave milk or we had water. Once in a while tea.

    Happy (late) RT. Thank you for peeking in and for your nice comment about the granddaughter and Santa.
    ..
    ..

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  49. Looks refreshingly good. I saw some soda photos. The Mirinda, Coca-cola and 7-up are familiar to me. they taste good too.

    Marms

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