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Snowy Village’s Fluffy, Fruit-Topped Shave Ice Will Soon Arrive in Asiatown

Also on the menu: croissant taiyaki

Mango-topped bingsu awaits
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In a continuation of Asiatown’s dessert boom, a shave ice shop called Snowy Village will soon bring bingsu and croissant taiyaki to the neighborhood.

Construction permits filed in Harris County indicate that the first Houston outpost of the dessert chain will set up shop at 9600 Bellaire Boulevard. The chain is known for serving up bingsu, a Korean shaved ice dessert that is frequently topped with sweet red beans, fruits, sweetened condensed milk, and other tasty garnishes. Snowy Village currently operates at least one Texas location in DFW, along with outposts in California and Canada.

In addition to the bingsu on offer, Snowy Village is also known for its “French taiyaki,” a take on the classic fish-shaped Japanese ice cream cone that is made with flaky, layered croissant dough. Both savory (ham and cheese or cheese and jalapeno) and sweet (Nutella-banana, sweet potato, or red bean) options are on offer at other Snowy Village locations.

No word yet on when Snowy Village will make its Asiatown debut, but construction is currently underway.