As much as I love the malls of Asia and organized hawker centers, there is something to be said for the weak breezes of an electric fan while sitting on hard wooden booth in a well-worn shophouse. Cooling off with an ais kacang, of course.
Kek Seng is perfect for a traditional Penang experience…like putting vegetables and legumes in desserts. This bed of shaved ice came smothered in creamed corn, rose syrup, red beans, a layered agar-agar jelly and best of all two scoops of durian ice cream.
The durian ice cream, which does have a distinct natural taste unlike some duller durian-flavored sweets, is optional. You shouldn't pass it up, though.
The shockingly bright aftermath.
Cooked food is available from the stands out front.
Kek Seng * 382-384 Penang Rd, Penang, Malaysia
i want that durian ice cream sign.
bill p: I love the “now available” aspect, as if that’s a new offering when clearly the sign has been there for ages.