Sunday, July 11, 2010

i scream



Ice cream is a city treat here in the Philippines.
It's a special luxury for those from the provinces.


And it's available in some interesting flavors!
Above is a photo of some of the ube (a sweet potato like root) types:
*plain ube
*ube cheese
*ube cheesecake

Also available are flavors like:
*Halo Halo (a mix of fruit and beans)
* Buko Pandan (young coconut with a green leafy plant)
*Mais-Queso (corn and cheese)
*Avacado
*Jackfruit with cashew, taro and coconut
*Mango
*Coconut Yam Paradise


Above is a popsicle-like dessert in Sweet Corn and Red Bean flavors.
Yum!
I'm probably making you so hungry!

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One day I stopped in at a store down the street to buy some vanilla ice cream. There were two vanilla containers in the freezer, and I picked up the one that looked less icy. At the counter, the checker popped open the top. The contents didn't match the lid! She called another employee, and he raced to the freezer to pull out the other vanilla for me, which, to my relief, really was vanilla.

Would it ever occur to you to check something like that? Obviously it wasn't the first mix-up they'd had. The next time I buy ice cream I'll be a little wiser.


7 comments:

Heritage Clan said...

Past Saturday, Kevin and I had mango ice cream, deep fried in batter, with coconut & chocolate sauce, and flambe'ed in rum!! We love ice cream here, too!

us5 said...

where did you get such an exotic dessert, Kay? you know me, i'd stick with a cone at Leopolds! ;o)

Heritage Clan said...

Thanks to Connor's mom's generous gift card to a Thai restaurant! Will post some photos soon! I love Leopold's too!

Rosalie said...

Had no idea how much I've been missing . . .

us5 said...

just one more reason to come for a visit, Rosalie! ;o)

Rosalie said...

I'll be right there.

us5 said...

HOORAY!!!!