Saturday, 5 April 2008

Asam boi ice cream anyone?

A couple of weeks ago, I mooted the idea of a BBGS clubhouse and asked you girls what type of food we should serve. One item that kept coming up was "asam boi" ice cream. Here's a peek at the amusing discussion thread that has developed around this almost-extinct delicacy...

Anonymous (12 March 08)
Many flavors of ice-cream Malaysia.. i.e: asam boi, kacang merah, barli.

Hamizah (18 March 08)
Also "asam boi ice-cream" uncle. I love the fact that the ice cream is fat & juicy rather than the thin one that we use to have.

Joanna (18 March 08)
What is this asam boi ice cream I keep hearing about? I don't remember an ice cream man..where got? Someone help refresh my memory please?

Anonymous (5 April 08)
Oh my dear Joanna.. How can u forget the 'asam boi' ice cream? The uncle's ice container was just in front of the water stall.. He will cut the top of the ice cream and wrap it with nicely cut newspaper.. Seriously, we can't get that elsewhere.. Hey..! Prefects helped the water stall auntie right? So, the uncle was right in front of you.

Hmmm...I vaguely re-collect an ice-cream man selling tubes of flavoured water. But I don't remember eating very much of it. Maybe I was too busy doing prefects' duty at recess time..ha..ha..

Do many of you remember eating this asam boi ice cream?
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember the asam boi ice cream - more like ice lolly. And the drinks aunty is a fierce looking lady. She's the book shop lady (Daisy's) mother in law isn't she?

6 April 2008 06:05

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, during my time ( 86 - 96 ) the ice cream stall was attended by a very nice old lady. I don't quite recall the Asam Boi Ice Cream but I do remember the type that you scoop up on a cone and she will stick it with peanuts. Yum!

I remember the Fierce Drink Aunty. She always ensure that her hair is Dye Black and you hardly ever see her without a comb and a hand mirror.

7 April 2008 17:26

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't remember any asam boi ice lolly in our school canteen either. Joanna, probably there was none during our time (I'm one year your senior)..

7 April 2008 21:27

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

YES i remember the ice-cream uncle. And YES the asam boi ice-lollies too! He would cut off the top of the plastic with his little blade and hand it wrapped in his cut newspaper. After few years he died and the ice-cream stall/box was handled by his daughter, who looked very much like him!!! Memorieeeeesss ....

7 April 2008 22:37

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't remember the fierce drink lady but i remember the lady at the bookstore/co-op who did not smile too much :-( ... 1987-1991

I live in Dsara Heights and bumped into Ms. Yap few times with her dog! This was few years ago around 2003 ... she claims she remembers me but actually she mistook me for my cousin who also went to BBGS. But nevertheless, she remembered! Guess partly the reason was both our fathers were chairman of the PIBG for several years, thats why! She looked great with jet-black hair :-) ...

7 April 2008 22:42

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Blogger Chad & Sharon Adelman said...

Yeah, I have no recollection of the ice cream man. My time, I think there was an ice cream old lady. She has the worst mood swings. I do remember the ferocious drink lady, grouchy and all. But I DO love the grass jelly drink that she always made and have the prefects serve us..... so thank , prefects.

5 January 2009 03:46

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Anonymous harrie said...

Yeah..I remember that thirst quenching asam boi ice lollies from the ice-cream uncle. I remember we would crush the ice lolly and slowly suck the juice until the ice becomes tasteless... Yummy!!! Hey... I missed my school bus because of that 'k...:P

11 January 2009 19:31

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Anonymous Poesy said...

My favourite up till today but have not ventured to make it myself. I did find someone who can make an assam boi mixture that closely resembled the right taste!!

12 February 2009 13:12

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I remember the asam boi ice cream - more like ice lolly. And the drinks aunty is a fierce looking lady. She's the book shop lady (Daisy's) mother in law isn't she?

Anonymous said...

Well, during my time ( 86 - 96 ) the ice cream stall was attended by a very nice old lady. I don't quite recall the Asam Boi Ice Cream but I do remember the type that you scoop up on a cone and she will stick it with peanuts. Yum!

I remember the Fierce Drink Aunty. She always ensure that her hair is Dye Black and you hardly ever see her without a comb and a hand mirror.

Anonymous said...

I don't remember any asam boi ice lolly in our school canteen either. Joanna, probably there was none during our time (I'm one year your senior)..

Anonymous said...

YES i remember the ice-cream uncle. And YES the asam boi ice-lollies too! He would cut off the top of the plastic with his little blade and hand it wrapped in his cut newspaper. After few years he died and the ice-cream stall/box was handled by his daughter, who looked very much like him!!! Memorieeeeesss ....

Anonymous said...

I don't remember the fierce drink lady but i remember the lady at the bookstore/co-op who did not smile too much :-( ... 1987-1991

I live in Dsara Heights and bumped into Ms. Yap few times with her dog! This was few years ago around 2003 ... she claims she remembers me but actually she mistook me for my cousin who also went to BBGS. But nevertheless, she remembered! Guess partly the reason was both our fathers were chairman of the PIBG for several years, thats why! She looked great with jet-black hair :-) ...

Chad & Sharon Adelman said...

Yeah, I have no recollection of the ice cream man. My time, I think there was an ice cream old lady. She has the worst mood swings. I do remember the ferocious drink lady, grouchy and all. But I DO love the grass jelly drink that she always made and have the prefects serve us..... so thank , prefects.

harrie said...

Yeah..I remember that thirst quenching asam boi ice lollies from the ice-cream uncle. I remember we would crush the ice lolly and slowly suck the juice until the ice becomes tasteless... Yummy!!! Hey... I missed my school bus because of that 'k...:P

Poesy said...

My favourite up till today but have not ventured to make it myself. I did find someone who can make an assam boi mixture that closely resembled the right taste!!