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Food Review: Ice Cream (American)

At number 15 on the world’s most delicious food is the United States’ first entry, the Ice Cream. And yet with the many flavors that has evolved, vanilla and chocolate continue to remain at the top of the surveys.
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Hmm… In all our previous food reviews, we at least showed you how to go about with the recipe, but then..

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Strawberry has always blended well with chocolate

Here, it is ice cream. And unless one is actually in the business of manufacturing and selling ice cream, nobody would really be that interested in making ice cream than buying it.

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Banana split, one of the all-time favorites

For one, it’s not just like the Philippine halo-halo or the Vietnamese che where you basically mix your ingredients with crushed ice..

It’s ice cream done from liquefied nitrogen. So?

Just buy one and enjoy!

Che (Vietnamese) on Food Review

Yes, we got another summer treat for you today.. and this time, the popular Vietnamese delight called Che. This sweet is basically a blend of milk, tapioca, fruit, rice, beans, coconut cream, and lots of sugar.

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Che, meaning sweet soup in English, is actually similar to our previous summer delicacy in “halo-halo” (a Filipino treat); not just because you could also add crushed ice to it, but because of the way it’s prepared – very simple. Yet, it is in fact the most sought-after quencher in Vietnam during the summer.

Nonetheless, though the Che has met stiff competition from Western flavors like ice cream, Che still remains a favorite – what with several varieties to choose from.

Here’s a couple of them as blogged by Karen Hewell..

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Che hoa qua

The Che hoa qua is mix of any fruit but especially apple, pear, mango, pineapple, banana, and lychee combined with dried coconut, milk, and syrup.

Hmm… seems like a fruit cocktail of sorts, huh? Well, try it when refrigerated.

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Che sen

Now, the Che sen is a sweet soup with lotus seeds. Oh, interestingly simple, eh, yet mouth-watering..

Incidentally, the Che sen is just one of the 3 simple types of Che. The other 2 having either black or green beans as its main ingredient. But just the same, they all help you cope with the sun – after all, it’s sweet!

So, beat the heat with Che!

Halo-halo (Filipino) on Food Review

Let’s take a break from our list of the world’s most delicious food for today, and get into some popular summer treats the world over.. and for this feature, it’s no other than the Halo-halo, a Filipino favorite..

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..well, this “delicacy” as we may call it is especially suitable for the warm season since it is basically made of crushed ice. Hmm… it’s in fact comparable to ice cream but with that distinct flavor coming from your own chosen ingredients.

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The Ingredients...

Anyway, this crushed ice is then put into a big glass or tumbler after other regular ingredients were placed, among them – coconut gelatin, silky coconut, jackfruit, banana, mung beans, purple yam, sweet palm fruit, corn, pounded dried rice, pearls similar to boba, and evaporated milk with some sugar depending on your taste buds.. more so, you could even add a scoop of ice cream itself.

Afterwhich, you are to mix the ingredients and the crushed ice with a long spoon. That’s why it’s called halo-halo, it means “mix-mix.” So see, so easy to prepare – and definitely very delicious.

Now, you’re ready to enjoy!

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We know fish as an important ingredient to a healthy diet and so, consider the argument..

Supermarket fish
Supermarket fish…

In supermarkets, it’s presumed that “merchandise” are new or fresh — of┬ácourse, especially if it’s from a renown supermarket.

Still, don’t you think that there could be times where what makes it actually fresh is only just ice? Who knows, it may have been there for many days already, see? So, next time — “inspect.”

Wet market fish
Wet market fish…

On the other hand, the lowly wet market usually gets the brunt on accusations of unfreshness and all. But then, here, it is easier to detect if the fish is good or not — as vendors don’t really have the tools and facilities for better storage.

Makes sense.