Alright guys, we are currently at Dongmen
station (東門) here in Taipei (臺北市) and everytime we come here we are tempted
by these amazing desserts that they have advertised all over the walls. I’m going to show you what it looks like and
then I’m going to tell you all about it. So they clearly do not skimp out on advertising. Like that entire station is plastered in ads
for this dessert. And apparently this is called Mango Iced Snowflake
(Baobing – 刨冰 – 礤冰). And they have two shops right outside the
station so let’s go eat. Let’s go do it. And like most places worth eating at here
in Taipei (臺北市) there is a huge line but we’re going to go stand there anyway. Alright, so our dessert has arrived. And it is standing room only at this particular
spot. So they’ve got like this little bar outside
where you just bring your dessert, you eat it here but check this out. Yeah, because all of the tables are full. I know it is packed with people and there
is a huge line of people ordering. So this is it. This is the Mango Snowflake Ice (Xue hua bin
– 雪花冰). It is a mountain. Like this is huge. And we went for the classic so it is just
mango and panna cotta on top. But I mean they probably have like ten different
flavors with like strawberries and chocolate and red beans and you can choose anything
really. This is also called Ice Monster in some places
as well. Okay, yeah so there is two chains. There is Ice Monster (芒果冰) and Smoothie
House (思慕昔本館). We’re at Smoothie House (思慕昔本館)
right now so let’s just dig right in. Dig right in. That is amazing. Guys we’re sharing this. Like apparently at this serving size is enough
for two to four people. Yeah, Sam was like we should each get our
own. Horrible idea. That would have been awful. That would have ruined dinner. Mmmmm. Brain freeze. Brain freeze. Did you take too big of a bite? That is amazing. The Mangoes are so sweet and ripe. Yep. Mmmm. What else are you tasting though? Oh man. It has got the mango has kind of this glaze
almost. Do you taste like ice? Ice and the panna cotta? Oh yeah. You’ve got your ice. Your ice mountain. Mango flavored. But seriously, the fresh mango that is like
my favorite part so far. It has got like this syrupy sugar that is
amazing. And I love panna cotta. I love ordering this dessert whenever we’re
traveling in Italy. It is just so creamy and milky. So yeah, I’m really really pleased with this
dessert. Mmmm. Alright, so Sam finally gets to dig in. You’ve had about five bites and I’ve had none. So someone has to film and somebody has to
eat. I’ve got a bit of catching up to do here. Okay, so I’m just going to try and get a bit
of everything. Oh wow. The ice is melting a bit already. I know you have to be fast with this because
it just starts melting on the spot. Okay, I’m going to get some mango. So I’ve got a little bit of everything now. Mmmm. What do you think? Oh yeah, that is really sweet. You taste. You really taste the shaved ice, you really
taste the syrup and the nice big chunks or mango. Fresh mango. It reminds me of something we had in Korea
not too long ago called Sulbing (설빙). Yeah, which is their shaved ice dessert (Bao
Bing – 刨冰 – 礤冰)) and yeah it is really good. Um, I think I would enjoy this even more on
a hot day as opposed to a cool one like this but it is still a lot of fun and still really
enjoying it. Okay, so how would you rate your first mango
ice snowflake experience? That was really good. Really filling. We needed the two of us to finish that off. We probably could have used a third spoon
in there. Yeah, I kept getting brain freezes like every
second bite. That stuff was so cold. I know it was really cold. Eating cold shaved ice on a cold day. Probably not the best strategy in life but
anyways yeah it was two hundred and ten Taiwan dollars which is under just under seven US
dollars. So I mean if you divide it by two people it
is like three dollars and fifty cents. Not bad. Not bad value. It is not the cheapest dessert but I think
it is really good. It is really filling. It is one of the top 40 things you’ve got
to eat in Taipei (臺北市) according to CNN. Well there you go. So yeah, it is worth trying and yeah let us
know what you think when you give it a shot.

Taiwanese Dessert – Mango Shaved Ice in Taipei, Taiwan
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35 thoughts on “Taiwanese Dessert – Mango Shaved Ice in Taipei, Taiwan

  • January 22, 2017 at 2:01 am
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    first commentary!! heheheh
    Hi guys, when do u visit Lima again? hehhehe
    My best regads

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  • January 22, 2017 at 2:08 am
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    Greetings from Las Vegas ☺

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  • January 22, 2017 at 2:37 am
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    yay another video.. haha.. before I even watch it wanted to get that out

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  • January 22, 2017 at 2:47 am
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    is the shaved ice just ice made of water or is there some flavoring? I always wondered when I seen these. is it different than korean shaved ice? it almost looks like there is a cream on it. also who does most of the answering of questions? keep up the great videos you 2. thanks for aslways keeping it personal with us fans by answering questions 🙂 can't wait for the next video

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  • January 22, 2017 at 3:11 am
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    We've got that in Rowland Heights. It's great, and draws standing room crowds. While in Taiwan, try to visit TenRen plantation.

