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Sunday, November 23, 2014

MONSARRAT AVE SHAVE ICE

MONSARRAT AVE SHAVE ICE
HONOLULU, HAWAII

MONSARRAT AVE SHAVE ICE
3046 MONSARRAT AVENUE
HONOLULU, HI  96815
808-732-4001
HOURS:  Daily 11:00 AM - 7:30 PM

It has been getting tougher to find those little Hawaii gems that you want on your short list of "to go" places when visitors or family come to town.  Monsarrat Shave Ice made my list and I will be going back here many more times.  I had no idea that this was a different kind of Shave Ice stand.  When I looked at the flavors on the wall I was surprised that the selection was quite small and they were out of about half of the flavors.  I thought to myself why wouldn't they just go out and buy more syrups so I could have a Strawberry Banana Shave Ice.  They did have Strawberry so we ordered one with the free Condensed Milk and one without. We went with the small size for $4 which I thought was a bit expensive for Shave Ice.  I watched the guy behind the counter and thought he was slow. He kept taking the cup and putting it back on the counter and doing something that I could not see.  Here again I was thinking just pour the syrup on and let me go.  When the guy finished and brought these two beautiful cups of Shave Ice with REAL Strawberries glistening in the sun to the counter I broke into a huge smile and said "holy shit".  This is REAL fruit.  Never in my thirty years in Hawaii had I seen or tasted a real fruit Shave Ice.  My little Strawberry Shave looked amazing and there was a slice of fresh strawberry on top and what the guy was doing that took time was layering the fruit in the glass with the ice.  I took one bite and was in heaven.  I began to walk out of the small walkway and then just had to go back to the guy that made this delight and ask him a question.  "Do all of your Shave Ices have fresh fruit" I asked.  "Yes" he said and continued on saying that they were organic and free of any additives, artificial colors or flavors.  Wow...I thought this is the shit.  Fresh fruit and Shave Ice.  Me and my daughter dug in and absolutely loved the flavor and ice.  We both were smiling like we had just won a jackpot.  We sat outside and then I read all the signs.  Natural, Organic and Fruit.  Now I get it.  Dugh....Four locals approached us and were looking at the sign and our Shave Ice.  I just had to tell them that this was the bomb Shave Ice.  "This is awesome" I told them.  "Organic and real fresh fruit".  I was a salesmen for the place and I had not even finished my cup.  And about the four bucks.  Worth every penny!
This is a TASTE OF HAWAII FAVORITE and a little Hawaii GEM!  

FOLLOW THIS SIGN ON MONSARRAT AVENUE TO A LITTLE HAWAII GEM OF A SHAVE ICE STAND
WALKED RIGHT PAST THIS LARGE SIGN AND STILL EXPECTED FLAVORED SYRUPS
ALL NATURAL, ORGANIC AND HEALTHY SHAVE ICE
OUT OF MANY FLAVORS ON THIS DAY
THIS CUTE LITTLE WALKWAY LEADS TO ONE OF HAWAII'S BEST SHAVE ICE STANDS
SMALL LINE STARTS TO FORM BUT WORTH THE WAIT
I LOVE THIS PLACE
THE BOARD BY THE COUNTER SHOWS AVAILABLE FLAVORS
ONE MACHINE WITH SMALL KITCHEN IN BACK
THREE SIZES AVAILABLE.  NEXT TIME I AM GOING BIG!
I WAS SO SURPRISED TO SEE FRESH FRUIT SHAVE ICE
STRAWBERRY WITH CONDENSED MILK
STRAWBERRY SHAVE ICE


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