May 30, 2009

shave ice

Aoki's shave ice with azuki & ice cream

We both seem to have developed a preference for lychee + liliko'i + li hing mui syrup on the ice, with vanilla ice cream underneath, or mac nut ice cream if it's available, and azuki beans too if the mood strikes.

Aoki's on the North Shore of O'ahu is so far the absolute pinnacle of the shave ice arts that we have tried. Holy cow. Absolutely perfect in every way. Superfine ice, really fresh, true-tasting syrups, good quality ice cream. yum yum. Someday when I have a couple of extra hours I am sure I will slog the line at Matsumoto's next door just to try it, but there's really no point. I can waltz right up to the counter at Aoki's and be drowning in yum before any of those poor suckers get through the door at Matsumoto's.

At Aoki's we had vanilla ice cream, azuki beans, and liliko'i, lychee and li hing mui syrup. NOM NOM NOM.

Posted by foodnerd at May 30, 2009 09:02 PM
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