Monday, August 18, 2014
Rate-A-Restaurant #322: Blockheads Shavery (Alhambra)
Restaurant: Blockheads Shavery
Location: 12 W. Main Street (Alhambra)
Type of restaurant: Dessert
We stipulated: After a hot afternoon walking around the Citadel outlet mall, I couldn't shake the idea of indluging in a cool treat. Maria recommended Blockheads Shavery in nearby Alhambra.
They stipulated: "Blockheads Shavery combines the fine texture of Hawaiian shave ice with the creamy goodness of ice cream to create a unique treat we're proud to call Snow Cream. Made in-store by our certified Snow Cream gurus, we blend the freshest ingredients and shave each block only when it reaches the optimal temperature, ensuring every serving meets the highest of standards."
What we ordered: Black sesame snow cream with mochi and coconut puree drizzle; original flavor with boba and strawberry drizzle. (Both were $3.95 plus 60 cents for the topping)
High point: It's a unique texture -- not quite shave ice, not quite ice cream. The regular size is also big enough to share with a friend.
Overall impression: I liked the black sesame, but yet it could use a bit more flavor. The drizzle adds that, but not enough. Still, it's a unique dessert in a sea of likeminded yogurt, ice cream and shave ice shops, and for that I was happy to check it out.
Will we return: Sure, I've been told the rice cake is a must, and something we'll have to try with our next Blockheads.