Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Charmy Snow Ice @ 100 Yen Shop, SS2, Petaling Jaya

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
Petaling Jaya

(Pork Free. The shop is located on the same row as McDonalds in SS2. There are tables and chairs to sit outside the shop.)

*Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here is entirely based on my personal tastebuds and may vary for others. The reviewer also declares that she has not received any monetary or non-monetary compensation from the restaurant for writing this review.

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Precious Pea said...

OMG!! That Peanut Choc looks so heavenly. Somemore got green tea with red bean? Dont care, cough also must go grab some tonite.

Big Boys Oven said...

At a glance of the first photo, we thought it was a snow ice vending machine. LOL. Cool something not new but very interesting. Yes, might be a bit expensive for a bowl of local make snow ice.

*sooyin* said...

ooo....that looks really good! will go try it soon!=)

Unknown said...

i love to buy those cute looking lunch box from 100 yen shop too..thanks for sharing, affordable dessert when im too broke to frequent midori

Beans said...

mmm... the peanut one looks goood

Unknown said...

i like to buy unnecessarily there too, as their things are better quality than average for that kind of price :-) did you buy their panty container ? lol

daphne said...

FINALLY, something that i have tried in Perth! hehehehehehehe... ;p I really like the peanut ice as well! Yours look like they are more generous with the toppings.. hrmph. ;p

Cat Cat said...

It would be nice if they have durian snow ice. YUM!

Wye Jon said...

The mango snow ice rocks! I was just there on Monday nite.

boo_licious said...

precious pea - they also have some with sour pickles which the lady indicated was very popular.

BBO - I quite like it once in a while. Makes a change from Ais Kacang.

sooyin - hope you like it!

kampungboycitygal - yeah, the stuff inside is so cute.

bee nee - we actually ate the peanut one and said this is so good and had the mango one which even better!

lianne - I look a lot but don't buy. Always resisting the stuff as I know I have too many things at home.

daphne - they have it in Perth! Amazing stuff, now I know that it's really global.

jackson - I don't think so.

cat cat - great idea as it'll be nice and light but rich tasting.

wye jon - ah! glad you liked it. I also liked the Mango one.

ling239 said...

wow... so yummy looking
i want the mango one !! ^_^

boo_licious said...

hiya ling239, love the new profile cartoon at the side which nods and blinks! Go try the mango one as it's really yummy.

Christina Kim said...

Really very cute...and nice...
Thanks for recommending this!:D

Anonymous said...

I tried another similar snow ice dessert at desaparkcity, its call 32 degrees fahrenheit, taste much better compare to 100yen in my opinion, you should try their green-tea + red-bean, heavenly :)

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