Ice from the shack shops?

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Ice from the shack shops?

Post by StroppyChops » Mon Jul 14, 2014 4:54 pm

I should probably just try this and enjoy the discovery experience, but I'll give someone an opportunity to mock, and others to participate.

The shack shops that sell tube ice to the other shack shops, do they normally sell to barang? Is rocking up and waving an ice bucket muttering 'som ko, bong, som ko' likely to cause hilarity? What should one expect to pay for a medium sized bucket of ice?
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Re: Ice from the shack shops?

Post by Jaap N. » Mon Jul 14, 2014 5:01 pm

I pay 500r per kg. Don't know 'som ko'; you most likely mean 'takaw' 'Som' means give and you can use that in a restaurant or so when you want ice in your drink. I believe the proper way to ask for ice at a shop is something like; 'tin takaw', but I'm not an expert on the subject. :beer3:
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Re: Ice from the shack shops?

Post by StroppyChops » Mon Jul 14, 2014 5:10 pm

Thanks Jaap, yes, I meant takow
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Re: Ice from the shack shops?

Post by rick o'shea » Mon Jul 14, 2014 5:36 pm

say 'tuk kok anamai' for 'hygenic ice'. The ice will be from a hygenic source, apparently,but you might want to check how they store it in the shack! Do they EVER wash out that orange cooler box?!
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Re: Ice from the shack shops?

Post by StroppyChops » Mon Jul 14, 2014 5:38 pm

Thanks rick - I seriously doubt it, although the one near the Cellcard corner of psar TTP seems better than most.
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Re: Ice from the shack shops?

Post by nightmare.believer » Mon Jul 14, 2014 6:14 pm

Is that avatar you? I could have sworn I saw that guy today.
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Post by Mrs Stroppy » Mon Jul 14, 2014 10:46 pm

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Re: Ice from the shack shops?

Post by Joker Poker » Tue Jul 15, 2014 10:17 am

It's going to be the same ice in your drinks when you go out. It's fine, I've been using it regularly for years. When I go to the province it's usually big hollow blocks of the stuff. It always seems to get gritty on the outside, but when it melts a bit the grit is gone.
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Re: Ice from the shack shops?

Post by StroppyChops » Tue Jul 15, 2014 2:56 pm

As soon as the lady of the house (well, shack) spotted my ice bucket she was arm out and asking "You want full or not?" After the post about hygiene I was curious and had a bit of a gander, it all seemed pretty clean, stainless steel scoops to move the ice, reasonably clean, new woven plastic bags holding the fresher ice in the bigger esky, etc. Miles apart from slab ice in the provinces that is stored in a pit and covered in reused rice husk.
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Re: Ice from the shack shops?

Post by OrangeDragon » Tue Jul 15, 2014 9:30 pm

You can also approach Alma about ice. They have a super filtered amazing ice machine thing.
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