Monday, October 17, 2016

RGB Monday

A colourful Ice Gola cart @ Elliot beach, Chennai

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Last week I check Elliot beach and find this cart/vendor selling ice creams in not only different colors, but also named it as Ice Gola instead of Ice cream. I really don’t know the meaning of Gola and the flavors the vendor listed doesn’t seem to be natural color or taste. I watched him arranging the color bottles taking out of the box beneath and I also noticed him smashing ices and filling the icebox beside the bottles.

I was looking forward to see how the vendor makes Ice Gola, but no one came buying it until I was there. Maybe I was too early there and left before many people turned to beach.  It was a weekday and expecting people is not possible. Meanwhile, I enjoyed kfc chicken popcorn while waiting for my dad to come back from his routine walk. 

11 comments:

Uppal said...

Ice golas are nothing new.That these are still popular on beaches in T.N. surprised me. When I's young long long ago,ice vendor with loads of ice slabs would be there waiting for school kids during interval and after the school closed.The children would rush to his cart for the ice gola.The vendor would grate the slab of ice, pick up a handful and press it hard to shape it into a ball.Then pushing a stick in the middle,would generously pour the sweetened colored water over it before handing it over to the kid,who'd start licking the gola instantly.
I remember enjoying many such golas in those days.Upset stomachs happened frequently because of the unhygienic colored water,but who cared?

Twilight Man said...

The name is catchy and inviting for anyone to try.

Sandi said...

I'm surprised it's in English!

GreenComotion said...

What a lovely find, Jeevan!
I have drank some of those drinks when I was younger.

I wonder if Gola = Cola.
I remember when all sodas (except carbonated water) were called Colas.
But, that was a long time ago :)

Have a Happy Day!
Peace :)

TexWisGirl said...

sounds and looks like what we call 'shaved ice' here in the south or a 'snow cone' in other parts of the country. it is tiny crushed or shaved ice crystals flavored with various colors/flavors of syrup. you can eat the ice like flavored snow or use a straw to sip the cold flavoring from the melting ice, either way.

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

I'm curious about what an ice gola is. I'm wondering if it's kind of like what we call a snow cone (finely crushed ice with sweet colorful syrup poured over it)

Lady Fi said...

The ice lollies look very inviting!

George said...

The sign is definitely colorful. 'Ice Goa' is a new term for me, but I'll bet it's delicious and refreshing on a hot summer day.

Rajesh said...

Very colourful. My kids love ice gola.

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L. D. said...

We have called them snow cones over here with machines shaving ice and sweet liquids poured on them for flavor.