There are plenty of ice kacang (shaved ice) with different variations in George Town, Penang, but one that really stands through time is found in Kek Seng coffee shop. Located along Penang Road in Georgetown and has been in business for many years.
Many people will agree that Kek Seng is the best place for ice kacang with its signature homemade colorful agar-agar jelly and durian ice cream besides other toppings of red bean and jagung (creamy corn). The bowl of ice kacang is drenched with colorful sweet sugar syrup and dose with evaporated milk.
Plate of ice kacang with two choices of ice cream @ RM3.50
Satisfying sweet sugar syrup
Besides the plate of ice kacang, we usually order their homemade durian ice cream…not only one bowl but with additional ones too. The homemade ice cream has a slightly grainy texture and very flavorful. It is available all-year round unlike the fresh durians which is only available at certain time of the year.
Best eaten fast before the ice cream melts
The famous durian ice cream sign
This two shoplot coffee shop still retained part of the ‘kocha’ (olden day) look and feel with the all-wood booths sitting places.
Many customers have the ice kacang take away. Shaved ice is drifted into the styrofoam box. Sweet sugar syrup is drizzled on, followed with toppings of red beans, jagung, and colorful jelly.
Many household would have used this agar-agar mould before
Scoops of durian ice cream and evaporated milk are added on.
Other hawker food available in the coffee shop include assam laksa, chicken rice and lorbak. Click here for the Map Location. The coffee shop is a few minutes walk from the Lam Hong Hainan Chicken Rice (Thai-style) stall.
Kek Seng Coffee Shop
382 – 384 Penang Road
Business Hour : 11am – 4.30pm
GPS Coordinates : N05 2459.4 E100 1946.5