My father and I went to the newer Kapahulu location. As a little pre-lunch snack, we shared a large strawberry shave ice with li hing mui seeds ($3).
One thing...follow the directions when you order. Tell the person how many shave ice orders, what size it is, and if you want anything in it (i.e., ice cream, azuki beans, etc.). They will ask what flavors you want afterward.
|This is a large? Really?|
|Li hing mui seed near the bottom of the spoon|
|Closeup of a li hing mui seed after I ate all the "meat" off it|
There was really no line here at 10:30 in the morning on a Monday, so at least you can get your order pretty quickly.
The one thing here that I'd complain about: Waiola's version of a large is probably another place's "small" version. But hey, I'll take quality over quantity any day. This is a must-stop for people who want an awesome shave ice experience. 8.5/10