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  • Alright guys, we are currently at Dongmen station here in Taipei.

  • And everytime we come here, we are tempted by these amazing desserts that they have advertised all over the walls.

  • I'm going to show you what it looks like and then I'm going to tell you all about it.

  • So they clearly do not skimp out on (skimp on) advertising like that entire station is plastered in ads for this dessert.

  • And apparently, this is called Mango Iced Snowflake.

  • And they have two shops right outside the station, so let's go eat.

  • Let's go do it!

  • And like most places worth eating out here in Taipei, there is a huge line but we're going to go stand there anyway.

  • Alright, so our dessert has arrived.

  • And it is standing room only at this particular spot.

  • So they've got like this little bar outside where you just bring your dessert, you eat it here, but check this out ...

  • Yeah, because all of the tables are full.

  • I know it is packed with people and there is a huge line of people ordering.

  • So this is it.

  • This is the Mango Snowflake Ice.

  • It is a mountain like this is huge.

  • And we went for the classic, so it is just mango and panna cotta on top.

  • But I mean they probably have like ten different flavors with like strawberries and chocolate and red bean, like you can choose anything really.

  • This is also called Ice Monster in some places as well.

  • Okay, yeah so there's two chains.

  • There is Ice Monster and Smoothie House.

  • We're at Smoothie House right now so let's just dig right in!

  • -Dig right in. -I'm gonna grab a bit of everything.

  • -Guys we're sharing this, like, apparently this serving size is enough for two to four people. -Yeah, two to four people.

  • Yeah, Sam was like, "we should each get our own!"

  • Horrible idea.

  • That would have been awful.

  • That would have ruined dinner.

  • Mmm.

  • Brain freeze.

  • Brain freeze?

  • - Did you take too big of a bite? - No, that is amazing.

  • - The mangoes are so sweet and ripe. - Yeah.

  • What else are you're tasting though?

  • Oh, man.

  • It's got ... the mango has kind of like this glaze almost.

  • Do you taste, like, ice?

  • Ice and the panna cotta?

  • Oh yeah.

  • You've got your ice.

  • Your ice mountain.

  • Mango-flavored.

  • But seriously, the fresh mango that is like my favorite part so far.

  • It's got like this syrupy sugar, it's amazing.

  • And I love panna cotta.

  • I love ordering this dessert whenever we're traveling in Italy.

  • It is just so creamy and milky.

  • So yeah, I'm really, really pleased with this dessert.

  • Alright, so Sam finally gets to dig in.

  • You've had about five bites and I've had none.

  • -So ... -Someone has to film and somebody has to eat!

  • I've got a bit of catching up to do here.

  • Okay, so I'm just going to try and get a bit of everything.

  • Oh wow.

  • The ice is melting a bit already.

  • I know you have to be fast with this because it just starts melting on the spot.

  • And I'm going to get some mango ...

  • So I've got a little bit of everything now.

  • What do you think?

  • Oh yeah, that's really sweet.

  • You taste the ...

  • -You really taste the shaved ice, you really taste the syrup and the nice big chunks of mango. -Fresh mango!

  • (It) reminds me of something we had in Korea not too long ago called Sulbing.

  • - Yeah. - Which is their shaved ice dessert and yeah it is really good.

  • I think I would enjoy this even more on a hot day as opposed to a cool one like this.

  • But it is still a lot of fun and still really enjoying it.

  • Okay, so how would you rate your first mango ice snowflake experience?

  • That was really good.

  • Really filling.

  • -We needed the two of us to finish that off. -Yeah.

  • We probably could have used a third spoon in there.

  • Yeah, I kept getting brain freezes like every second bite.

  • That stuff was so cold.

  • I know, it was really cold.

  • -Eating cold shaved ice on a cold day. -On a cold day!

  • Probably not the best strategy in life but anyways, yeah, it was 210 Taiwan dollars which is under just under seven US dollars.

  • - So I mean if you divide it by two people it's like three dollars and fifty cents. -Not bad.

  • Not bad value.

  • It is not the cheapest dessert but I think it's really good.

  • It's really filling.

  • -It is one of the top 40 things you've got to eat in Taipei according to CNN, so ... -Well there you go.

  • Yeah, it is worth trying and, yeah, let us know what you think when you give it a shot.

Alright guys, we are currently at Dongmen station here in Taipei.

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