Wednesday, July 27, 2011
When I was a kid, there were some homemakers trying to make an extra buck by selling popsicles.
We will either call from the door or the window in Cantonese, “ Aunty, Ngo Ngoi Mai Suit Tiu” ( Aunty, I want to buy popsicle, 阿姨，我要买雪条)
Then someone will answer us, maybe not the Aunty, maybe their kid or any other person in the house. “Ngoi mat yeh mei?” (What flavour do you want? 要什么味?)
Then we will ask back, “ Kam Yat Yau Mat Yeh Mei” (What flavour do you have today? 今天有什么味?)
They might answer us , “Sarsi, Oleng, Laici, Mei Look, Kopi” (Sarsaparilla, Orange, Lychee, Milo and Coffee), with only one place that might say “MangKat!!!” (Jackfruit)
And this place that has “MangKat” flavoured popsicle is at Golden Dragon Garden’s flats, one of the ground floor units.
The Aunty or whosoever will then hand us our popsicles, with the top cut, and we will pay them either 10 sen or 20 sen, depending on flavour and the place you bought it. It was far far cheaper than buying ice cream at grocery stores.
When the 90’s came along, somehow, these popsicle vendoring homes somehow have stopped selling these, or maybe it was only us who stopped patronizing them.
I hope you will love these popsicles as much as I loved them when I was a kid, but of course those sold didn’t have this much of fruit in it : ). They needed to make a buck from it. You can make these in your regular popsicle moulds if you can’t find these bags, but the fruit will all be at the top or the bottom, since you can’t freeze them on the sides.
Old Fashioned Jack fruit Popsicles
Recipe source: Wendyywy
Inspired from : The aunty who lived in GD flats, Kampar
4 pieces of jack fruit (or less)
1. Chop jackfruit flesh. Fill 8 popsicle bags with it.
2. Mix sugar with water until dissolved, you can use warm water, no problem. And fill the bags (with jackfruit in it) until 60% full.
3. Press top of bag (the part above the syrup) to remove air.
4. Tie bag, leaving behind a limp length about 20% of the filled length. This is to facilitate the expansion during freezing.
5. Lay the popsicles down, make sure the chopped jackfruit are evenly dispersed. Freeze.
6. To serve, just snip off the top and push the popsicle up and suck suck suck.
See how Lydia enjoys her popsicle. Delicious!