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By Nur Ashikin Louis
KUCHING, Jan 13: South Korean actor Yoo Seung Ho finished a cup of ‘gula apong’ ice cream in the blink of an eye for someone who doesn’t have much of a sweet tooth during his visit to Kuching last year.
The ‘Moonshine’ drama series actor had a chance to taste the dessert when filming in the city for the ‘Off The Grid’ reality show aired on Discovery Channel Korea on Dec 29, 2022 and Jan 5, 2023 at 10.30pm Korea Standard Time (KST).
He was circling the city centre taking photographs on a sunny afternoon before he decided to stop for ice cream at IG Aiskrim store located at Kuching Waterfront here.
The first few scoops made him put on a wide smile as he commented on how good the ice cream was on screen.
“Wow. This is so good. Is this honey?
“I’m not a huge fan of ice cream but this is really good,” he said before proceeding to finish the whole cup of ice cream in no time.
Viewers can hear his voice-over narration saying, “Really, I don’t like ice cream that much but I finished this in a blink of an eye.”
The video clip can be watched here.
Gula apong is a traditional dark brown semi-solid sugar, produced from the sap of nipa palm tree which grows in the coastal areas in Sarawak.
Yesterday (Jan 12), Deputy Premier of Sarawak Dato Sri Dr Sim Kui Hian also shared the news of Yoo’s trip to Kuching on his Facebook page.
“South Korean star Yoo Seung Ho visited Kuching and tried Sarawak gula apong ice cream and loved it. What about you?
“What’s your favourite hometown dessert, where’s your favourite dessert hangout?” he asked his followers.
In the show, the 29-year-old drove himself around town and made sure to fill in his stomach. He had Kolo Mee at Sin Bang Chong Café, banana fritters at James Brooke Bistro and Café as well as dinner at Top Spot Kuching where he enjoyed the oyster pancake, cheese lobster and stir-fried ‘midin’.
He also had the opportunity to visit various tourist attractions in Kuching such as taking a ride on a ‘perahu tambang’ (boat taxi), meeting the orangutans in Semenggoh Wildlife Centre, as well as visiting Fairy Cave and Bako National Park. — DayakDaily