All you iced desserts enthusiasts have we got a treat for you. A concoction of fruits, jellies then ice topped with syrups, milk and ice cream- everything you can desire on a hot, sultry Shah Alam afternoon...
Oh come to me you sweet, icy madness!
No 14, Medan Selera Seksyen 2, Shah Alam
Great thirst quenchers, quick and friendly service
The eating food court is quite drab, can be packed with people
Imagine a hot, sweltering day. And then, imagine an ice cold ABC. So far, so good, right? Now imagine ice cold ABC with thick, heavenly chocolate sauce, sweet sugary syrup, a crispy chocolate wafer, and creamy ice cream…. This is the makings of Fradoo’s ABC Special. Drop by any time of the day at this small stall in Section 2’s foodcourt, Shah Alam, and you’ll find people ordering the ABC Special in droves. The waiters are constantly in motion, working to provide the sweet treat to its craving customers. Granted the atmosphere is quite busy – but it’s worth the experience.
The savouring experience starts at the top of the ABC, a garnish of juicy grape and lychee, followed by a scoop of ice cream (your choice of strawberry, vanilla or chocolate). It’s drizzled with home-made chocolate sauce and syrup, on top of a large scoop of ice shavings. The sensation is a delicious mix of soft, hot sweetness and sharp iciness.
As you dig deeper into the desert you’ll crunch into the salty nuts swimming in a sweet pool of coconut milk, and then a treasure trove of tasty jelly mix. Dig into the flurry of chewy cendol, cincau, sweet corn, red beans, and even some fruity nata de coco. Alternate your taste bud sensations with the crispy wafer, and lick the syrup off your fingers. We’re warning you right now – it’s definitely a sweet mess!
Fradoo’s ABC Special was the brainchild of founder Mohd Aidil Abu Bakar and father Abu Bakar Yusof. After his father’s retirement in 2000, the duo decided to open a business based on Aidil’s favourite desert, with a dash of uniqueness. They viewed the ABCs from various states across the country, including Johor and Kedah, before settling down for their sugary concoction.
Aside from the ABC Special, Fradoo also has ABC Regular (without ice cream and wafer), and ABC Classic (with only corn.) The shop also has numerous other desserts such as Cendol Special, and Lai Chee Kang. But nothing quite lavishes your taste buds like the ABC Special. It’s normal to have over 1000 bowls sold over the weekend. “A lot of people have asked us to expand, but I like the quality that we’re keeping now. Plus, we’re still experimenting with flavours - we’ve never refused a customer’s request to have keladi or durian flavoured ice cream. We’ll see about it in the future,” Aidil smiles. Priced at RM3.50 each, Fradoo’s ABC Special is perhaps one of the best deserts you’ll ever get.