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  • January 22, 2017 at 3:37 am
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    I love shaved ice desserts rather than the one with ground ice. the shaved ice just melts in your mouth and you don't need to chew on ice. hahahaha. hope you could visit the Philippines and try our delicacies and desserts here. 🙂

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  • January 22, 2017 at 4:11 am
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    That looks wonderful. Yum

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  • January 22, 2017 at 5:53 am
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    While in Chiang-Mai, have you tried the famous C-M hot mangos and sticky rice smothered in sweet coconut syrup?– my fav when I was a teacher in Lampang.
    Have fun in India!

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  • January 22, 2017 at 8:08 am
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    good

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  • January 22, 2017 at 8:27 am
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    oh yass another video! love it

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  • January 22, 2017 at 11:41 am
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    :O do they have smaller sizes??

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  • January 22, 2017 at 11:57 am
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    It's just like Bingsu in Korea.

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  • January 22, 2017 at 6:54 pm
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    This dessert is actually called Shaved Snow (雪花冰), which is different from the traditional Shaved Ice (刨冰 or 冰沙). 雪花冰 is lighter and has more of a milky consistency to it, versus the traditional shaved ice, which is just shaved ice, usually served with condensed milk and toppings. You can see the difference when you google both terms 🙂

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  • January 24, 2017 at 12:20 pm
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    Mango is actually summer fruit, but the farmers are very smart to grow in winter. So we could eat Mango ices in any season.

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  • January 27, 2017 at 9:48 am
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    that's huge quantity…

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  • January 30, 2017 at 9:33 pm
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    !!!!!!!!mangoes!!!!!!!
    yammie!

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  • January 30, 2017 at 9:34 pm
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    ice monster!?
    they have one in Austin TX!

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  • February 2, 2017 at 1:06 pm
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    Ice Monster and Smoothie House used to be the same shop. But the owners, a couple, got divorced. So the wife got the original shop location (s) and the husband got the Ice Monster brand. The wife renamed her shop, Smoothie House and got her own investors. The husband moved Ice Monster to a different location and changed the menu a bit. Both have expanded internationally. Ice Monster is a bit more famous due to the brand, but Smoothie House is building its own following as well.

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  • February 12, 2017 at 4:24 am
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    the girl seems like such a control freak, cool food shots but off couple

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  • February 18, 2017 at 12:30 am
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    brain freeze!!! well, at least she doesn't burn his mouth for a change…

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  • April 10, 2017 at 1:26 am
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    This is THE BEST place! Amazing!

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  • April 12, 2017 at 3:21 pm
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    Highly Recomended that you 2 visit Taichung City next time. The most beautiful city in Taiwan.

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  • April 13, 2017 at 9:34 am
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    POWER COUPLE.

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  • July 10, 2017 at 7:52 pm
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    看完後好想現在吃到😂

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  • December 25, 2017 at 5:57 am
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    I've tried that before when I was in Taiwan for my vacation on last year! 😀 It was so delicious!

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  • March 13, 2018 at 2:44 am
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    You both have given me so many great ideas for visiting Taipei and hitting up the night markets. The mango ice and papaya milk look so refreshing.

    You should place Switzerland on your radar sometime!

    BTW I’m a new follower of your YouTube channel and really enjoy your love of travel and new foods!

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  • June 19, 2018 at 7:07 pm
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    Where are you guys from?you seem to have an accent

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  • August 16, 2018 at 5:59 am
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    love it!

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  • August 18, 2018 at 8:40 am
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    Best mango ice cream I ever taste. I don't mind going back to taiwan.

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  • October 31, 2018 at 1:02 pm
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    How much is 1 order of this?

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  • January 26, 2019 at 8:36 pm
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    fook off u white cunts

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  • June 22, 2019 at 2:20 am
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    I had one last night in Auckland New Zealand in a Taiwanese restaurant. Amazing.

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  • July 18, 2019 at 2:22 pm
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    Does this dude have dyslexia?

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