Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Ice Cream Cures Headaches


My boss sent me out on an errand. Hang on a second. Let me rephrase. I'm the boss and I sent myself out on an errand. No big deal, just a short but hot walk to Telekom to pay the office phone bill. My head was pounding. I was having a major headache. From stress at work. So a short walk out of the office was a welcome relief.

Then some guy called out to me. Oh, pizza. Domino's Pizza was having some kind of road show or something.


Bad timing. I'm on a diet. I'm still fat, I can't eat pizza. So I walked away.


There were more temptations to come. All along the row of shophouses leading to Telekom, there are a number of eateries. There's Japanese, there's Western and there's a soft serve ice cream parlor. Ice cream! But I walked straight up to Telekom and made my payment.

On my way out, I detoured. To the soft serve ice cream place. Just to check the menu, OK? It was quite interesting, they have churros and banana fritters and some other stuff served with ice cream. I will have to come back another day.

I was feeling blah. I didn't feel like going back to the office. So I lingered and took another detour. Yeah, I was going to check out Sangkaya, which is somewhere behind Telekom. I detoured because the Sangkaya ice cream that Realgunners had was playing on my mind.

When I got there, I briefly checked the menu and I decided to go for the three scoops instead of four. I was on diet, remember? I know RG is going tsk! I'm just kidding. I didn't want to spend more than RM10.00. So I got this.


I had 3 sprinkles - crushed peanuts, Nestum and desiccated coconut. The 2 scoops were buried underneath the toppings and they were very small scoops and the cup was also very small. 


The ice cream was alright. Very refreshing and I found the coconut taste rather mild. What I appreciate is that the ice cream was just mildly sweet. This is the sweetness level that suits me.

But honestly, it did not get me all excited and swearing that I will come back. But of course I will come back. I have to get the 4 scoops because that one has coconut flesh in it and that would be great. My brother mentioned to me the day before that he was interested (apparently he read RG's post. See, you are very effective) to try. Yup, I'll come back with my brother.


And you know what? My headache was gone. Let ice cream be your medicine!

43 comments:

  1. it's sugar in the ice creams, it always also helps me when I suffer from a headache:)

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    1. Ola, now I know what to do if I get headaches :D

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  2. Hi Boss !
    When I have headache, I must go to sleep ...if not, a cup of coffee helps though. I'm not sure about ice-cream as I tend to go toilet if I eat too much ice-cream (maybe the milk). I shall try it the next time if I have headache ... but with 1 big scoop only hor. I'm on diet too ... hee hee lol !

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    1. Hi Karen! LOL! I usually take aspirin but I did not have any. So ice cream was the way to go!

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  3. Now you made me crave for some!

    Bad PH! LOL

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  4. Ok, less than RM10 unlike some of those branded ones for a teeny-weeny cup...but for around RM8 or 9 here, I can grab a big tub of Magnolia's ice cream, coconut flavour. I love it - very "lemak", like eating the green custard part of serimuka.

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    1. Why would they be selling pizzas out of their car? That means it will not be served piping hot? Not nice lah like that! But if it is going very cheap, ok lah! What's that going for RM5.90? That's all right...

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    2. At RM7.30, it was for 3 very tiny scoops in a tiny cup. Expensive stuff, I better go for the Magnolia then LOL!

      I saw that the pizza guys used insulation bags, so the pizza could be warm. Saw some people buying. I suppose they must be doing this to boost their sales. The personal pan pizza was going for RM5.00. Cheap.

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  5. hehehe, since you are the BOSS then you don't need to just send yourself to go out for an errand, but get yourself to go back home and take a good rest instead..

    wow, your office is really not a safe place huh?? even with just a short walk to TM and you are passing by so many eateries, and that did not include adhoc stuffs like this Domino's pizza "car boot sales".. hmmm, i actually wonder if this is one of their sales channel?? i have seen this before (not sure if it's the same car) at the LRT station at my place.. 50% off for a pizza and it's actually a good deal, but of course like the same reason of yours, i did not buy them, hahaha!!

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    1. Life as a boss is not easy you know......

      There are lots of eateries at my place. Very ngam for doing food review without having to travel so far.

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  6. wah, now i think RG has become a more popular foodie blogger already?? even the Baking Queen and her brother also read his blog and then hunting for stuffs he recommended, hehe!! Sangkaya, have i or have i not heard of this before?? but i am sure i have not tried this before.. errr, 3 little scoops in a small cup huh?? okay, that came to RM7.30, not too bad because it's still under RM10.. i think we think alike lah, i will also go for 3 scoops seeing another scoop more will make me fork out more than RM10.. anyway, just get a taste of it for the first time kan?? i wonder what other flavors and toppings do they have??

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    1. Bloggers got some influence, right? We read what they ate or tried and we also tend to want to experience it ourselves. But I haven't gone down to trying the durian soda hah..hah...

