This crunchy Dory goes by no English name, so we like to refer to it as the Fish Ice Cream or the Korean Fish. The English Alphabet fails to grace the packaging as well, leaving us with so much imagination as to the ingredient listing or catchy write-up of the Fish Ice Cream. Does it start with “Here fishy, fishy?” Or how about, “Tastes better than Kimchi.”
Ah, forget it.
The nutrition facts portion does provide a ray of hope, posting 200 kcal and what seem to be loads of fat percentages. However when compared vis-a-vis fellow grocery chiller item Magnum, the Fish Ice Cream posts a better “health” return, in terms of calories and sugar. That much I can figure out.
For 200 calories, this is quite a catch for those yearning for a suitable dessert while minimizing the excess load (i.e. sugar, ice cream, Magnum or even frozen yogurt). On top of that, the fish wafer is such a delightful thing to look at, it took me a while to realize that ice cream was melting, it had to be eaten.
This is one of those instances when keeping a photo proves to be handy, although there’s also the risk that it would make me hungry.
Inside the fish wafer are vanilla ice cream and adzuki beans to warm that sweet tooth. Don’t expect the fish to be that crisp crackling wafer that pops from the package. Science should explain that the moist level of the packaging coupled with its liquid interior will certainly seep into the wafer, creating a softer and chewy feel.
Still, there’s that sweet vanilla fill that the Fish Ice Cream provides, sans the overbearing chocolate or nuts that can get stuck in your teeth.
At P41 (Landmark Grocery) per fish, there’s nothing fishy about this treat, other than being shaped like a fish.