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Hawaiian Shaved Ice

hackattaq May 19, 2011 03:29 PM

Saw delicious looking shaved ice on foodography, topped with condensed milk? any recs in the city or Brooklyn?

The only one I can think of is the Bao Bing at the Hester Street Fair.

Hester Street Fair
Essex St Hester St, New York, NY 10002

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    roro1831 RE: hackattaq May 19, 2011 05:26 PM

    Now if someone up here could make a New Orleans snoball it would be great.

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      roro1831 RE: roro1831 Jun 3, 2011 11:47 AM


      pparently my wish has been answered. For those of you looking for something shaved finer than what you typically see, check this place out. It is like eating snow. Hopefully she does it as good as they do in New Orleans

      Imperial Woodpecker Sno-balls
      145 7th Ave S, New York, NY 10014

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        jester99 RE: roro1831 Jun 6, 2011 08:09 AM

        not sure how close to New Orleans it is but I tried it this past weekend it was good! i had king cake flavor and the SOB tasted like King Cake

        more bout it in my blog if you are interested.

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          roro1831 RE: jester99 Jun 6, 2011 12:55 PM

          Hopefully gonna get there this coming weekend. Did she happen tohave chocolate flavor? If so, try that with condensed milk on top if she has it, but I would imagine that she does.

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            jester99 RE: roro1831 Jun 8, 2011 08:30 AM

            I was pretty sure i saw chocolate, they had a extensive list of flavors and i am assumin if they had stuff like king cake and tigers blood they should have chocolate!

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              michelleats RE: jester99 Jun 8, 2011 01:04 PM

              They do have chocolate and about 30 other flavors. The ice isn't shaved quite as fine as a classic snowball (nor a classic Hawaiian shave ice), but the variety of toppings makes up for that. Pricing is interesting:

              8 oz = $4

              16 oz = $5

              We ordered a few different flavors just so we could try them, but it would've been more economical to get the 16 oz and then go back every day for a month to try the others.

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          uwsister RE: roro1831 Jun 6, 2011 11:15 PM

          Oh, they look fantastic! I'm crazy about shaved ice, so I will have to try these ASAP!

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        villainx RE: hackattaq May 19, 2011 08:01 PM

        This thread mentioned shaved ice in the Centre Street Outdoor Plaza: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/782819. Haven't been, just sharing.

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          squid kun RE: villainx Jun 7, 2011 03:42 PM

          I haven't been either, but here's some fresh info ... http://newyork.grubstreet.com/2011/06...

          Wooly's Ice
          Centre St Reade St, New York, NY 10007

        2. rteplow RE: hackattaq May 20, 2011 05:26 AM

          You can get cholados in Queens -- check the Outer Boroughs board. There is a store in Sunnyside and a few in Jackson Heights.

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            PhishFoodie RE: hackattaq Jun 3, 2011 08:45 PM

            Eton in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn has it. I think they were on Foodography actually. Good dumplings too!

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              UES Mayor RE: hackattaq Jun 7, 2011 03:59 AM

              Had to chime in to say if you say shaved ice in Hawaii-you too will be corrected that us locals call it "shave ice", not "shaved". Google and you will see what I mean.

              1. loratliff RE: hackattaq Jun 13, 2011 01:59 PM

                The Shaved Ice Shop was at the Hester Street Fair Summer Picnic yesterday. Their's looks exactly like what you're looking for: http://smithratliff.com/2011/06/12/a-... (Nice guy running the tent, too!


                Hester Street Fair
                Essex St Hester St, New York, NY 10002

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