Malaysia's heat is no joke, and on sweltering days, locals turn to icy desserts to beat the heat. Order a bowl of Ice Kacang (RM5) and expect a mound of shaved ice dressed in evaporated milk and fragrant gula Melaka (coconut palm sugar) served alongside delicious fillings of corn, red beans, roasted peanuts, black grass jelly and cendol (green grass jelly). Although you can easily find this dessert in most hawker centres, this cosy spot in Happy Mansion is a local favourite. You can also order the Cendol (RM5.50) which sees the same ingredients but doused in santan (coconut milk) instead, and topped with a dollop of red beans. If you're feeling peckish, they offer savoury snacks such as mini bowls of Assam Laksa (a spicy-sour fish noodle soup), meat buns and more.
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