Asian ice creams

It is already known that at the luxury hotel in Alicante Asia Gardens Hotel & Thai Spa we never reject Asian food. It´s summer and is there anything better than enjoying an ice cream to cool ourselves off? That´s why we want to tell you about some of the most popular Asian ice creams.

If you are planning on visiting any country in the Asian continent, you can´t miss these ice creams:

Japan: taiyaki

This is one of the most popular ice creams worldwide. It is a Japanese fish-shaped cake. The most common filling is red bean paste, which is made from sweetened adzuki beans. Other common fillings are custard, chocolate and cheese.

It is made pancake or waffle batter. The batter is poured into a fish-shaped mold for each side. The filling is then put on one side and the mold is closed. It is then cooked on both sides until golden brown.

Thailand: rolled ice cream

The stir-fried ice cream or “I-Tim-Pad”, also called Ice Roll or Ice Cream Roll, is a Thai  handmade technique of making ice cream, which is becoming increasingly popular around the world.

It is made on an ice-pan with milk poured on an iced grill and mixed with fruit or cookies. With the help of a spatula, we prepare the rolls and serve them in cups with jelly and different toppings.

Malaysia: Shaved ice

Known as ais kacang, this is one of Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore´s traditional desserts. With a sweet taste, it is crushed ice served with syrup and other seasonings.

It was originally made of only shaved ice and red beans. Currently, on the top of the crushed ice people add: bright colour syrups, different jellies, adzuki beans, condensed milk or coconut milk, corn, fruits and even ice cream balls.

If you are visiting us this summer, we can assure you which will be your favourite spots at our resort Asia Gardens Hotel & Thai Spa: our Asian-style pools. You have 7 to pick!