Ais Kacang @ Lorong Selamat


A nice bowl of ais kacang during a hot day does wonders :D I was spending the day hunting for my new camera and it was scorching hot. So, we stopped at Lorong Selamat to enjoy some ais kacang and to cool off. And do you know that the famous char koay teow here has moved to their own coffee shop? Their new shop is a corner shop at the end of the road. I think the char koay teow stall’s migration has affected the business a lot.. it used to be difficult to find a seat. Now, seats are freely available.

ice kacang

This is one of the nicer ais kacang in Penang which has still managed to maintain the quality and taste (unlike New World Park‘s) The price did went up a bit though.. Another ais kacang stall I’d recommend would be Penang Road’s.. will blog about that in future.

ais kacang

Anyway this is the first photo I took after I got my EOS 400D, it’s crappy lol. And having a 50mm lens, I’m always trying to play with depth of field and create some nice bokeh shots. Until today I still haven’t mastered the DSLR.. especially under tricky lighting conditions.

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  1. The only ais kacang that can compete this (lorong selamat ice kacang) is at the shop selling nice hokkien mee same row with the Kwang Wah newspaper company (5th or 3rd road I forgotten) but it’s selling at night..

    Ermm I got confused with your post. You said that the ice kacang is from lorong selamat but the title stated swatow lane. Which it is anyway? :)

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    vk: Hi yung, paiseh paiseh you are right.. my title is wrong lol. You’re the only person who have noticed this haha, even I didn’t know. Thanks for the sharp eyes.. it’s Lorong Selamat actually

  2. hmm, the char koey teow stall pretty arrogant one woh…
    Kek Seng in Pg Road u meant? yeah, theirs is good, but solely for the durian ice cream on top. Swatow Lane I like cz icecream+LOTS of papayas/bananas/mango slices really good. Lrg Selamat I like the peanut ice cream flavour only.

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    vk: yes you’re right, damn arrogant lol. First time I hear you need to self service for the char koay teow.. and the aunty will you no need to wait if you cannot lol. Kek Seng I heard their quality dropped :( The last time I went it was gooooood

  3. Guyssss, me and a lot of my friends have a bad experience with this Char Kuay Teow, if referred is the Sisters Char Kuay Teow.

    Somemore the sisters so langsi, can scold people somemore one. :P

    It’s not really as nice as other Penang simple store Char Kuay Teow……..and the price is RM 6-RM7, wah lau leh….what the heck…..

  4. Hi Vkeong,
    how u create this type of bokeh effect .
    U use af or mf ??
    thanks for helping me.
    do u think normal lens 18-55mm can do this ?


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