Who has your favorite Asian-style shaved ice? Japanese-style, Korean-style, Filipino-style, I am open to them all. My favorite style is pat bing soo (Korean-style shaved ice with red beans) if done right, but I've yet to find a good one in Manhattan. Koryodang's simply doesn't cut it for me. I think my favorite shaved ice right now is Cafe Zaiya's green tea shaved ice. Glorious mix of shaved ice, condensed milk, green tea syrup, and red beans. If it had more mochi on it, it would be pretty close to perfection.
This is my favorite summer dessert of all time, and it's making me sad that I've had so few good renditions of it! I imagine there's got to be a couple places in Chinatown that do a good one. Anyone? Bueller?