Best Shaved Ice
Who has your favorite Asian-style shaved ice? Japanese-style, Korean-style, Filipino-style, I am open to them all. My favorite style is pat bing soo (Korean-style shaved ice with red beans) if done right, but I've yet to find a good one in Manhattan. Koryodang's simply doesn't cut it for me. I think my favorite shaved ice right now is Cafe Zaiya's green tea shaved ice. Glorious mix of shaved ice, condensed milk, green tea syrup, and red beans. If it had more mochi on it, it would be pretty close to perfection.
This is my favorite summer dessert of all time, and it's making me sad that I've had so few good renditions of it! I imagine there's got to be a couple places in Chinatown that do a good one. Anyone? Bueller?
i've recently been a fan of falooda. but i've only had it in jackson heights. and they use coconut milk, shaved ice, kulfi, in addition to the standard tapioca seeds, rose water syrup, and vermecelli. it's a dessert not a drink as the wikipedia article shows.
I wouldn't know where to get this in manhattan though =[.
my friend also told me about pat bing soo. but she's also been out of luck of finding a good one in the city. by any chance do you know one in the outer boros?
I've never had a falooda - I'll have to check it out!
Thanks for the excellent link too.
Unfortunately I've never had a really good bing soo in New York. The last good one I had was in D.C. suburbs. I'm not super-familiar w/ outer boroughs though. There has to be a good one somewhere in Queens. If you or your friend hear anything, let me know!
Meanwhile Cafe Zaiya's green tea shaved ice will hold me over.
Paris Baguette out in Queens Crossing, Flushing has a dish where the ice is actually shaven from green tea, or at least green tea-flavored water. Lots of toppings too but kind of expensive at about 8-9 bucks a plate. Flushing has many options of Taiwanese shaved ice where you get to pick your own toppings. As for Manhattan, Excellent Pork Chop House serves an okay one. Many Malay restaurants serve Chen Do as well.
Excellent Pork Chop House
3 Doyers St, New York, NY 10013
omg, that green tea one sounds soooo good!
i definitely need to have some while i'm there next week!