When we first dipped warm French fries into vanilla soft serve as a kid at McDonald’s, our mother frowned. “Sweet and salty, nice meh?” she said sceptically, before muttering: “You eat hot and cold together, later stomach ache then you know.”
Despite the threat of internal bodily havoc, we — like many other Singaporeans — continue to enjoy this unorthodox, off-menu combination through the years. It’s just one of those strange food marriages, like Milo Halia, that works when it shouldn’t.
Now, in 2020, it is Burger King (not McDonald’s) who made ice cream and fries a legit thang on its menu. And our local fast food hack has a name now: Mashed Up Fries.