by Jasmine C
(Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia)
Ice ball or ais kepal.
I've been craving for Ice ball since I read an article about our Famous Penang Road Chendol from a food blogger what2see. I don't think kids nowadays have a clue about what that is. LOL! In fact myself I only had it once many many years back when im around 8 or 9 , I can't even remember anymore.
But I remember it clearly that there's a stall selling cold ice balls with rose syrup ''ang t'hng' outside the clinic in Anson Road. My grandma bought one for me, its just like ice kacang but instead of served in a bowl its made into a round shape and coated with sweet red syrup. It was Sooo GOood!
My Ah Chor's house wass located somewhere nearby in Jalan Lim Eow Thoon.And I remember that night was the Hungry Ghost Festival , the Anson Road market place is crowded from kids to old folks from the neighborhood, everyone went to watch the 'Ko Tai' (free performances to entertain the souls and 'hungry ghosts') as well as traditional opera and puppet shows.
There were many stalls selling tit bits and Super Th'ng (a Chinese dessert ) . I love those days ..I wish I could go back.
Back to the story, The Famous Cendol Stall in Penang , Even though it was really crowded, the Uncle was kind enough to make me 5 ice balls to go, it cost 90 cent each! But the memories it brings back to every adult is priceless..
At the age of 24, I'm still a big kid on sugar rush , it bring me big smile on my face to hold the cold ice ball on my hand , it makes me feel like I'm 8 again ..I love my Penang.
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