First, I was wondering if anyone could recommend to me the best place(s) to go for Taiwanese shaved ice. This is the dessert that uses sweet beans, evaporated milk, etc. My understanding is that most of these establishments that provide the Taiwanese shaved ice requires cash. Is that right?
Second, my mother mentioned to me there is this Chinese restaurant in possibly Monterey Park that has this amazing bread. I guess it's an appetizer of sort. It's basically a big baked loaf of bread that is shared. I'm not sure what my mother is referring to, since I've not had it and I thought it was unusual for Asians to have a bread appetizer. Does anyone know what my mother is referring to? If so, where might I get this bread? Which restaurant? (My mom doesn't know the name of the restaurant, and she forgot the exact location, but thinks it might be in the strip mall with 99 Ranch Market, Sam Woo, etc.).
Thank you for any recommendations/suggestions you can give me.