Tag Archives: Shaved Ice

Craving Guppy House

6 Apr


Where does one go for the most uh-mazing, out of this world, brick toast ever? Guppy House is where. A group of friends and I went for some late night eats and treats since GH closes at 2am on the weekends. Ever since having the desserts, I have been thinking about them since. The menu is full of snacks and meals, but the desserts have probably got to be the best things on the menu. We ordered the shaved ice with red bean and taro, which was sooooo yummy. We also shared the Mixed Fruit Double Toast, one Strawberry and one Butter Coconut, with sliced mango, bananas, and strawberries drizzled with hot chocolate fudge. We added two orders of ice cream, strawberry and coffee, and we learned that the ice cream is from Fosselman’s. The portions are ginormous, but we shared everything among the six of us. The consensus of the table was while the shaved ice was noteworthy, the Butter Coconut Brick Toast was unbelievably good. It had the perfect texture, was incredibly flavorful, and I am craving it as I type. This place is going down in our books as a new favorite for desserts with friends.

Craving Halo-Halo

27 Feb



What is Halo-Halo? Halo-Halo is a Filipino dessert consisting of Coconut Gel, Red Mung Beans, White Beans, Sugar Palm Fruit, Jackfruit, Macapuno (Gelatinous Coconut Strings) mixed with shaved ice, ice cream, and milk. Instead of buying the ingredients separately, there are bottles of Halo-Halo mixtures that can be purchased at a local Asian market (hopefully) along with an ice shaving machine, which is needed for making shaved ice, an other key ingredient. One bottle serves two. Finding this bottle in a market where its workers may not understand what you’re saying is the hard part, making the Halo-Halo is the easy part. First we add the Halo-Halo mix, then the shaved ice, then the ice cream, then milk. If you’re like me, I prefer good ol’ fashioned vanilla ice cream; however, coconut, cantaloupe, mango, and ube flavored ice cream are all other great choices to give this dessert a more tropical taste. Regular, soy, almond or skim milk makes this treat plenty sweet, but adding condensed milk is also an option. While this dessert looks a like a drink, it’s eaten (and usually devoured by cravy individuals) with a spoon. Soooooo gooood!

Craving Some Good Hawaiian Eats (Part 1)

28 Jan

Ey Brah, howzit, we go get someting to eat, yeah? In case you have never heard a local Hawaiian speak Pidgin (English-Hawaiian slang or some may argue it’s the language spoken in Hawaii, because no one really speaks the Hawaiian language), it’s awesome. On Oahu, what’s even more awesome is the food. We have been feasting like Royal Hawaiian Kings and Queens, thanks to Trip Advisor Marshall and Food Advisor Face who got the inside scoop (from friends and Yelp) on some really authentic and delicious Hawaiian places that are a must eat for any tourist or local alike. Since my cravings have been on overload, I have to share…

Day 2 Eats

Ono Seafood: For satisfying Poke cravings… Best Poke Ever!
Ordered: The Hawaiian Style Poke (made spicy over white rice), The Shoku Ahi Poke, and Seaweed Salad


Waiola Shaved Ice: For satisfying sweet cravings on a hot day… Best Shave Ice in Hawaii!
Ordered: Azuki Bowl with Mochi Ball, Sundae Shave Ice



Azure restaurant (Royal Hawaiian): For Fine Dining Eats
Ordered: The Tasting Menu – 1st course: Azure Sashimi (Hawaiian Yellow Fin Ahi, Japanese Hamachi, Avocado & Watermelon Radish Salad, Ginger Vinaigrette) 2nd course: “Ocean Cappuccino” Dungeness Crab & Black Tiger Shrimp (sooo good) – 3rd course: Kona Lobster Tail with Risotto Marinated Tomato, Saffron, and Waialua Asparagus – 4th course: substituted the Fillet of Beef for the Opa (Moonfish) with corn Dessert: Kula Strawberries & Flor Di Latte with Balsamic & Cinnamon Fadrizzle Birthday Cake Surprise: Flourless Chocolate Cake


Zippy’s: For satisfying late night cravings
Ordered: Macaroni Salad (Have to have Macaroni Salad in Hawaii)

Day 3 Eats
Boots and Kimo's Homestyle Kitchen

Boots and Kimo’s Homestyle Kitchen: For Breakfast Eats, will totally hit the craving spot!
Ordered: The Entire Kitchen! I tried: Guava Juice, Fresh Papaya, The French Toast with (the most incredible) macadamia nut sauce (which had with the next two things on this list), Hawaiian Pancakes, Banana Pancakes, Seafood Omelet (Sauteed in garlic butter with fresh mushrooms, Maui onions & crab melted Haleakala swiss cheese)


Leonard’s Bakery: For Sweet Sweet Malasadas
Malasadas are Portuguese doughnuts. Each one is pastry dough fried until the crust is golden brown, while the inside remains fluffy and light. Because the dough is made with the finest ingredients, you get a malasada with a sweet toasted flavor, both crunchy and chewy.
Ordered: a dozen. Malasadas: 3 Original, 3 Cinnamon, Malasada Puffs: 3 Custard filled, 3 Dobash (Chocolate) Filled



Tonkatsu Ginza Bairin Since 1927: For satisfying Katsu cravings
Tried: Tofu, Spice Tuna Roll, Uni (Sea Urchin), Green Salad, Top 5 Kushiage Combo (Scallops, Quail Egg and Tofu), Hearty Miso Soup, Jumbo Black Tiger Katsu over Egg over easy and Rice (with homemade Katsu sauce, spice mustard, and sesame seed grounded and mixed with Katsu sauce… yummmm), and Cabbage Salad with Tomato and Cucumber
Every one at our table ate every single morsel or food on the table, including the cabbage, which we had with the Japanese dressing.

Yogurtland: For after dinner dessert cravings
Ordered: Taro and Pistachio frozen yogurt topped with strawberries and mochi balls

Craving Tasty To Go

2 Dec

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Have you ever talked about a craving that made you sound like a crazy person? I was told by my best friend, Dreams, that when I told her about Tasty To Go, I sounded like a lunatic. Well, if I’m crave crazy, than call me Cravy. I’m Cravy for Tasty To Go, the best snow I’ve ever known.

I took Dreams and her husband, who were visiting from Las Vegas, to let them in on what all the fuss was about. We had a double dinner date at BJ’s in Pasadena and before watching 007, I recommended we get some shaved ice. We drove to Tasty To Go in Arcadia and ordered the strawberry, mango, pudding with caramel, and new strawberry snow flavors. This dessert consists of fine shaved ice with a combination of the following side toppings: fruit, ice cream, mochi, boba, red bean, caramel, chocolate and pudding. I don’t think I could name a favorite flavor, each flavor is so delicious. It’s nice to go with friends and share a few in order to taste a variety of flavors. We didn’t just taste four different flavors, we annihilated them. We all went Cravy!