When we were in Taiping almost a week ago...while waiting for our food to arrive at Taiping Lake Garden Hawker Centre (which was so crowded), I decided to order ice cream to eat. It's normal to indulge in ice cream since the weather was scorching hot. However the ice cream I ordered is no ordinary ice cream. This fried ice cream is hot on the outside and chilling cold on the inside. Sounds weird right? How can an ice cream be hot on the outside and icy cold in the inside?
For the uninitiated this fried ice cream is...literally fried. It seems impossible right? How can ice cream...which is supposed to be cold BE FRIED? That was what I thought too, a few years ago. I knew the secret behind fried ice cream after trying this elusive dessert for the first time in Petaling Jaya back in 2006. However, I had not tried another until the one that I ate in Taiping recently during Chinese New Year. 7 years. So how about you? Have you tried any fried ice cream before?
A scoop (or maybe 2) of ice cream which is frozen well below temperature is coated with flour, egg or bread before it is briefly deep-fried! Being stored at chilling, frozen temperature prevents the ice cream from melting when you are eating it. So that's the secret! Simple right? My father-in-law, wifey and babies enjoyed our fried ice cream a lot. Yum~yum! We really enjoyed sinking our teeth into them. After all, it is not widely available. :)