Afternoon Tea: The Rose House in Flushing, NY

Posted by on Dec 4, 2011 in New York Eats | 5 comments

Hey guys! I’ve been inactive for a while, but I’m back! Finals are soon approaching but I thought I’d share this quick post just to let you all know I’m still here ;D The Rose House in Flushing, NY is a nice little girly place to visit with your friends if you want a cozy place to sit, drink deliciously expensive tea, munch on cakes and sweets, and chat. The place is pretty overpriced in my opinion, and I would recommend going if you’ve got money to splurge and aren’t very hungry. The inside of the shop has individual private tables, couches, and cushiony soft lounge chairs which gives a really nice atmosphere to the place. Your tea also comes in an expensive teapot, with expensive tableware to match. I wouldn’t suggest breaking anything here, as you’ll probably have to pay for it. I went with my friend a while ago, and we enjoyed their Belgian waffles with honey and freshly whipped cream. For tea, we had a peach milk tea. They have an insane amount of teas and snacks to choose from, along with various combos and specials, but we just stuck with the basics. The tea was pretty good and I could definitely taste the fruity flavor of the peach, but it wasn’t extraordinary. The waffles however were delicious! As we were determined not to waste our money, my friend and I made sure to use up all the whipped cream and honey that came with the waffles (which was quite a lot in fact) and we ended up smothering our waffles with as much whipped cream and honey as they could hold. Hubba Hubba! Very very satisfying I must say! What do you guys think? Are you always determined to eat your money’s worth? Let me know in the comments! Hope you all enjoyed this quickie post! – Jas                                                                                                                                                                        Photographs taken by Jasmine...

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Shaved Ice in New York? Oh yea!

Posted by on Sep 23, 2011 in New York Eats | 9 comments

Heyo all! Many of you who have experienced the magnificence of eating shaved ice or snow ice in Taiwan probably know what I’m talking about when I say it is almost impossible to find any good comparison in the States. For those confused out there, shaved ice is a common street dessert in Taiwan where you take finely shaved ice and put all sorts of crazy toppings on it. Snow ice is actually shaved frozen ice cream, and melts on your tongue like snowflakes. Yummmmm. Anyways, this is where Flushing, New York comes in. With such a large Asian population, you’re bound to find some good shaved ice right? No. Until now that is!! Recently, the New World Mall in Flushing opened up a new shop Snopo that sells snow ice. Woot! I must say, it’s pretty darn good if you’re craving some Taiwan flavor in your diet. Here’s the Golden Mango that my friend Yoonsun and I shared. I recommend bringing a friend, because this is HUGE! The generous lady kept heaping it on the plate, and when some fell off, she just added another scoop. I was a very happy girl. The Golden Mango comes with shaved mango snow ice, mango jelly, caramelized popcorn, peaches, and almond jelly. The snow ice itself was pretty good and smooth, unlike the rough crunchy ice that the other store (Ponju) in New World Mall had. My other friends shared a lychee one, which also looked delicious. Upon tasting however, I have to say I still personally prefer mango. Mango and I share a deep bond… =] That’s it for today! Hope you guys enjoyed this short post, definitely visit New World Mall if you guys are ever in Flushing. Please leave some feedback, and I love comments and subscribers! -Jas Photographs taken by Jasmine...

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