Chatuchak-style Coconut Ice Cream at Sangkaya


The original coconut ice cream at Chatuchak Weekend Market

Chatuchak Weekend Market needs no introduction. It is an institution in itself known by tourists. And of course, the coconut ice cream at Chatuchak Weekend Market is not-to-be-missed.

A lot of Malaysians rejoiced that the Chatuchak-style coconut ice cream is now available in Malaysia. They can have it everyday, without travelling to Bangkok.


Sangkaya is nuts about coconuts!

 I first heard about Sangkaya from a friend. And then, from more friends. So it has gotta be good, I silently hope. I am too pampered by authentic Thai food; I am not easily pleased.

For the uninitiated, Sangkaya is a Thai word for kaya: jam spread made out of coconut milk, egg and sugar. It was initially intended to be a toast and kaya business, then turned to coconut ice cream. So, there you go, a simple explanation of the kaya brand name.

I finally tried Sangkaya’s coconut ice cream last Friday night, a dessert-after-dessert! Two desserts in a night. Malaysians love our desserts, lots.


Signature Ice Cream, minus the frills

 We ordered their Signature Ice Cream @ RM 9.90, 4 scoops of ice cream, served on a coconut husk, with three toppings and coconut flesh strips. We also ordered a glass of their The Real Coconut Shake @ RM 6.90.

I was impressed, not. The coconut ice cream did not come close to the actual version.

Read that the Sangkaya’s coconut ice cream is made from pure coconut milk, without any dairy product. This explains the texture of the ice cream that I had. As for The Real Coconut Shake, I find that the milk taste is more prominent, than coconut.

Since Sangkaya is on Licensing business model,  perhaps the branch that I went to at Damansara Uptown is a licensee outlet. I would like to try Sangkaya’s original stall at Jalan Alor, maybe the taste will be closer to Chatuchak’s version.

Only nothing but the best for me. For now, I will stick to the THB 35 coconut ice cream, that comes with a glass of complimentary coconut juice at Chatuchak Weekend Market.

Sangkaya Coconut Ice Cream

Address: No. 80, Ground Floor, Jalan SS21/39, Damansara Utama , 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor


Travel opens up a whole new world, which is cliche but true. I am a strong advocate for independent and solo travel. I was born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia but now live in Bangkok, Thailand, resulted from a chance encounter in 2009 with my why-are-you-Thai bf. I am now split between two countries. One country for my bf, another for the family, for the occasional weekend together.