Ever since I had snowflake ice at Class 302 in Irvine, I’ve been craving good snowflake ice. Then, when I saw Kirbie‘s posts about Yogurt Swirl, the weather was getting too cold for frozen treats (at least according to S… I’m always up for ice cream). Finally, after lunch at Original Sab-E-Lee in Rancho Penasquitos with some lovely bloggers, I suggested Yogurt Swirl, and the others jumped on board (after expressing surprise that I haven’t been there yet.. haha).
I finally remembered to take a photo of the outside! Haha. It’s a terrible photo though :P
It’s tucked away in the plaza across the street from Lucky Seafood, on Black Mountain Rd. I would not have expected that this place would serve good snow ice (let alone snow ice at all) – too many froyo places popping up everywhere but don’t serve good froyo (insert sigh). Anyway, I am glad that Kirbie found this place :)
There are two types of “shaved ice” treats – Hawaiian shaved ice and shaved snow. Be sure to get the right one! (By right one, I mean shaved snow which equals snowflake ice.)
It took us quite a while to decide on the flavors. In the end, we went with a large order with taro and sesame. CC says that the small is served in a cup, which doesn’t look as pretty. And of course, we wanted it to look pretty!
Here is the shop owner (who was super nice!) shaving the block of taro ice. I’ve never seen the snowflake ice machine in action so it was quite exciting for me.
This is what the final plate looked like (it includes 2 free toppings that you can choose from the froyo toppings bar. We picked strawberries and mochi):