Shave Ice in Pasadena?
The recent post on shave ice at Shakas has made me think about shave ice quite a bit. Aside from Shakas in Alhambra and Monterey Park, is there anywhere else in or near Pasadena that has really good shave ice? I want to buy some this week. I was thinking about the halo halo at Barrio Fiesta in Highland Park that someone recently posted about. I know there have been recent recs on this matter, but I have forgotten where they are. Thank you. Also, boba recs nearby would be great.
I noticed that Phoenix in South Pas has shave ice on the menu. I've never tried it there, so don't know what they're like. I did get their red bean drink, not the best I've ever had, but it was pretty good and very refreshing. I am so grateful that Phoenix had opened there.
I was just at Taipan Cafe near PCC this week and they had a really delicious looking shaved ice. (Didn't get a chance to try it myself yet though...) It's Chinese/Taiwanese style shaved ice, but sure is a lot closer than going down to Shakas.
1443 E Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91106
In addition to B-Man's, you should also check out Aloha Food Factory in Alhambra for Hawaiian Shave Ice.
Also, don't overlook the many, many places in SGV that have Tawainese Shaved Ice (and all these places have boba as well). Check out Shau Mei, Sin Ba La, Won Won Kitchen, just to name a few.
They serve shave ice at B-Man's Teriyaki, which is in the same complex as HOWS market at San Gabriel & Huntington Dr. I've never tried it, but they do a nice job with their foodstuffs (teriyaki chicken & beef bowls, and teriyaki burgers). The owner is originally from Hawaii, I believe, so at least there's a chance that the shave ice offering is reasonably authentic.