土曜日, 9月 10, 2005

Moh makan! (supplementary): Ais kacang

i call it ais kacang. my late mama called it ais kacang. so does my dad and the rest of the family. everyone else i know calls it air/ais batu campur or ABC for short. is it a perak thing? i don't know.

everyone has their favourite spot to get their ABC fix. i'm a meat-and-two-veg kind of chap. means that i only accept these ingredients in my ais kacang:

1. kacang (red bean, and no complains if they put actual peanuts)
2. lengkong (grass jelly)
3. agar-agar (hijau or any colour they have)
4. sirap (merah is a must, hijau is optional)
5. gula merah
6. evaporated milk (lihat bunga ni, ingat carnation, lazat rasaNIYERR...)
7. cendol is fine, but not really necessary
8. jagung

i would therefore avoid any ABC that has the word special appended to it. please lah, if i want ice cream, i'll have ice cream. not in my ais kacang. i've seen/heard of ABC's that contain:

1. buah pala
2. nangka
3. gajah
4. bicycle
5. raisins
6. banana



tonight i had ais kacang with none of the six prohibited ingredients listed above (a list which is not exhaustive). and i am not in KL.