Aw Kew or Oh Kio Desert Stall has been selling very authentic homemade local cooling deserts such as Oh Kio, Chendol Kacang, Red Bean, Basil Seed Drink and Pegaga Juice in Penang since 1949. The secret recipes and techniques has been pass on for 3 generations until today. All the deserts are freshly made from natural ingredients daily and the leftovers would be dispose to maintain the quality of their deserts.
Products offered by the Desert Stall reflected the working environment in Penang during that period and wisdom of the old Penangites in using desert ice to keep their community healthy while earning a very honest living.
Products offered by does Aw Kew/Oh Kio Desert Ice offer:
1. Awkew/Oh Kio Desert Ice
The scientific name of the fruit is called Ficus awkeotsang Makino. Oh Kio is also called Jelly Fig. The jelly is made from the Gel of the seeds of the fig. The Koay Family has got their own secret formula in making their own Oh Kio.
Benefits of Oh Kio: 1. Help to improve the skin texture
2. Relief throat tightness
3. Low in calories
4. Help to cool down the body during hot day
2. Cendol Kacang
Pandan Flavoured jelly noodles served with coconut milk, red beans and palm sugar. The red beans are cooked using technique pass on for generations and the proportion of the Cendol Kacang is also something only the Koay Family knows.
3. Pegaga Juice
The scientific name of Pegaga leaf is centella asiatice. Pegaga Juice is the juice extracted from Pegaga Leaf and the Koay Family has got their own technique in extracting the juice.
Benefit of Pegaga Juice: 1. Help to cool down the body during hot day
2. Increases the memory power
3. Helps to decrease anxiety
4. Helps in wound healing
4. Basil Seed Drink
It is basically Basil Seed + Rose Syrup
Benefits of Basil Seed: 1. Help in weight loss
2. Help to cool down the body during hot day
3. Reduce constipation
4. Rich in Vitamin K, Protein and Iron helps you to get shining and healthy hair
5. Help to reduce depression, migraines and stress.