Modern day Ice ball S$2.50
When I was five and studying in a kindergarten, my pocket money was 10 cents. Across the street from the kindergarten was a lady selling ice balls (sng wang) and ice kachang at her stall. An ice ball cost 5 cents, half of my pocket money. :(
Uncle drizzling colourful syrup on my ice ball
My Mom used to warn me against eating cold or frozen food. But I couldn't resist the colourful ice balls. Which kid can resist? Once in a while I would buy one. I made sure I wash my hands and mouth properly before going home. But alas, I always got caught. My Mom was too smart. Inevitably, I would get a good scolding and no pocket money for a day. sigh......
Suck the syrup from the ice ball first...
Actually, it is tricky eating this ice ball. The ice melts in the warmth of your palms and the colourful syrup would drip all over my hands and my uniform. My uniform, streaked with colourful syrup, gave me away. :D
I enjoy sucking the sweet syrup and condensed milk from the ice ball and then eating the ice to reach the filling in the centre. Yes, it is sickly sweet. :D
after eating half of the ice, you reveal the yummy filling
Ahhhhhh! The 'jewels' at the centre of the ice ball! It is filled with red beans and the translucent white fruit called attap chi (palm seeds). *slurp*
Ice balls cost 5 cents decades ago, now it costs S$2.50. Price rises 50 times!!! o_o
At a recent dinner invitation, I was ecstatic to discover that ice ball is being sold at Singapore Food Trail.
For a taste of the good old days, visit :
Singapore Food Trail
The charm of Singapore in the 1960s
Located at: Level 1, #01-09/10/11/12Singapore Flyer
1) Mon – Fri
10.30am – 10.30pm
2) Fri – Sun
10.30am – 11.30pm
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