korean shaved ice in the westside!
i've been really enjoying the shaved ice at boba time on the corner of national and sepulveda. they have 5 choices- mixed fruit, mixed fruit deluxe, mango, green tea, and coffee. the owner is really friendly and is more than willing to accommodate topping substitutions. i'm not sure what exactly defines korean shaved ice, but they are very generous with the fresh fruit, red bean, mochi, ice cream (or pinkberry-esque yogurt), boba, etc.
prices range from $5-6 for shaved ice and the place has free wifi. it's basically your standard asian drink/froyo place but i think i'll be sticking to the shaved ice. i really like the level of control i have in what goes into it...most places will be stingy with ingredients or will not allow substitutions.
I made a run to Boba Time and tried the green tea shaved ice yesterday. I feel it kind of lacks the strong green tea flavor that I like but the mochi is very chewy and tasty. I asked to have some extra mango topping and they were so kind to add it for free. The mango is very soft and sweet--I like it. I'll have to go back for mango shaved ice next time. I still like Taiwanese shaved ice better but I'll frequent Boba Time when I can't drive out to SGV. Oh, I also have a sample of their frozen yogurt. It was tangy but a little watery.
Wow! How exciting! What is the name of this place? Is it in the shopping center where "Hamburger Habit" is or in the shopping center where the "Pizza Hut" is? Yesterday, I went to Rodeo Galleria in K-town for Korean Shaved Ice and was completely dissapointed. Instead of shaved ice, they gave me some sort of pineapple flavored ice like sorbet. I was duped! Thanks for this posting.