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Back in the 808: Shimazu Store

August 28, 2012

Although Waiola’s is definitely my favorite place for shave ice on the island, I did want to try out the Shimazu Store and see what it was about.  Inside the store, there are many signs stating the rules for ordering your shave ice.  (There is also a sign which states no pictures so I have no pictures of the inside of the store.)

First you must tell them what size shave ice you want.  The small is a large and the large is a giant and “The Larry” is just ridiculous.  The Larry is the size of about four smalls put together.  TM and I shared a small and it was more than enough because the small is about the size of my head.

Shimazu Store offers an assortment of unique flavors like durian, mojito, creme brulee, red velvet, peanut butter, haupia, and more!   I chose green tea with haupia sauce on top.  I am so glad we got the plastic holder for 25 cents.  It was worth it not to have our entire shave ice crumble to the ground.

Make sure you go early since there is not much parking and follow the rules on the signs so you don’t get yelled at.  Order your size, extra toppings, with or without ice cream, pay for your shave ice (cash only) and THEN tell them what flavors you want.  It was almost “soup nazi” status but worth it in the end!

330 N. School St.   Honolulu, HI

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Satura Cakes

June 23, 2010

Can you tell how ginormous these pieces of cake are?!?  Satura Cakes was da bomb dot com. : )

And they had green tea cake with vanilla filling!  Needless to say, this was my FAVORITE of all the tastings.  We started out lightest to densest and each flavor we tried seemed to exponentially get better.  I was so full by the time we were done!  (We couldn’t even finish it all – sadness!)  I think we may have made our decision…

320 University Ave.  Palo Alto, CA

マックドナルド (McDonald’s)

April 14, 2009

I think I’ve mentioned before how much I heart green tea. They have GREEN TEA & OREO McFlurrys at McDonald’s in Japan!!  Needless to say, I went more than once. : )

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Is it sad that my first post after Japan is about McDonald’s?!?  The green tea / oreo combination  was really exciting for me. : )

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Boyfriend and I also quite liked the “Shaka Shaka Chicken” on their 100 yen menu.  It’s a piece of breaded chicken that comes in a little paper bag.  You can choose from three flavors (we chose spicy garlic) and you pour the powder into the bag and shaka shaka it!! a.k.a. shake.

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The chicken was super moist and a great little snack for 100 yen!


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