Debuting at Bay to Breakers in real life, and on twitter (duh), in virtual land, meet the Thai shaved ice cart. Since we are not well-versed in shaved ice desserts other than Sno Cones, we looked it up. According to Wikipedia,
In Thailand, this kind of cold dessert is very popular as well. The differences from other countries’ shaved ice is that in the Thai version the toppings (mixings) are in the bottom and the shaved ice is on top. There are between 20-30 varieties of mixings that can be mixed in. Among them are young coconut that have been soaked in coconut milk, black sticky rice, chestnuts,sweetened taro, red beans, sarim (thin strands of cooked flour that is very chewy and slippery) and many more.
Stay tuned to find out whether this new vendor will give the Helados guys a run for their money. With the recent heat, we’re guessing it’s a situation of the more, the merrier.
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