I have a soft spot when it comes to knick-knacks especially those found at the 100 Yen shops scattered all over the Klang Valley. It's a great place to pick up Japanese items including cookware and snacks. Although I do love these shops, I try not to spend too much time there since my weakness for those tiny items will mean I'll end up buying them.
We recently discovered that the 100 Yen shop in SS2 had converted their shop frontage to include a small stall selling Charmy Snow Ice. If I am not mistaken, this is something not new to KL'lites as I remember a similar or the same stall in 1 Utama. Although it's known as Snow Ice, it's essentially an Ais Kacang with shaved ice. Unlike our local variant which is just syrup and milk drenched shaved ice served with jellies, cendol, red beans and sweet corn, this one claims to have natural salt added in it.
Boasting all kinds of natural substances, this particular dessert is said to be healthy. I'm not too sure about the health benefits but it does taste pretty good. We tried two varieties - the Mango Snow Ice which was very nice. Blocks of flavoured ice is shaved using a special machine which finely cuts it in wafer thin shavings. It's then topped with mango syrup and cubes of fresh mangoes.
The other variety we tried was the Peanut Snow Ice which came with peanut flavoured shaved ice topped with chopped peanuts and chocolate sauce. Very aromatic especially with the fragrant peanuts. There are lots of other varieties like Green Tea Snow Ice (which is served with red beans), Kiwi Snow Ice, Strawberry Snow Ice, Chocolate Snow Ice and etc. Like most items in the 100 Yen shop, one serving of Snow Ice costs RM4.90 each. The portion may look big but it's actually quite small as the shavings are so thin.
Try this as a great way to cool down during the hot afternoon. It's available at all the other 100 Yen shops in Cheras, Puchong and Bandar Sg Long.
Charmy Snow Ice
100 Yen Shop
52, Jalan SS2/61
(Pork Free. The shop is located on the same row as McDonalds in SS2. There are tables and chairs to sit outside the shop.)