The Bee, Jaya One: The Last Polka Ice Cream

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People come and people go. That’s life around the office. For every person leaving, somebody new comes in and quickly replaces the other. Everybody is exchangeable no matter how indispensable they are. But only a handful will be remembered as life goes on like clockwork the very moment they step away.

And when it was finally time to say goodbye to another one of us, the 80’s gang came together for a quick noodle lunch at Marufuku and headed straight to The Bee soon after for desserts. A dozen of us quickly zeroed in on the couch area which reminded me of the set on 90’s sitcom F.R.I.E.N.D.S, only this was much classier with its black leather sofa and elaborated cornices. The waiter was shocked that ALL of us wanted to squeeze into that tight corner, but we said we were fine. We like it cozy. And a roar of laughter ensued. I bet the poor waiter probably felt terrorized and instantly wished for his shift to end so he doesn’t have to put up with us noisy giggly bunch. He didn’t have to say it. It was written all over his face and his voice when he came back to take our orders.

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“We’re only having desserts. Please bring us one of each flavour of ice cream,” we said while pointing to the huge chalkboard behind us. Doodled in white chalk were the flavours available:

*RM6.80 per cup*
Teh Tarik
Malt & Peanut Butter
Black Sesame
White Coffee
Green Tea
*RM8.80 per cup*

“Hang on, make that two cups per flavour please. Thank you.”

As quickly as the waiter boy disappeared, he returned with a dozen or so cups of delicious homemade French-styled (made with egg and cream) ice cream by The Last Polka. The girls behind this KL-based internet business assured that fresh, top quality ingredients are used and no preservatives were added. What makes their ice cream stand out from the crowd is their choice of Asian-inspired flavours. My favourite was the Horlicks flavour, which brought back the nostalgia of licking spoonfuls of Horlicks powder when I was a kid. And looking around, everyone had a fun time tasting all of these flavours laid out in front of us – who wouldn’t be?

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Some of the girls argued that Nutella was the supreme flavour while others loved the Black Sesame or Green Tea. Most of us didn’t cared much for the Teh Tarik with its weird cinnamon after taste. And while the Malt & Peanut Butter had a turn off-ish salty first taste, I found myself licking the cups completely clean by the end of our dessert session. Too bad the much talked about White Coffee and Guinness flavours weren’t available. Would have love to try me some of those. Heard they make Bacon flavoured ones too. Wonder what that tastes like?

In then end, we all passed out on the couch with big smiles on our faces and holding on to our equally big tummies. Ahhh, what a good way to say goodbye.

Now, back to work.

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The Bee
K-2A-G, Block K, Jaya One
No. 72A, Jalan Universiti
46200 Petaling Jaya
Tel:+603 7960 2160

Note: All visuals taken via iPhone 4 and composed using the Phoster app. Damn right it’s cool!

14 Responses to The Bee, Jaya One: The Last Polka Ice Cream
  1. Life for Beginners
    November 1, 2010 | 4:58 am

    Make that Nutella & Horlicks for me! Ooh, and another scoop maybe, of Malt and Peanut Butter? :D

  2. coolclare
    November 1, 2010 | 7:02 am

    wow phoster…

  3. thule a.k.a leo
    November 1, 2010 | 7:48 am

    Nutella it is… I didn't seem to notice this place when I went to Jaya One! Where exactly is this The Bee??

  4. Sean
    November 1, 2010 | 8:04 am

    i remember eating spoonfuls of horlicks and ovaltine, straight from the tin too, when i was a kid! too bad we didn't have horlicks ice cream in those days, huh :D

  5. UnkaLeong
    November 1, 2010 | 10:02 am

    A sweet goodbye indeed. That's some mighty fine looking colleagues you have there ;)

  6. CUMI & CIKI
    November 1, 2010 | 11:04 am

    no better way to go.. the last polka is the one done in STYLE. gorgeous post.. LOVEIT2DEATH!

    sista banana misses uuuuuuuuuu

  7. Lyrical Lemongrass
    November 1, 2010 | 11:50 am

    I ruv the horlicks ice cream. Ruv ruv ruv!!!

  8. qwazymonkey
    November 1, 2010 | 2:38 pm

    LFB: Eleh, don't copy me lah! :P

    Coolclare: It's such an awesome app. Love how I can make fancy visuals with it

    Thule: It's behind Brussels, facing Wendy's.

    Sean: Wonderful childhood memories those were.

    Unkaleong: Such a dirty old unka u are? I know which one you want. She's taken. :P

    C&C: Yeah, do it in style I tell ya. Miss ya too

    LL: Come let's share a tub and laze the whole afternoon on that black couch

  9. Paranoid Android
    November 1, 2010 | 10:40 pm

    Was just there yesterday and had the Malt + PB. Saw Life for beginners there too.

  10. Corinne @ Gourmantic
    November 3, 2010 | 4:28 am

    I'll pass on the Nutella. One black sesame for me, please!

  11. gfad
    November 4, 2010 | 6:39 am

    I'd like a salted caramel or butterscotch flavor, pls. :)

    If I mix Horlicks powder with heavy cream and freeze it, would I get instant Horlicks ice cream?

    Funny how we all use to eat Horlick/Milo/Ovaltine powder on its own when we were kids and get a ticking off (me, anyway) from mom for doing so and now that I CAN do it whenever I want, I don't.. :P Forbidden fruit.. :D

  12. Ee Vee
    November 4, 2010 | 10:06 am

    Thank you ALL for loving every spoonful of our ice cream! :) Sorry we ran out of the Guinness and White Coffee. We'll connect and introduce weirder flavours than bacon ice cream for you guys the next time around!

  13. qwazymonkey
    November 5, 2010 | 1:08 am

    P.A: That fler has been craving for some ice cream of late. Did u enjoy it?

    Corinne: Good choice.

    GFAD: Hmm actually I think it might work. Horlick semi fredo. :) If all fail, take a spoonful of Horlicks and another spoonful of cold Cream.

    Ee Vee: No worries and thanks for dropping a comment. Looking forward to more exciting flavours.

  14. J2Kfm
    November 8, 2010 | 7:29 am

    Oh at Jaya One?! Great. Been craving for this Horlicks ice-cream since Lemongrass posted that way back then.

    Yeah, people come and go. And it's really really comforting to know that you've actually touched a few hearts in the office, leaving behind some footprints.