Today I would like to tell you again about a delicacy that has done it to me: Shave Ice.
Shave Ice is a product based on Water based dessert. From a block of ice pieces are cut off, you can also use just crushed ice, but the finer the better. The consistency should be like snow, then the Shave Ice ice is perfect. So you could also try with us in Germany in the winter times with snow 🙂 This "Snow" is pressed into a ball and filled into a bowl. Now comes the clue, the ice cream is now showered with syrup. Since the ice cream absorbs the syrup, it also gets the sweet taste. One takes syrup with food coloring, because thereby it becomes only so beautifully multicolored. In this way, numerous flavors are possible. Even several different can be combined on a Shave Ice.
Additional combinations are the "Snow Cap", at the Condensed milk is poured over the Shave Ice and thus provides a creamy taste. You can also add Azuki beans ( red beans coming from Japan, cooked in sugar water until soft) or Mochi (sticky rice balls that taste like gummy bears. Really delicious!) Likewise, you can get a scoop of Vanilla ice cream have made under the snow ice. An ice in the ice, so to speak.
The Shave Ice was created in Japanbut was then brought to Japan by Japanese immigrants. Hawaii and popular here. In Hawaii, you can find small or bigger Shave Ice stores on all islands where you can buy a delicious ice. However, there is one Shave Ice location that has become the real deal over the years. Hot Spot has developed. Matsumoto Shave Ice in Haleiwa is the Inn store on Oahu. Located on the North Shore, the store sells more on hot days than 1000 Shave Ice a day. Started in 1951 as a kiosk, the world-famous store now sells in a remodeled and enlarged space over 38 different flavors every day. In addition, at the Matsumoto Store you can get T-shirts,Bags, Magnets etc. with thick Matsumoto logo to buy.
You stand in line and at the counter a young woman asks which size and which varieties you would like to have as Shave Ice. On a huge board you are now spoiled for choice...Strawberry….Pineapple…Lilikoi…Rainbow....usw. Here you get your cup, which you hand in at the next counter and pay. Now the cup comes further to fill. Then the syrup is poured with the flavor that one has chosen in advance. Feeeeertiiiig!!!!!Here I have added a few photos for you at the last visit.
My tip to you: Even if it's early, try to get there after breakfast if possible, otherwise it can be quite busy and people will be standing right up to the door.