Masatami Shave Ice for All Seasons

Nothing beats the summer heat like a day at the beach, taking a swim, and binging on your favorite frozen desserts and ice-cold beverages!

A few weeks ago, the kids, the nanny, and I were able to try Masatami Hawaiian Shave Ice and Masatami Flavored Shave Ice. My friend invited me to try their products when they opened in SM Mall of Asia, but it's just too far from our place.  Only recently, I learn they now have a branch at Robinson's Galleria which is a more convenient location for me.

I was itching to go but my girl and I have been nursing a terrible cough for weeks, which kept us from trying these frosty delights sooner. And when we finally did, it was such a hit!

Masatami Shave Ice closely resembles the popular icy snow cones, but this shaved ice dessert is much finer and have a smoother consistency similar to snow. According to Masatami, "the syrup added to the ice soaks into the densely packed shavings and does not sink to the bottom, creating the frozen treat".

When we got to the outlet, we ordered the colorful Hawaiian Shave Ice that the boy and the girl eagerly wanted to taste. 

There were different flavors of syrup. I tasted Bubble Gum, Strawberry, Banana, Orange, Blueberry, with all the add-ons such as azuki beans, vanilla ice cream, and topped with the milky snow cap -- the works!

This large serving was layered in this cute flower-shaped green plastic cup that we got to take home and re-used.  There's a plastic spoon to scoop the shaved ice and fillings, and a straw to sip the melted milky ice! Our favorite syrup flavors are Bubble Gum and strawberry... or was it Cotton Candy? =)  It was fruity sweet, yet still refreshing.

We also enjoyed the large Buko Pandan Flavored Shave Ice which came with azuki beans, tapioca pearls, and nata de coco.  The flavors and textures in this cup perfectly complemented each other and it was quite filling too.

The kids loved this Buko Pandan flavor also, and even preferred this one over the multi-flavored Hawaiian.  They only liked it plain though, so I ended up eating all the toppings, heehee...

I missed taking a photo of how they make the shaved ice, but this unique shaving machine (below right) is what they use to create this smooth and frosty dessert.

All of us enjoyed our large cups that were just right for sharing. Each cup is also priced affordably and is a great alternative to the usual ice cream, iced coffee and milk tea. Masatami Shave Ice is perfect not just for hot summer days but all year round.

Next visit, I'm going to try the Lanka and Swiss Cheese Flavored Ice!

Visit Masatami Shave Ice at the following outlets:
SM Mall of Asia - South Arcade, Pasay City
Glorietta 4 Cinema, Makati City
Robinson's Galleria (fronting the supermarket), Quezon City
Masatami Shave Ice is also here on Facebook.

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