Wednesday, November 10, 2010
dessert/food court: ALMOND ICE at XINYI ESLITE
ALMOND ICE at XINYI ESLITE
No. 11 Song Gao Rd, B2
MRT: Taipei City Hall
Kid friendliness: food court seating; lighter dessert option fare for kids
Visit reviewed: 10/8/2010
Not as good as Yu's Almond Tofu, but convenient if you're in the XInyi area- you might miss this little area near the escalator serving almond shaved ice. I probably wouldn't have known what to order if not for my experiences frequenting Yu's and being able to read the Chinese. We got red bean and almond tofu buried underneath the freshly shaved almond milk ice and found a spot to eat it at the foodcourt. You can pick other things to have with the ice, like grass jelly, peanuts or pearl barley.
My friend J from Chicago had never had almond milk shaved ice before so she was delighted to try it, but I found the almond tofu and ice not as creamy or fresh as Yu's Almond Milk. If you've never had almond milk shaved ice, it's more creamy and fine than regular shaved ice- especially the chunky ice kind. In the Eslite food court, I still prefer the Xiao Nan Men's cold soy tofu dessert, so I'd probably get that on repeat visits.