New place for ice ka­cang stall

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS -

GE­ORGE TOWN: One of Pe­nang’s most fa­mous ice ka­cang (shaved ice dessert) stalls at the New World Park food court in Swa­tow Lane will be mov­ing to new premises.

Lee Wah Chai, 32, the fourth-gen­er­a­tion oper­a­tor, said they will be mov­ing to a shoplot within the New World Park it­self.

“We will open to­mor­row, ” he told theSun.

His great-grand­fa­ther, Lee Kar Tee, first served the local del­i­cacy in 1923 in Swa­tow Lane out­side the “Sin Sei Kai” (The New World) open-air en­ter­tain­ment cen­tre.

Kar Tee handed the busi­ness to his two sons, Soo Hun and Soo Eng.

Eng Lai, the son of Soo Hun and fa­ther of Wah Chai, con­tin­ued op­er­at­ing the busi­ness on a push cart by the road­side at Swa­tow Lane be­fore mov­ing to the re­fur­bished New World Park food court nearby 12 years ago.

“We’ll be mov­ing from the food court with a heavy heart,” said Eng Lai, who has been sell­ing the icy del­i­cacy since he was 15 years old.

Wah Chai said the new out­let would be a fu­sion of an old-style cof­fee shop with a con­tem­po­rary cafe feel.

“The plan is to pro­vide din­ing op­tions from break­fast to sup­per, and fo­cus on serv­ing healthy food.” – by Ong Jo Yi

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