Ice Cream Sandwich (5/9)

If you visit Orchard Road, chances are that you will spot an umbrella cart stall or two selling ice-cream sandwiches. Sandwiched between wafers or a piece of rainbow bread, this inexpensive treat is perfect for a sultry day out. Originating from ice cream stalls in the 1960s, which used to sell Potong ice-cream on sticks, this dessert has now evolved to become one of Singapore’s favourites and must-tries. While there used to be more vendors scattered across the country in housing estates, such businesses are sadly becoming sporadic. Sometimes when you hope to see them, they no longer appear. The main reasons are because hawker licenses that allow such vendors to sell ice cream anywhere in Singapore are no longer issued today, and that this business trade is not popular among younger Singaporeans.

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