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Koreatown Galleria--acorn jelly questions and a fabulous shaved ice

PayOrPlay | Apr 21, 2003 02:29 AM

I have posted an inquiry on the General Topics Board and would request anyone who knows a lot about "acorn jelly" ("mook" in Korean, I think) to follow the link below. But since this was triggered by a fun weekend visit to Koreatown Galleria I thought I would post here too.

Also, in addition to the tasty but puzzling acorn jelly discussed in the linked post, I wanted to mention to the LA 'Hounds that my wife was served one of the very best examples of shaved ice dessert that we have ever found in L.A., from the "Bopica" boba stand in the corner of the food court. We have tried that stand repeatedly for drinks and desserts, but never before thought of it as exceptional, certainly have never before gotten anything there as terrific as this luscious, condensed-milk-drenched extravaganza studded with lychee and red bean and topped with an exotic fruit compote.

I've mentioned elsewhere that my wife and I both adore New Orleans-style snoballs and continue to search for local analogues to the ecstacy of a cream of nectar/cream of ice cream Sno-Bliz from Hansen's on Tchoupitoulas St. We've tried Asian shaved ice all over town (favorites include the stand in the San Gabriel Mall, another one near Garfield & Garvey in Monterey Park, the restrained but addictive red bean version at Relaxtation in West LA, and some good choices at Boba World). This weekend's was a true contender.

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