Often it seems like Sacramento is one of the last to the party in terms of some food trends. In this case, we are the leader and these Asian treats will become more in the mainstream market - not just a favorite with Asians, but with anyone with a sweet tooth. Asian snack food chains Quickly and Lollicup have been spreading, so it's easy to imagine that more of these Asian snack trends will as well.
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Two more frozen treat places are Snowbee Tea Station and Snobites. They serve boba teas, shave ice, and shave snow. They add Taiwanese milk toast as well.
I enjoyed one of the creations with the milk toast over at Snobites. You can order a single or double slice, or if you are really hungry or willing to share, get a "brick", which is about a half of loaf of milk bread that's been hallowed out and filled with ice cream and treats. I talked to the owner who told me that the milk bread is a sweet, dense bread that is eaten for dessert in Taiwan. They toast it, which adds some time to your order, so be patient. It is served with ice cream, fruit, toppings, and syrup. At Snobites they even add macarons.
That's quite a few frozen dessert places, all different, to open in the last year. I see this as a sign and won't be surprised to see more of these Asian frozen treats spreading across the country.
You might also like to read my post, Not all Hawaiian Shave Ice is Created Equal.