After many days of cleaning, organizing, and tackling piles, I treated my self to a beautiful day up on the North Shore at one of my favorite beaches and then a stop at..
I wrote about shave ice once before here. My previous post on shave ice included a video of how shave ice is made. By the way, the proper name is "shave" ice, not "shaved" ice as many of the reporters called it when reporting Obama's recent shave ice excursion.
Haleiwa has two great shave ice shops. Matsumoto's is the more famous of the two. I personally prefer Aoki's. They have more flavors and the lines are usually shorter. Matsumoto's as usual had a big line out the door. I was very surprised to find no line when I arrived at Aoki's. I was so lucky. Right after I got my shave ice, the crowd arrived. Because there was no one else in the shop while I was ordering, I was able to take a few photos...
The shave ice machine (behind glass so not a great photo).
The sign with all the flavors. I missed getting a better shot of my shave ice being made because I was so distracted trying to decide which flavors to choose.
Watermelon syrup being poured on top of my shave ice.
My shave ice ready to eat. Yum!! I went with mango, liliko'i, and watermelon and ice cream at the bottom (I decided to go without the beans this time).
I wanted to take a photo holding my full size shave ice but it kept melting and dripping all over the place. I got it on my shorts and drops fell on my toes. This was the first chance I had to take a photo after finally getting the melting and dripping under control.
They really need to make a mini size shave ice. I can never finish mine. See my next post "aftermath" for the ending of my shave ice.