27 Aug '12, 8am

Pretty fascinating! Why are ice shaped in different ways?

Pretty fascinating! Why are ice shaped in different ways?

Text and Images by Sheere Ng @ Makansutra Ice blocks from the factory Sometimes it looks rotund, sometimes, square. On some days it is smokin’ but on bad days it is frosty. It is smooth enough to sweep you off your feet yet it can be so biting that it hurts. It can be anything you want it to be because you call the shots. Ain’t it cool. We are talking about ice, of course, those little cool blocks and cubes of summer relievers. From the wet markets to the hawker centres, cafés as well as the upmarket bars, it is everywhere and in more varied forms than what the Fantastic Four’s Iceman can freeze you up with. Fishmongers At the fishmonger’s where it is vital to keep the seafood looking their best through the day, it is crushed into fine pieces for a few practical reasons. “Crushed ice can be compacted and it doesn’t bruise the fish like large ice cubes do when we pack them ...

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