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Sat Jul 21, 2012, 09:06 PM

xue hua bing: Taiwanese shaved ice dessert


As you can see in the photo above, the snow ice comes off the blocks in thin, curvy ripples, and they're paired with fresh fruits and fruit purees.



A block of strawberry-flavored ice is being mounted onto a shave ice machine



Pink Lady, a strawberry-flavored shave ice topped with strawberry syrup, strawberry, litchi coco, passion fruit, popping boba and rainbow sprinkles.


Janice Kuo, owner of Snowflake Cafe and Dessert, shaves a block of mango-flavored shaved ice onto a plate at their store in Pleasanton, Calif.



Tropic Mango, a mango-flavored shave ice topped with mango, litchi coco, yogurt popping boba, mango sauce and rainbow sprinkles.

Flavorings such as green tea or chocolate are mixed into a base of milk and water, then frozen into cylindrical blocks that look like giant candles. The blocks are mounted onto an ice shaver, which slices it off in sheets - thin enough that they melt in the mouth, much like cotton candy. It's very low-calorie and low in sugar.

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Response to AsahinaKimi (Original post)

Sun Jul 22, 2012, 01:50 AM

1. Where in San Francisco can I find this??

I have not had this since I visited Shanghai in 2003.

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Response to RandySF (Reply #1)

Sun Jul 22, 2012, 02:57 AM

2. Here


Fluffy Snow: 1314 Noriega St. (near 20th Avenue), San Francisco; (415) 566-6288.

37 Degrees Dessert Cafe: 1155 Taraval St. (near 21st Avenue), San Francisco; (415) 566-3887.

100% Sweet Cafe: 2512 Clement St. (near 27th Avenue), San Francisco; (415) 221-1628. Also, 3288 Pierce St. (near Central Avenue), Richmond.

Snowflake: 4288 Dublin Blvd., Suite 105 (near Tassajara Road), Dublin; (925) 551-0971. www.snowflakecafedessert.com.

Snowice: 3561 El Camino Real, Suite 99 (near Lawrence Expressway), Santa Clara; (408) 251-1002.

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Response to AsahinaKimi (Reply #2)

Sun Jul 22, 2012, 01:30 PM

3. I'll try Fluffy this week.

Ok, one more food item: I also tried something a friend described as "Hong Kong style iced tea". It looked like regular iced tea, only it had a very strong lemon taste to it. Does that sound familiar to you?

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Response to RandySF (Reply #3)

Sun Jul 22, 2012, 03:00 PM

4. I prefer Thai Tea

Much sweeter. There is also a Chinese tea that is cold, which has little balls of tapioca in them. Bobobli or Bubble tea.

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