8/19/2018 Business shut down. =-( ~~ Now we go to Oriental market on Douglas and get almost as good drinks at a reasonable price.We love Bambu because it reminds of traditional drinks and desserts that our Ba Noi (Grandma) would make for us when we were younger. The shop is nicely decorated and has a peaceful feel to it. Many people sit in the shop and enjoy their drinks and dessert. We usually take our drinks home and the shop packs the ice on the side. This way we can enjoy the drink fully when we arrive home. We visited the shop during a slow time so we could ask questions and the owner could explain things better for us. Today we order six different things. The children ordered Strawberry Fantasy smoothies with tapioca boba and strawberry filled popping boba (which have strawberry juice inside the boba so you get a burst of flavor) and Mango Dazzle with coconut water with Boba. I ordered from the desserts menu : D6 (*Che Trai Cay): Lychee, longan, red tapioca, jackfruit, palm seed, jello, pandan jelly, coconut. (see photo) and D2 Bambu Combo consisting of Red and white beans, mung beans, taro, pandan jelly, tapioca, mixed jelly, and coconut milk. The last drink was a Vietnamese blended coffee with coffee jelly and grass jelly. *Che is a tradional Vietnamese dessert which can have a variety of beans (mung beans, red beans, white beans…), jellies, tapioca, fruits (mango, lychee, young coconut, longan, durian or jack fruit) basil seeds and so many much more. Desserts Menu. Number 6 (Che Trai Cay): Lychee, longan, red tapioca, jackfruit, palm seed, jello, pandan jelly, coconut.
This was my first experience here and we have be been anticipating a visit after many referrals and seeing how busy they are as we drove by. Decided to take the kids and their friends here after school hoping it wouldn't be as busy. We ordered 2 snow fluffs ( strawberry and pineapple) a dragons breath and a smoothie. Everything was very good and the service too. My only complaint is this.. the portions are very large for children. They need to have child sizes at a lesser price. Or even just smaller sizes for less. I divided 4 items amongst 6 kids and it was more then enough.
They have this thing called dragon's breath! It's really cool, there is liquid nitrogen in the bottom of a plastic cup and cereal or something get frozen!
My family loves this place. They will find any excuse to go even during the winter! Lots of Italian ice flavors and custard flavors each time we go. You can check online to see if they are offering your favorites before you go.
Delicious fluffy treats for my kids every time we go there. Its very consistent and they have all of the flavors we like. Highly recommend this shave ice place for all ages.
The shaved ice is very good. I prefer this place over the alternative in the nearby area. However it can be a bit pricey in my opinion.
I would rate Shave Monster 3.5. My only issue is it's somewhat expensive for ice cream. When you add all the toppings we spent over $25 for 3 desserts. If they would make their portions bigger and not charge so much for add-ons then the place would get a solid 4.
Rita's Water ice is excellent fresh made Water ice looking forward to the new one opening in Roseville!
Our families new favorite dessert spot!! The ice's are awesome and the custard is so delicious! Fun milkshake flavors, too!
It is not snow cones. It would be better described as shaved ice cream. Not what I went for but it is good.