I've been eating mango shaved ice every other day for almost 2 weeks straight and I have to say:
Shau May Restaurant
250 W. Valley Blvd. 91776
is the best. I've tried Ten Ren's Tea Station's version. Tried another in the San Gabriel plaza (at the rice noodle faux food court place next to Good Time Cafe), tried another highly touted shaved ice place next to the Little Bean/Ten Ren in the corner food court plaza in Rowland Hts. Also had it at the Shau May in Rowland Heights next to HK supermarket (across the stret from Little Green Bean/Ten Ren). Finally, tried the original Shau May on the corner of Garfield/Garvey.
the aforementioned Shau May on 250 W. Valley is running a buffet special for $4.00. For a dollar extra, you can get a shaved ice. For the shaved ice alone, it's $2.99 + tax.
what makes this mango shaved ice so darned special?
a ton of condensed milk
free shaved ice refill
plenty of fresh mango chunks
mango juice in addition to condensed milk
various bits of almond/fruit jelly squares
and! a whole cup of mango jello on top
at $2.99, NOTHING in town beats this deal / flavor euphoria.
my current routine: banh mi ga @ Baguette Express and then trotting off to Shau May for the mango ice. don't forget to bring a date to share the mango shaved ice. chics dig it ;)
18415 E. Colima Rd., Rowland Hts., CA 91748
(possibly the best Boba nai cha chain)
158 W. Valley Blvd. 91776
Shau May Restaurant (orig.)
104 N. Garfield Ave. 91754
Good Time Cafe
140 W. Valley Blvd., #209 91776