Shave ice with colorful syrups is uniquely Hawaiian. For residents and visitors alike, one place not to be missed on the island of Oahu, Hawai’i is the legendary store called Matsumoto’s Shave Ice in Haleiwa. This entity has been serving one of the true experiences of Hawaiian shave ice since 1951.
The origin of shave ice in Hawaii traces back to Japan’s Heian Period (749 CE to 1185 CE). This era was an uncommonly long period of peace. It is therefore easy to imagine commoners enjoying such simple pleasures as eating shaved ice known as kakigōri.
Usually after her Zoom Tang Soo Do practices, which takes place in the back patio, our granddaughter treats herself to a self made shave ice.
I think the preparation of the finished treat is just as rewarding for her as enjoying the fruits of her labor.
Aloha -- Cathi