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Richmond - the raspado cart

rworange | Jun 13, 200612:34 AM

There's a pretty good raspado cart outside of La Raza Market on the corner of 22nd and MacDonald.

The raspados are shaved from a big block of ice by hand, to order. I am not really sure if the syrups are home-made or not. There were two fresh mangos on sticks for decoaration on the cart. NO English spoken, so I ordered what I assumed was mango, but while orange, it was a pleasant vanilla flavored raspado.

Syrups were in what were once plastic gallon milk jugs. Nicely mixed so the ice/syrup was evenly distributed ... no extra syrup ... no patches of white ice.

Two bucks and vastly superior to the slurpies at 7-11 up the street.

For some reason that hand-shaved ice really lasts. I was doing some errands and kept leaving the raspado in the car, yet the ice held up for quite a wuile.

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