Friday, May 28, 2010

who knew??


Who knew that a little bit of shaved ice, some flavoured syrup and azuki beans would be SO good?

We traveled quite some distance to taste the best shave ice ever (locals call it shave ice not shaved ice) from the M. Matsumoto store located in the North Shore of Oahu.


We bought one for the girls to share... but I think we should have bought them one each. They kept fighting over it!





When I ordered, I was asked if I wanted a "holder" when I paused to answer, the guy that was taking my order solemnly said "All the cool kids are doing it..."

Well, I didn't want to be one of the "uncool" kids...





But don't fret if you can't get to the best shave ice on the island, make some at home!! I plan to...

Any big (or small) plans for the weekend?

26 comments:

Alely L. said...

yay! you were able to make it to matsumoto's! brings back wonderful memories. the best shave ice on the island. did you try one with ice cream in it?

Jo Jo said...

What a fun summer treat!

ampersandity said...

YUm, this is my husband's fave! when we went to maui for our honeymoon, he wanted it everyday.

cArLa said...

yummo! that looks dee-lish! i got a good tip on how to make a quick flavored shaved ice... 50% ice cream (any flavor) and 50% milk (skim, 1%, etc..). mix them together, and freeze... whenever you feel like having flavored shaved ice (specially for halo halo) take a fork and rake the mixture slowly - i had it at a friend's house last weekend, it was great! you can even have it by itself! xo, carla

Stevie said...

It really is the best shave ice in all of Hawaii. I was born on Oahu and lived there as a kid, so I've had shave ice from many places. Matsumoto's far exceeds all of them. Glad you enjoyed it!

Sam Harvey said...

beautiful family! this weekend we are going to the zoo. in the hours that are mine i will practicing my tennis swings and sewing some things.

Alexandra Hoover said...

Is that dress from Old Navy!? I have it, and love it! But sadly enough I kind of botched a hem job on it so now I'm a little hesitant to wear it... kind of sad. Haha.

And yet again, your girls are as precious as always!

Claire Kiefer said...

Your girls look so cute grabbing onto that shaved ice! Oh how I wish I was in Hawaii right now!

beingdena said...

Jozen darling that looks so delicious. Your girls seem to love it :)

I'm planning to enjoy the market tomorrow and then cinema and dinner with handsome.

Have a wonderful weekend with your family x

Melissa Blake said...

Those look so refreshing right now! So glad I found your blog! xoxo

its simple love said...

Mmmmm yum. this is the epitome of summer for me.

Rachael

Leslie, Lemon Sweet Life said...

I love shave ice so much!! Btw... I gave you an award!

Regan said...

YUM I'm so jealous!!! I was born in Hawaii, and their shave ice is the BEST. Cute photos!!! :)

Gracie said...

Looks yum! I would definitely get a holder too. Looks like something you can bring home. Great pictures!

Kelsey @ Seattle Smith's said...

What a fun little outing! I just stopped by your blog and wanted to see I will be back :)

Becky said...

that sounds good. I've never had it with azuki beans. I've only had it chinese-style with the sweetened condensed milk, red beans and boba balls.

We're just heading over the beach this weekend! Then my little bro is coming up with some Korean BBQ which we're excited about!

MadsaboutU said...

ahhhh I love, love shave ice especially the ones in Oahu! The plum flavor is the best, my DH and I shared one last time and we fought over it, lol. and you think it will only happen with kids, your little girls are so adorable!:)

sharonlei said...

MMMMmmmmMmm Matsumoto's! Yum. It's so warm today, I think a shave ice break sounds like a great idea! :)

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The Zhush said...

OH yum! I want one right now!

Lauren Nicole said...

oh. my. dear. goodness. those photos of the girls just about keeled me over! so freakin' adorable i cannot stand it. <3 all we have here in the states are sno cones and from what i've heard, they are not near as good as shaved or shave ice. (nor do they look near as yummy as those in your photos, seriously!) this is one of my favorite posts of yours ever, positively perfect in ever way. :]

and 'all the cool kids are doing it' totally cracked me up. ;P
- L

carissa @ lowercase letters said...

mmmm! i want some!!! hope you're having a lovely weekend!

ron said...

i also wish i could taste that one...it looks good and very colorful...

projectvee said...

mmm.. looks so delicious!

Sandy a la Mode said...

mmmm i LOVE shaved ice, this looks sooo good right now, especially b/c it is soo dang hot outside!! love the pic of your girls sharing.. or should i say fighting... over theirs!

Craftiness NOW said...

yum, that looks so fun! aaahh, vacation...

Talia said...

mmmm, shaved ice. I could go for some RIGHT NOW.

I've loved seeing all the different posts from your Hawaii trip. It truly looks like it was a wonderful and amazing time! You and your family are just so gorgeous.