Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Winter Snowflake

I know a lot of people have been raving about the new dessert place in Fremont or Dublin, depending upon location, so I decided to check this place out and see what's all the hype about. So, most of my usual night adventures revolve mainly on a Friday, I mean, com'on, its a Friday. Needless to say, that this popular dessert hangout spot was going to be crowded. Let's start out with dinner at Pho Ao Sen, if you didn't get the clue yet, yea, we ate some good ol' pho. What's after dinner is our little night run to our "must try" place at Snowflake, a Taiwanese-based dessert spot. They serve a variety of milk tea, shaved ice, and brick toast. If you clicked this post, possibly to see a real snowflake, boy are you in the wrong direction because I have deceived you! There is no snowflake here, just food.

Food Review: Snowflake

  • Too bad I didn't get a picture of the sign, my one word description would be --- unappealing. I really like the interior. First of, the lighting inside is dimmed down to set a causal mood. There were herds of people, ranging from high schoolers to mostly college folks. The worst time to come would probably have to be right after dinner, which is probably around 8 or 9pm, which also happens to be the time we arrived. The best time would probably be around 10pm, when the crowd dies down (or perhaps the younguns got their curfew).
    • Assuming that it would take 45 minutes as estimated by the waiter, we left for a night scroll at a nearby Target, only to return 40 minutes later, that our names on the waiting list have been called. Note to self: Expect waiting time fluctuations. Eventually we got our seats. No biggie.
  •  Wondering about their seatings? There were two big tables and several 4 seater tables. There were even tables outside with lamp post heaters to keep you warm. The only catch for outsiders is to be prepared for bystanders waiting for their seats. They're like eagles staring down at their prey. Haha kidding. 
  •  With that many people to attend to, the service just went down-hill. Food takes way too long to be served.
  • What was good about being seated is that the waiting seems shorter when there's loads of games to choose from.
    • And what do you know, we got a table right next to gamestop. Games includes: mancala, connect four, sorry, jenga, checkers. We settle for some chinese checkers (dang, its been awhile). Game face on!
  • I got an Earl Grey milk tea with tapioca. It looks really nice in that fancy bottle but it wasn't that good. Tapioca pearls was even more depressing.
Snowflake Earl Grey Milk Tea with Tapioca

  • Dessert#1 Green Tea Shaved Ice with Red Bean + lychee on the side
    •  This is probably the only dessert I would come here for. Green tea with red bean was spot on! Lychee on the side is not necessary, but good to chomp on.
Snowflake Green Tea Shaved Ice with Red Bean + lychee

  • Dessert #2 Macaron Party Honey Toast
    • Brick toast was one of the reasons I came here, but what a disappointment. You taste like bread with ice cream...literally. The only nice thing I have to say is you look good for my blog fans.
Macaron Party Honey Brick Toast

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