We learn to appreciate the finer parts of shave ice here on Kauai. The light and fluffy consistency that only the best shops seem to be able to achieve despite all using seemingly the same machine to make it. Homemade syrups from organic Hawaiian ingredients. Crowds of people outside trying to cool themselves off using these pop-shops as the best way to do it.
We try shave ice from many highly reputable locations on the island: Hee Fat General Store, Wailua Shave Ice, Uncle’s, and Koloa Shave Ice. I think my favorite is from the Wailua, while Lindsey’s is from Hee Fat. Both are delicious and easily #1 and #2 in our minds.