Shaved Ice

Not just one, but TWO blogger dates today!

First up – the lovely Erin at Larchmont Bungalow


…then Sophia at The Yellow House Cafe


…which is exactly that:


Looks a bit out of place in the midst of Koreatown, and is equally quirky inside.


Is this grandma’s house…


…a hospital gift shop…


…or a relaxing hotel patio?



Whatever The Yellow House Cafe is, it has this:


Pat Bing Soo, a.k.a. Korean Shaved Ice! I’d been reading so much about these on Sophia’s blog and was very curious….


…we both ordered small Red Beans, and took lots of pictures!


Aside from the sweet adzuki beans and shaved ice, there was banana, mango, strawberry, kiwi…


….and a mini sundae sitting on top – vanilla ice cream, whipped cream + maraschino cherry!


More randomness – Fruity Pebbles, Mochi balls, a sugar wafer cookie, sweetened condensed milk, and ground cereal powder:


It melts into the most delicious dessert soup!


I can see why Sophia has been eating these weekly lately – they’re the perfect summer meal! (Yes, that was brunch.)

If you’re in the Cape Cod area, I just found out that Surrogate Valentine is playing in Woods Hole tonight. As in less than 30 minutes!!!!

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  • jranolajoyce

    i love patbingsoo!!
    love the red bean.

  • J3nn (Jenn’s Menu and Lifestyle Blog)

    That looks so funky and yummy at the same time. Leave it to Sophia to find all the cool shizzle.

    I want that Sophia-sized (iced tea??), too. haha!

    • sophia

      It was iced coffee! I had to wait until mid-day to get my coffee fix, but for Lynn, 100% worth it. :-)

  • snacktress

    GAH I want to try Korean shaved ice! It reminds me a little of one of my favorite Filipino desserts, halo halo. Looks like you’ve had a fun day!

  • sophia

    Whoa, Lynn, you blog super fast! Tee hee, I didn’t realize I was in your shots.

    I count pat bing soo more as a snack, but you’re right– the perfect summer meal because it’s got nutrients (fruits), calcium (condensed milk and ice cream), healthy carbs (mochi bits and fruity pebbles) and protein (sweet bean paste). Seriously the healthiest, most awesome summer “meal” ever! πŸ˜€

    • Lynn at The Actors Diet

      i definitely don’t fact check πŸ˜‰

  • Maris (In Good Taste)

    I love Sophia’s blog and I am so glad you two met up!

  • andreaswellnessnotes

    I love pat bing soo. Yours looks AMAZING!!! I may have to visit Yellow House Cafe soon! :)

  • Sara K

    Ahhh I saw that Korean cafe on Sophia’s Blog and wanted to go there so badly!!! What a fun time you two must have had- I definitely need to plan a trip to LA soon

  • squigglefloey

    So jealous! I loved shaved ice! You should try Shau May (sp?) shaved ice in Monterey Park. It’s a HUGE mountain of ice with condensed milk and 3 toppings I think for about 3.25 (it used to be cheaper!) πŸ˜›

  • twobooswhoeat

    I am jealous. I have been wanting that since I saw it on Sophia’s blog. YUM!

  • Deb (SmoothieGirlEatsToo)

    Wow, cool- I know in Japan they use Azuki beans for some of their ice creams and this looks amazing!! I can’t keep up with all your meetups!

  • livinglearningeating

    Wow, that looks delicious! I never got the whole shaved ice thing (I kept thinking snow-cone), but THAT I would enjoy :) And sweet beans????

  • Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine

    I’ve seen that stuff on Sophia’s blog a few times and am so intrigued by it…anything topped with Fruity Pebbles sounds delicious to me!!

  • biz319

    Lucky you got to lunch with Sophia! Love her! And that place is too cute.

  • missymiller

    I just love it when Sophia’s face pops into my life out of the blue.

  • janetha @ meals & moves

    Fun! I want a blogger date with you!

  • Ellie@fitforthesoul

    ahhhh omgshhhhhh haha Sophia and I went to the yeller house! :) Sophia how could you not have told me?! πŸ˜› ahem anyway, shaved ice is soo good~especially when there’s green tea ice cream.

  • The Healthy Engineer

    Every time I see that on her blog I just crave it more and more!!

    Hopefully I get a chance to eat it sometime during the school year πŸ˜€

  • pure2rawtwins

    never heard of Korean shaved ice, sounds interesting and fun πŸ˜‰

  • dd

    i miss a good old fashioned pat bing soo. your pics are very tempting =)