Category Archives: Shave Ice
Having been to Hawaii, where “shave ice” reigns supreme, I have to admit that the Taiwanese “snow cream” version is pretty awesome. Icepik Shavery recently opened up on Kingsway and brings this new treat to Vancouverites.
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Nothing says summer more than shave ice. If you’ve never been to Hawaii before, you’re probably wondering how this differs from a regular snow cone. Unlike a snow cone which uses crushed ice, shave ice has much finer ice which absorbs the syrups better.
As I mentioned on our visit to Giovanni’s Shrimp Truck, our trip to the North Shore was a bit overcast and rainy. We were driving though Haleiwa after a couple more car navigation snafus while stopping by Ehukai Beach (to see the Banzai Pipeline) and Laniakea Beach (to see the sea turtles) and noticed a long line of people standing in the rain waiting for shave ice.
One of the most prominent landmarks in Waikiki (besides the endless number of ABC Stores that dot the area) is Diamond Head which is a volcanic tuff cone that looms over the city. It’s also a popular hiking location because of the expansive views that it affords from the rim of the crater. Read the rest of this entry