ICE AND... HUH? My favourite Balinese Dessert.

By Saerah Dewi

So, this one gets mixed reactions.

 

In my experience you either love it, hate it, or you have no idea whatsoever what I'm talking about, but this dessert is truly one of my absolute favourites to enjoy while I'm in Bali. It's icy and refreshing on hot, humid days (which is, let's face it, basically everyday), and its kick of sweetness really gives you a burst of energy for the rest of the day. Es Buah, which literally translates to 'ice fruit' is a bowl of shaved ice and cut tropical fruit then covered in a sweet syrup and condensed milk... have I got your attention? The fruits can range from banana, papaya and strawberries to the slightly harder to digest (mentally) tomato and avocado.

 

While this dessert has its varieties throughout Indonesia, in my experience it's the ones you find scattered along street food stalls in Bali that are well and truly the best, and most full of fruit- am not at all biased, I swear! If you ever find yourself on the island a) do look me up and b) make sure to get yourself a refreshing bowl of this unique and incredibly refreshing dessert. 

 

I took the initiave to start your google image search for you:

Enjoy!


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