Friday, August 15, 2014

Shaved ICE and a Haircut - Two Bits

There is this phenomenon on the ISLANDS called Hawaiian Shaved Ice. It has been around for a long time but has increasingly gained in popularity. I think it might out POPULAR the macadamia nut.

The history of shaved ice is very interesting. The treat was brought to the islands by Japanese plantation workers. In Japan shaved ice is known as KAKIGORI and at one time was reserved for royalty. It is understandable why shaved ICE is so popular in Hawaii - its cool iciness is PERFECT for a warm day on the beach.

Believe it or not, the Hawaiian Shaved Ice is one of the least expensive treat at Aulani. Despite Disney's reputation for having food which is hugely overpriced, the treat is actually comparable to other Shaved Ice spots on the islands. In fact, we paid almost a dollar more for one at the Aloha Bowl Swap Meet and it was not nearly as good.

The one I had was flavored with GUAVA, MANGO and ORANGE. It was sooooooo delicious.

There was no HAIRCUT to this story - I just liked the jingle and thought is made a catch title.


Anna the GSD said...

I was wondering how you were going to cut your hairs! BOL! ;)

Ranger said...

WOW… dat does look yummy.

Adi Robles said...

Hahah good one. And I bet that must have tasted delicious! Especially because mango is my favorite fruit. :9

Idaho PugRanch said...

looks refreshing!
Mr Bailey, Hazel & Greta

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Hehe, Noodles, we wondered how a little puggie had a hair cut! That shaved ice made us feel cold cause it's cold here in our part of Oz, brrrr. Take care and have a good weekend. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

OMD OMD our mom has talked SHAVE ICE SHAVE ICE fur YEARS... She LOVED the COCONUT Flavor... OMD you had a SHAVE ICE... a REAL shave ICE... You lucky dawg.. we like the flavors YOU did chews.

Frank The Tank said...

Noodles it sounds like a title of a Jimmy Buffett song! Shaved Ice and a Haircut!
I have never had shaved ice, I have had a slush puppie which is very close, it looks delicious and the flavour sounds incredibly fresh and fruity, what a lucky girl you are noodles! Love and Licks from your furiend Frank XxxxxxxxX said...

Yum - that sounds tasty, Noodles. I hope it cooled you down. I could go for some shaved ice today as it is HOT HOT HOT here.