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Taiwanese desserts shop opens in Mountain View

Uploaded: Sep 3, 2019
Taiwanese shaved snow, milk tea and baked goods are on the menu at the newly opened Oh! Honey Snow Ice in Mountain View.

The sweets shop is located at 1030 Castro St. Suite A, next to Le's Alterations and across from Rose International Market at the corner of Castro and El Camino Real.

Given the shop’s name, there are several flavors of shaved snow, including strawberry, mango, banana-Oreo, dragonfruit and taro, plus various toppings options. There's also boba, regular tea and smoothies topped with cream and cereal.


Baked goods on display at Oh! Honey Snow Ice in Mountain View. Photo by Elena Kadvany.

Sweets include cream-filled choux pastries (vanilla, chocolate, matcha and strawberry), madeleines (lemon-sugar, strawberry-chocolate, dark chocolate and matcha-white chocolate) and cookies shaped like ice cream scoops (chocolate-Oreo, strawberry-butter and matcha-chocolate).

The shop is open daily from 1-10 p.m.
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 +   3 people like this
Posted by Food nerd, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood,
on Sep 4, 2019 at 8:18 pm

Hey Elena,
Do you know any boba places where you can get pearl tea without caffeine (and without sweet if you don't want)? I know enough people who love pearl milk TEA for the tea and don't want the extra sugar -- the starch of the tapioca and the flavor of the tea are enough.

I would love to see your ranking of pearl tea places.


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Posted by Chris Chiang, a resident of North Bayshore,
on Sep 4, 2019 at 8:39 pm

Chris Chiang is a registered user.

Verde on Villa does no sugar, I think they are the best since they are both 1/3 cheaper than other places, and also shakes their drinks, which is more commonly how it is done in Taiwan. Generally, any place that froths their milk tea is a good sign.

I wish there was a place that had traditional Taiwanese shaved ice, which is non-flavored ice, since the toppings are enough sweet.


 +   1 person likes this
Posted by SJ, a resident of another community,
on Sep 5, 2019 at 6:48 pm

@Food nerd- A lot of places now allow you to specify your level of sweetness, including 0%. As for caffeine, that depends on the offerings of each shop.

@Chris Chiang- Have you tried Meet Fresh?


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Posted by Dan, a resident of Mountain View,
on Nov 25, 2019 at 5:10 pm

Considering 1/3 of the population of the United States is diabetic, they would start to get it. Turn your light bulb on and understand we do not want so much added refined sugars to our drinks and deserts. You are alienating about 1/3 of all your potential customers. Get wise.


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