What used to be “old” and forgotten has been resurrected to be ‘hip‘ again.
I’m in favour of such revivals of old and nostalgic, though by now I’ve realized it comes at an inflated price, no thanks to well, inflation.
A RM0.10 ice ball 2 decades ago is now RM3.00.
I’m not claiming this is to be the price throughout the whole country, but at Bits & Bobs in Ipoh, that is what you will be paying for an ice ball drizzled with syrup.
The current heatwave will make any sane human sigh in relief with one (or TWO) of these ice balls (Ais Kepal) from Bits & Boobs.
A friend of mine had one, and walked back to get another.
I smiled in encouragement, though inside I was thinking “RM6.00 for two ice balls with sugar…”.
Ok, don’t mind me.
I would spend RM3.00 for an ais kacang ok?
And I did steal his ball (ok, that doesn’t sound right) and had a few suck.
It was cooling and enjoyable enough.
Anyways, this small little shop in Kong Heng Square, directly behind Plan B is quite a cute set up with its knick-knacks and vintage collection of books, rims and some toys.
It is extremely popular and though personally I won’t be buying any ice balls, I do appreciate having this childhood treat being revived.
Bits & Bots
99 Jalan Sultan Yussuf (@ Kong Heng Square),
30000 Ipoh, Perak
Business Hour: Mon: 10:00 am – 5:30 pm; Wed – Sun: 10:00 am – 5:30 pm