Entry Number 031: Ice Shave Treats of Singapore

Ice kachang literally meaning “bean ice“, is a Malaysian dessert which is also common in Singapore and Brunei.


Traditionally, an ice shaving machine is used to churn out the shaved ice used in the dessert, originally hand cranked but now more often motorised. Many Southeast Asian coffee shops, hawker centres, and food courts offer this dessert.

They are as sweet as they are colorful. They are usually served with sweet bean pastes, whole beans, grass jellies and a vanilla syrup that reminds me of the Philippines’ “Sago at Gulaman” but with more things added into it.

One order of these goodies ranges from 10 S$ to 35S$ depending on the add-ons to it.



Look at that! Perfect to beat the summer heat, yes?


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