there are only a few reasons why one would know about the valley (san fernando valley) or even venture over here:
- you lived/grew up here.
- you work here.
- you welcome 95-100 degree weather any day (and literally at time even at midnight)
- or you know about the valley’s little secret called get shaved.
its been a relatively mild summer. however, i feel like the heat’s been picking up and it officially feels like summer for me. this could be because it was the first time that i’ve lounged by a pool all summer. with the heat picking up and it being 85-88 degrees on average in our home, we have been going crazy with this dessert/ice cream business. enter: get shaved. it is the closest thing (in our opinion) to shaved ice in hawaii (still the best). i forgot to mention that there is brian’s shaved ice in santa monica, which is also pretty high up there in the ranking. anyway, hope you are enjoying this weather! i know that although i come out of the subway sweating, i’m enjoying every minute of it!
- favorite flavor: monkey brains.
- advice: its pretty filling. i cant finish a medium by myself. also, go for the ice cream. go big or go home.
- parking: ample
- service: good. considering they are making your little cup of heaven in a small, hot, cramped hut-like structure on a 90-degree day…and smiling. i consider that pretty darn good.
9255 Reseda Blvd
Northridge, CA 91324
I love shave ice! I can’t get enough of it here in Japan because it’s soooo hot. I always thought shave ice was created in Hawaii, but I just recently found out that it was invented in Japan and brought over to Hawaii. Weird.
you know what? i never knew that it came from japan! is it huge in japan though? shaved ice places are popping up in los angeles now. excited.
During the summer it seems like you can buy shave ice anywhere you go. There aren’t many shave ice-only stores, but once summer rolls around, shave ice stands start to pop up everywhere.
Also, what’s really cool about traditional shave ice in Hawaii is that immigrants from Japan used to use katana (samurai swords) to shave the ice. I wish they still did that nowadays!
ohhh im glad both you and i, although in different countries are enjoying the same thing right now! i love it. also, ps, its nisei week this week and this weekend is the big parade!! i’m looking forward to good food!!! i’m def. going to be thinkin about you guys!
Awe man! I love shaved ice!! I have to add it to my list!
i highly recommend the monkey brains (sounds bad but its strawberry and banana) mmmmmmm.
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