Guppy House: A Different Kind of Shave Ice
My Lil Bro caught word of a shave ice place in the OC called Guppy House. Any time we get word of something like this it’s hard to sleep until we go check it out and see what’s going down. On my last trip up there, I didn’t have time to actually eat at Guppy House, but I did take a quick minute to stop by, meet some of the staff, snap a few shots and see what the fuss was all about.
The Irvine Guppy House is located off of Jamboree and the 405 in a fun little Asian shopping center. (I got super excited and must come back to check out the other spots). When I walked in to Guppy House the first thing I noticed was a vacant table with this empty “punch size” bowl and the remnants of what looked like some kind of tasty dessert. I couldn’t make out what it was because I can’t imagine why they would use such a big bowl, and all that was left in the bowl were a few strawberries and some milk.
The first thing I asked was what kind of shave ice they had. You know us, the Musubi Map crew, we’re super snobbish about what kine shave ice we eat. So they showed me this bowl and explained that they fill the punch size bowl up with shaved ice, saturate it in condensed milk and then top it off with fruit. Man, I was semi disappointed because I wanted Hawaiian Shave Ice…….but hey it still sounds super YUMMY! So I’m gonna round up 10 peeps (or call one Shaquille O’neal, that should be equivalent) and come back to try it out, cuz there’s no way I’m gonna be able to finish the “small” size alone.