My blog falls under culinary travel so I plan to write about the foods that I am familiar with from growing up in multicultural Malaysia.
I am Chinese and was adopted by an Indian family so my food experience is the epitome of the culinary diversity in Malaysia. I hope you enjoy reading and discovering some new foods on this journey.
Let’s discuss Ais Kacang. It is shaved ice which is traditionally served with sweet red beans, sweet corn, different colored jelly, topped either with condensed or evaporated milk and a liberal drizzling of colored sugar syrup.
It is THE quintessential Malaysian dessert and if you’ve ever been to Malaysia or the tropics, you will know why this cold and refreshing dessert is so popular.
Ais Kacang is a bowl of icy, melt in your mouth goodness especially appreciated when you’re sweating buckets and in Malaysia, this can be due to humidity or the spicy foods!
The good news is that you don’t have to travel all the way to Malaysia to try this wonderful bowl of deliciousness. Malaysian restaurants are increasingly becoming popular around the world and this is a must try.
Remember: you’re no Malaysian restaurant if you don’t have this on your menu! So hurry and check out Yelp or Urbanspoon or whatever restaurant search engine you use and run; don’t walk, to try this tasty dish. Why yes, you’re very welcome! Life is short, eat dessert first!