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Chinatown Ice Cream factory (correct name?)

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kevin Jun 26, 2006 12:21 AM

how is this ice cream joint?

what flavors to get, and is it all exotic (ie. black sesame, litchee, and taro, etc) or do they have classic american flavors too? and are those any good?

  1. Nuray Jul 23, 2006 10:26 PM

    I like their red bean, coconut and green tea.. All great tasting...

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      Pan Jul 23, 2006 04:13 AM

      I was there this afternoon. The ginger ice cream is now pure vanilla, no ginger flavor whatsoever. Avoid that flavor.

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        devil Jul 22, 2006 10:38 PM

        They would also mix flavors for you even for just one scoop.

        1. teresa Jul 22, 2006 10:00 PM

          My favorites are taro, mango and passion fruit (I've only had it once there!)

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            Schveinhund Jul 21, 2006 11:35 PM

            Lychee, Mango, and Coconut are my favorite.

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              Peter Cherches Jun 26, 2006 02:19 PM

              My favorite "Asian" flavors are lychee, ginger & almond cookie, but the cherry pistachio and the mocha chip are both great.

              http://petercherches.blogspot.com

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                big o Jun 26, 2006 04:21 AM

                They have a fairly wide selection of flavors, ranging from vanilla, cookies and cream, and rocky road to avocado, durian, and wasabi. The odder flavors tend to reflect their sources fairly well: wasabi tasted like wasabi minus the sinus burn, and durian's odor came complete with slight hints of farts and onions that rested atop a nice, light tropical flavor.

                Personally, I'm partial to almond cookie, lychee, pumpkin pie, mango, and pineapple.

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                  lia Jun 26, 2006 03:38 AM

                  You can see their list of flavors on their site (I love that regular and exotic are turned on their heads):
                  http://www.chinatownicecreamfactory.c...

                  They're very patient and will let you try a whole bunch of flavors, especially if the (small, narrow) shop isn't packed. Everything's good, but for my money the flavor I get over and over again is coconut—and I don't even usually like anything coconut-flavored!

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                    larrylee Jun 26, 2006 03:18 AM

                    I never object to stopping in to the Chinatown Ice Cream Factory for a scoop or three. I think there are traditional "American" flavors but come to think of it, I've never had them. If I'm there, I'll be getting mango, lychee, green tea, red bean, etc. You can ask them to try a flavor before buying it.

                    Larry

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