      The Sangkaya at my place has only 1 flavor which is of course coconut. I only saw 3 toppings, Maybe got others but I missed it. They also sell drinks, so it is a nice place to chill out on a hot afternoon.

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  7. hmmm, maybe you are right.. sweet stuffs make us happy, and when you are happy, your stress went away and hence you are not feeling the headache anymore!! so now, you know when you are feeling stress at work, you will then send yourself for a short walk to Sangkaya and get yourself some ice-cream!! now, you found your remedy to destress.. not only cakes, but ice-cream will also do!! hehe~~

    ICE-CREAM = I-SCREAM~~ :p

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    1. So true! Now I know what to do when I have a headache hah..hah... But not too often or else I will become fatter :(

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  8. I see you went for Sangkaya too....I also did at Uptown (in my last café crawl and the post is still lying in my draft folder). If I post that, there'll be 3 Sangkaya posts in one week....haha......better post later! :D I think I know which soft serve ice cream was in your detour ;D

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    1. Oh, you did! Well, get that post out will ya? hee..hee...

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  9. had the coconut ones .. quite pricey at that time.

    hahaha.....ya dominos always have offer

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    1. Ya lor, pricey. Once in a while lah can eat.

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  10. cannot eat pizza but can eat ice cream hor? 3 scoops somemore..hehehe...hey you know i'm very ah lian..nvr tried domino pizza before...there's one outlet not far from my house...maybe one day i shld be like you..go jalan2 and buy pizza back..:D

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    1. Lena, don't worry, I also got things that are so common but never tried. Domino's pizza is not bad. I ordered home delivery a few times but not anymore because of you know what hah..hah...

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  11. Wah your office is in Uptown, very convenient to eat all sort of food. Hahaha, this Sangkaya I also ate the ice cream a few times but only once 4 scoops, the rest of the time 3 scoops or 1 scoop only.

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    1. Ya, there are lots of restaurants and cafes here, many I have not tried.

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  12. So nice to have ice-cream on a hot day! I have tried not to take ice-cream for a long time now. Need to let go of some weight! Been eating too much recently!

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    1. Nancy, you can go for more morning walks! The ice cream was very refreshing and cheered me up.

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  13. Hi Phong Hong
    Your 3 scoop of ice cream looks really good!!
    When i eat something too cold i will have brain freeze. Is it the freezing that cure the headache:D :D
    mui

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    1. mui mui, I also experience brain freeze once in a while when eating something cold. But that afternoon was so hot, my brain didn't freeze LOL!

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  14. The ice cream looks so good.. I would love to have it too, especially it's so hot & hazy nowadays.. Cures headache? Well, ice cream cures lots of things, haha.. Talking about coconut, I had coconut shake (with vanilla ice cream) last week, and it was delicious.. Like you said, it has real coconut flesh in it, really very nice..

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    1. Louiz, now I wanna have coconut shake pulak hah..hah... Coconut is a very nice flavor. Anytime when eating ice cream, I will feel very happy.

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  15. Craving for it after seeing your ice cream...

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  16. Hi Phong Hong, appreciate your info that ice cream helps to chase away headache. Will keep this in mind. Having ice cream is definitely better than taking the 'P' tablet, then

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    1. Kimmy, ice cream is the perfect remedy to chase away the blues!

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  17. Ts... never mind! Hahahaha!

    It is exactly because it is not too sweet that I liked it so much, it was very refreshing for me. The usual ice cream, having too much of them could actually make me feel sick. My sister said the nestum and desecrated coconut are their better toppings, too bad I could not get them :/

    And, thanks for the link back! :P

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    1. If not for your post, I would not have done the detour thing hah..hah... It was good, in fact my brother went there yesterday by himself and had the big one like you did :D

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  18. To me, ice cream cures not only headache but other issues as well, haha!

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  19. Same as Hayley, to me, ice cream cures everything. However, I fall in love with Orange sherbet lately...dunno why. Just love the sour and sweet cold ice-cream in sherbet. hahaha...

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    1. hah..hah... Orange sherbet should be nice. Very refreshing and cooling!

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  20. Aha! Another fan of Sangkaya ice cream is here. I love that ice cream too but the price made me think twice. I didn't know that ice cream could cure headaches!! Thanks for telling me this.

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    1. TM, I went there again and got a more expensive one hah..hah... Once in a while I can pay Sangkaya a visit :)

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  21. Hi Phong Hong,
    I have seen Domino's along the road when I sent my son to school. They have some kind of promotion and anyone can just stop and buy a box! I did wonder whether are the pizzas still warm though! I rather call for home delivery!
    Ice cream...I like mine plain. With nestum? Have not tried it before with ice cream!

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    1. Hi Joyce! It was my first time coming across the Domino's pizza selling by the roadside. I think the pizzas are warm because I saw that they kept them in insulation bags. Too bad I was on diet or else....hah..hah....

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