Hola, Waiola!

Waiola Shave Ice
2135 Waiola Ave corner of Paani Street
Honolulu, HI 96805
(808) 949-2269

It’s a cute lil’ shack of a convenience store/dessert corner know for their delicious shaved ice and multitude of options for it. For my first concoction, I chose banana and coconut flavored syrup with mochi on the bottom and condensed milk (yes!!!) on top. The first bite of the fluffy sweetness was a bit of heaven, but with me being the texture-whore, the melty-soupiness got to me at the end and was sufficiently grossed out enough to stop.

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Conclusion: Eat faster and get icecream on the bottom to stop the meltiness. That first bite of creamy condensed milk + fluffy shaved ice is dericious. For personal preference, I think I’ll pass on the syrups; they seem to make it melt faster and interefere with the wonderful texture of the fluffy shaved ice.

See After L-inner Snack for notes on Waiola’s rival – Mastumoto’s Shave Ice

Want to see what wonderful chinese/taiwanese shaved ice is about?
Massive FOod Blog! – scroll to Shau Mei at the bottom
Food Adventures in LA, continued… – again, scroll to Shau Mei at the bottom and see the huge plate of fluffy, cream mountain of heaven. =)

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