Monday, May 31, 2010

Kow Po Coffee Shop, Bentong

We were at Chamang waterfalls recently, to enjoy the cool water and sound of water gushing down the stream. Very therapeutic :p
As the weather gets warmer, we decided to leave Chamang falls and detoured to Bentong.
I recalled my boss mentioning a famous homemade ice cream shop in Bentong and promptly asked for the shop's name. Luck was on our side, we were right in front of the shop when I called her.
Kow Po was super pack, we had to share table..
With over 30 years of experience in ice cream making under their belt, we had to try many flavours of the ice cream, right? I was told that their durian ice cream was fantastic, alas, it was not available (not durian season).
We had the ice kacang topped with chocolate ice cream
The shaved ice was a treat on such a hot day, the syrup was not too sweet and generous with toppings. The chocolate ice cream, one of the most popular flavour there, was velvety smooth, not cloyingly sweet and had a slight bitter choc after taste. Don't expect strong flavours, Kow Po's version was light.
We ordered a platter of 5 scoops to try the many other flavours..
We had the pandan, banana, sweet corn, coconut and peanut flavours. One thing I noticed about Kow Po's ice cream was it's thick and creamy, I actually felt rather full eating just one scoop as it was rich. The flavours are all light, you can taste the freshly blended ingredients in the ice cream. If you are used to the strong flavours (artificial) of commercial ice creams, you may not be a fan of this. Most of us liked the banana ice cream the best, it felt like eating frozen, blended banana. Least popular was peanut as it was slightly salty- I'm a fan of peanuts, so it was ok to me. Felt like eating smooth, frozen fah sang wu (peanut paste).
The owner, Mr Tan Kow Po, was very sweet to treat us to an extra scoop of chocolate ice cream, seeing us enjoying the ice creams so much :p. Thanks Mr Tan!
Our bill for the ice creams and ice kacang was RM13.50. Cheap, I wondered if they miscalculated.. :p
There were still other flavours (strawberry, vanilla etc) available, but we were too stuffed to try..
Gary who was hungry, had a plate of cucur udang with peanut sauce.
Just average.

Kow Po Coffee shop is located at No 2, Bentong Heights, 28700 Bentong, Pahang. Here's the map..

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8 Comments:

Blogger J said...

Hee hee hee. I remember having the same thought: "Why is this peanut ice cream salty??"... but after a few bites I started to find it quite interesting... :)

01 June, 2010  
Blogger Juz never enuff said...

Yup, no doubt. This is the best ice cream shop in town. Quite sometimes i did not visit them, my hometown was there, Bentong. I love you!!!!

01 June, 2010  
Blogger CUMI & CIKI said...

kow po! and i love that waterfall.. great for pix when it's been raining.. loads of FALL!

01 June, 2010  
Blogger babe_kl said...

din get to stop by here when we went k.lipis :(

02 June, 2010  
Blogger sc said...

J: who says ice creams have to be sweet right? ;p *high 5*

juznever enuff: nice tranquil hometown! and this ice cream shop is still so popular amongst the locals :)

cumi&ciki: yeah, we thought the waterfall was not big :p but guess when it's raining, it's be gushing!

babe: if you're nearby in the future, do pop over for a try. different from the usual ice creams, thats for sure :)

02 June, 2010  
Blogger mimid3vils said...

Heard about this famous ABC restaurant at Bentong, now I know they actually ice-cream manufacturer ;)

03 June, 2010  
Blogger ai wei said...

i passed by here i passed by here!!! but were too stuffed to go in. anyhow, aunt said it's so-so only...

09 June, 2010  
Blogger sc said...

mimid3vils: there's ABC on every table, so it's famous of that too :)

aiwei: it's smooth and creamy, but flavour wise, it might be bland compared to the conventional ice cream. so yup, not surprise that some people will find this mediocre..

10 June, 2010  

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