It snowed like CRAZY here in NYC last night, so I’m hoping I can tempt the warm weather gods back with this post! Can anyone tell me what the above is? Well, it’s an ice cream sandwich of course – DUH.
So yeah, the ice cream sandwich in Singapore is a little different from what you may be used to.
For one thing, it’s an actual sandwich – with strangely pink-hued bread and everything. I caught a glimpse of the boxes and boxes of pink and green bread, just waiting to be transformed into ice-cold dessert:
Don’t let that scare you – despite the Dayglo tint, the bread tastes like typical white bread.
Ice cream is one of the few foods that can still be sold from carts on the streets of Singapore. The rest of the foodservice industry is highly regulated. Almost all of the ice cream carts are manned by older gentleman, and the wait for a sandwich can be long! It sure is worth it though.
Hey lady, you’ve already got a popsicle – why are you in line again?
The flavor selection varies from cart to cart, but you’ve got your typical ones – you know, sweet corn, durian, mango. Your typical Breyers fare:
I ordered a “mix flavor” ice cream sandwich “no durian please!”, so 6 tiny scoops of ice cream were smushed into a slice of the mysteriously colored bread:
An ice cream sandwich made with actual bread may sound totally weird, but trust me – it is awesome! I’d like to make this at home, but I wonder if there’s something special about that bread that yields different results. I guess I’ll just leave it to the pros for my sweet corn ice cream fix. Mmmm.