Monday, 30 August 2010

Well, it is called SWEETcorn!

Not long after we arrived here I started spotting something strange on restaurant menus...


Yum, milkshakes!  Mango - sounds delicious; strawberry, chocolate, vanilla - so far, so normal; banana - OK; sweetcorn..?!  Eh?!

Then we noticed the freezer section in the supermarket.  In amongst the usual flavours was...


Really not sure about this...

But today we were in a shop, laughing about the whole concept of sweetcorn as a dessert flavour and somehow egged eachother on into buying these:


Um, and these:


The Corn Candy is, as you might expect, rather odd.  But yes, it does taste of sweetcorn!  Not entirely unpleasant, but perhaps not something I'll buy again.

Potong appears to be a traditional ice-lolly-style snack.  Last week we bought some more 'traditionally' flavoured Potong - Black Glutinous Rice and Coconut Cream flavour!  You can't say we're not adventurous...  and this gamble paid off; they are gorgeous.  So we thought a mixed pack of Red Bean, Sweetcorn and Durian flavours might be worth the risk too.  (And might be the closest we get to eating actual Durian!).

Mealtimes are never dull here!

4 comments:

Anna said...

Fantastic LOL!
Yup, I'd never say you weren't adventurous - you're right!

snowy said...

Sweetcorn ice cream? Interesting!
Sounds as if you're enjoying your new cuisine.

inkdip said...

Not a huge jump from cornflakes =) if cornflakes tasted of much... =) it must be a bit weird. I had some Gruyere ice cream in Switzerland that seemed bizarre but was really nice =P

nic @ nipitinthebud said...

funny but I like it! The Creamy Corn sweets look like Werthers Originals but probably with a whole lot less tooth rot potential?