Masatami Shave Ice: Refreshing Hawaiian Icy Treats

Summer's out and the dreaded rains are already in town. But before I packed up my shorts and colorful tanks, I got to try a Hawaiian icy treat which cooled me off from the unbearable scorching heat. If you frequent SM Mall of Asia, Glorietta 4 or Robinsons Galleria, then you've probably seen Masatami Shave Ice, a new yummy cooler to hit the Metro.

Rainbow Shave Ice with Snow Cap and Vanilla Ice Cream

Earlier this week, the date and I braved the non-air-conditioned south arcade of SM Mall of Asia for a leisurely stroll cum restaurant sightseeing. It was already past sunset, but it was still very humid. Fortunately, we chanced upon Masatami Shave Ice -- a refreshing green kiosk with a tropical Hawaiian theme boasting of icy desserts to give tired mall-goers their needed lift.

Masatami Shave Ice

Masatami Shave Ice has just recently opened to cater to the cold desserts-adoring public. And being a desserts person, how can I simply ignore their promise of providing quality refreshing icy treats? With a wide variety of coolers, I must admit that I had quite a hard time deciding what to order for the beau and for myself.

Hawaiian Shave Ice Menu
Masatami Flavored Shave Ice Menu

In the end, I went for their best-selling item in the line of Hawaiian Shave Ice -- a large Rainbow Shave Ice (P55) with Snow Cap (P10) and Vanilla Ice Cream (P20). Although I find the total price for my order a little expensive for a shave ice dessert, I got overwhelmed at how humongous the icy cup was! Sitting under the pretty yellow cup was a scoop of vanilla ice cream which is then filled with finely-shaved ice, drenched with strawberry, banana and bubble gum syrup, and topped with a dollop of condensed milk.

Rainbow Shave Ice with Snow Cap and Vanilla Ice Cream P83 Hawaiian Shave Ice Banana Small P35

Served with a plastic spoon and a drinking straw, I loved how fine and snow-like the shave ice was. Eating it was a really nice experience as the flavored icy treat melts smoothly in the mouth. The condensed milk snow cap added more creaminess and sweetness to the dessert which made it even more enjoyable. The vanilla ice cream was quite unnecessary though.

For the beau, I ordered a small Banana Shave Ice (P35) since he's not really into icy desserts. While he enjoyed the fine and smooth consistency of the shave ice, he found the banana syrup too sweet for his liking. Actually, even for someone with a sweet tooth like me, the banana syrup was just too concentrated. Maybe we'll just order a different flavor next time.

THE VERDICT

Although I love desserts, I haven't got to appreciate shave ice treats as much as I do with ice cream and gelatos. But after the experience at Masatami, maybe I should really get shave ice desserts more often. With a beautifully and finely-shaved ice, the only thing left to do is to choose the perfect flavors and add-ons!

Taste - 4/5
Service - 4/5
Price - 4/5
Overall Value - 4/5


Masatami Shave Ice Branches:
SM Mall of Asia G/F South Arcade
Glorietta 4 Lvl.4 (Cinema Lobby)
Robinsons Galleria G/F (in front of the supermarket)
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35 comments:

  1. Oooh this looks good! Love the colors :)

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  2. Havn't tried this yet. Kurt did but I don't think he appreciated it so I kind of got set back haha. I should try it sometime.

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  3. I'm so attracted to the color of the first photo! Parang rainbow. I remember the 9 gag meme un nagvvomit ng rainbow. I feel that way now :D

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  4. The last shaved ice I had was in Boracay. Oooh, I miss it.

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  5. I've seen this in Galleria. Will try this soon! ;)

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  6. You should try their Flavored Shave Ice, I like it better than the Hawaiian -- I love the Buko Pandan, and will soon try their Langka too! :)))

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  8. I've read about this from another blogger. I know I have to try this with my daughter. I guess she'll really really like it! :)

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  9. i love the colors, and i think i should try this, too, soon. parang ang sarap nga.

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  10. Was never a fan of this type of chilled treat. But those selections actually look good. :)

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  11. The rainbow one is cool! Sounds even better with the add-ons. :)

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  12. interesting:) its like scramble but much better! Grabe I envy your appetite <3

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  13. Yummy! Sarap tingnan especially yung rainbow-colored. :)

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  14. This will surely be a hit for both my kids who loves to chew ice! Haha!

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  15. yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm so colorful and refreshing to have when it is very warm outside :-)

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  16. oh, this is same as Japan's kakigori no? I love those...the color alone makes you want to have a cup!

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  17. cool! Looks goo to eat lalu kung taglamig haha ang wierd ko

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  18. Wow that's award-winning photography. This is proper shave ice, not the ones I always see in my part of the world. Or maybe I just miss home.

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  19. so colorful makes me wanna taste it

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  20. colors are terrific! surely beats out summer heat.

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  21. shaved ice is quite popular here in japan too. the name's made me curious. it sounded like a japanese name or brand.

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  22. cute and colorful and really looks yummy too! another must try when I get home. :D

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  23. Not really fond of ice shavings hehe but I like the name and their containers are remarkable :)

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  24. Love Masatami! Perfect for our weather. Great post and pics!

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  25. Masatami means shaved ice, literally... ... maybe... i dunno... i'm just guessin' Anyway, y eat shaved ice when you can eat the whole ice cube...with toppings..on it..

    So for a little history about me and that shaved ice thing, the first time I saw it, I was like, R U NUTS??y would people eat or rather spend their money on a SHAVED ICE... I don't get it really..

    FAST FORWARD - - present: now I understand y - People r just plain nuts.

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  26. I've always loved snow cones as a kid. I should give Masatami a try- just to relive my childhood :)

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  27. Wow!! Now this is one good way to end the summer ;D

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  28. Nice pictures! Interesting I would love to try this! It looks really yummy! Thanks for the share :)

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  29. geez. this looks so delicious. parang gusto ko tuloy ng halohalo

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  30. I would love to try this even if it was raining cats and dogs outside!

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  31. This reminds me of Kachang :)Icy and really colorful!

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  32. They have a branch at Glorietta 4! Nice! That's simple and yummy treat to beat the heat :D

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  33. Swiss Cheese with Rice Crispies add-ons, a fave :9

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  34. tried swiss cheese flavor and it's YUMMY! :)

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