3 reasons why you should eat your ABC

The Ice Kacang, aka ABC, aka Air Batu Campur is a MUST in any hot city experiencing scorching weather. Here in KL, temperatures can get up to 40 degrees Celsius, and some days are so humid it can give new meaning to the expression ” Hotter than the hottest day in hell”.

Oh yes. Humidity so thick, you could flay it from your skin with a butter knife.


Ice kacang is a dessert served in Malaysia and isΒ  sweet-tasting and is primarily ice served with sweet flavoured syrup and jelly. A special machine is used to shave the ice and give it that characteristically ‘snowy’ texture’. Lots of delicious things go into the ice kacang mainly attap chee (palm seed), red beans, sweet corn, grass jelly, cubes of agar agar and cendol form the base. Evaporated milk, condensed milk, or coconut milk is drizzled over the mountain of ice not forgetting the aromatic gula melaka syrup.

Now the 3 reasons why the Ice Kacang from Ah Keong’s ABC is so special and unique and makes in my favourite are:

1. The ice kacang comes topped off with long, julienned coconut strips of the youngest , most delicious coconut flesh, that not many other shops offer or do.


2. This ice – kacang has enough ingredients in it to make it not only a superb thirst quencher, but also a hearty dessert meal. You will leave feeling satiated and full, getting your money’s worth.


3. This stall also offers cendol, and both the Ice Kacang and the cendol are drizzled with the thickest, freshest coconut milk and gula melaka sugar that is hard to top. None of that fake packet coconut milk that some shops use, ever!Β 


And those my friends, are the 3 reasons why I eat Ah Keong’s ABC!

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Ah Keong’s ABC is located in front of 7-Eleven,
Jalan Padang Belia, Brickfields, KL.
Closes at 7pm.
Google Maps – Ah Keong’s ABC


  1. i love ais kacang even on a cold and rainy evening! πŸ˜€

  2. OK, I’m sold – i want those coconut strips NOW!

  3. Oh wow! Coconut strips on ice kacang??? YUMMY!!! At 1st sight, I thought that was tai-bak (another Malaccan dessert), but as I read your description, I was “wow-ed”. I’m gonna try it out soon!!! πŸ˜€ Hope u’re keeping well, Mei!

  4. So cooling…slurp~

  5. coconut flesh! i’ve never tried any with coconut flesh like that. i need this now!!!

  6. And I just had the Penang Road one 2 days ago :) Yumm!

  7. aiyoo..wish to get a bowl now..to cool of my temparature down..so freaking hot out there~

  8. I love mine simple… just the cendol. (What to do, Melaka boy ma…) πŸ˜€

  9. Oh.. so this is the ABC es kacang…. a bit different than ours here in Indonesia. This kind of es is called es campur, and there’s another one called es shanghai :)

  10. This is new! coconut strips! lovely for a hot day.

  11. yummilicious…….tea time stop at Mr Chiam’s famous pisang goreng n sweet potato n yam glutinous rice cake (Opposite YMCA, in front of Yit Sieang Coffee Shop)*wallop pisang goreng 1st at d road side then “take away”*. My “GPS” wil on default n lead me 2 Ah Keong’s ABC, “tambah kelapa!” Tat’s my simple weekly ritual of a perfect “high tea combo.” Bliss……..

  12. I thought that strap was from crab.
    Ice with coconut………… I should live in Malaysia aren’t I? and live near you!


  13. Still, I can’t seem to favour strips of buah pala in my ABC, for they remind me of the nutmeg oil aroma. Yucks.

  14. oh man, heavenly!!! the young coconut strips!
    Bring me here now!! *drooool*

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