Foodology

Icy Bar: Chinese Dessert

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Icy Bar has been around for a long time in the Lower Mainland. I remember the first time I had Icy Bar was in the food court of Crystal Mall. Before there were all the other shaved ice places around the city, this was my go to place for shaved ice.

I came here for an evening with a bunch of bloggers to try the different types of desserts that Icy Bar offers at their dine-in locations.

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Traditional Eight Mix Icy 八寶冰 ($10) is easily customized with different toppings that they offer. You can choose 8 toppings from the following list:

  • Basil Seeds
  • Green Bean
  • Barley
  • Taro
  • Black Rice
  • Red Bean
  • Peanut
  • Beans
  • Chendol
  • Coconut Jelly
  • Lemon Jelly
  • Mix Jelly
  • Green Tea Mochi
  • Mango Mochi
  • Taro Mochi
  • Original Mochi
  • Grass Jelly
  • Almond Jelly
  • Pearls
  • Tapioca
  • Pudding
  • Watermelon
  • Mango
  • Strawberry
  • Lychee
  • Cantaloupe
  • Pineapple
  • Honeydew
  • Mango Poppers
  • Lychee Poppers
  • Coconut Milk
  • Mango Puree
  • Strawberry Puree

If you add more than 8 toppings, it’s an additional $1.

They also have premium toppings too like ice cream and durian that costs a but more to be added.

I love this item since you can share with friends or hog it all to yourself. It’s pretty big, so sharing is encouraged. There’s a lot of flavour that the toppings can add to the chunks of ice.

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Don’t forget to add the condensed milk to this. If you don’t, you will regret it.

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 Strawberry Mango Ice Cream Icy 芒果草莓雪糕冰 ($10)  is part of their shaved icy series that already have the toppings predetermined. It’s good for those who are indecisive.

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Mango Ice Cream Mochi Icy ($10) are for those mango lovers out there.

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Tea Egg 茶葉蛋 is probably their only savoury item here. Seems pretty odd to me.

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The exterior had a nice flavour, but could be a bit stronger. I just didn’t like the yolk.

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Pancake Series 班戟 is a dessert wrapped with their special pancake with whipping cream and a particular filling.

  • Strawberry 草莓
  • Mango 芒果
  • Durian 榴蓮
  • Taro 芋頭

They taste ok, but I would prefer the whipping cream to be ice cream instead.

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Plant Pudding 盆栽布丁 comes in 5 unique flavours below. It’s called plant pudding since the share of it resembles a potted plant. But this version is edible of course.

  • Original 原味 ($5.50)
  • Durian 榴蓮 ($6.50)
  • Mango 芒果 ($6.50)
  • Oreo 奧利奧 ($6.50)
  • Tiramisu 提拉米蘇 ($6.50)

I actually quite like the original flavour! It brought be backed to my childhood as there were graham crackers in it.

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Black Rice with Coconut Milk 椰汁黑糯米 is served hot and it has a balance of both ingredients.

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Chocolate Honey Toast 巧克力金磚 is a tower of toast drenched in ice cream, honey and chocolate. The toast is nice and crisp.

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Red Bean Green Tea Ice Cream on Thick Toast 红豆抹茶冰淇淋 it’s not as impressive as the other toast but prehaps it’s because I don’t like red beans.

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Tofu Pudding 豆腐花 can be customize similarly to the shaved ice. You can add any topping for an additional cost. I love tofu pudding, but I would keep it simple and add ginger syrup to it.

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It’s not a Chinese dessert cafe without drinks right? They have a wide range of bubble teas, slushes, smoothies, etc.

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Fresh Papaya Milk Slush is what I ordered. Very good flavour and super delicious.

Overall, a good range of dessert here and they ever had more that we didn’t end up trying. Most people end up getting shaved ice and a bubble tea of some sort.

Foodology Disclaimer: I was invited by ChineseBites to dine at Icy Bar and my desserts were comped. All thoughts are my own.

We Rate Icy Bar

Address:
3618 Kingsway, Vancouver

Website:
http://icybar.ca/

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About The Author

Diana started Foodology in 2010 because she just eats out everyday! She started a food blog to share her love of food with the world! She lives in Vancouver, BC and adores the diversity of food around her. She will go crazy for churros and lattes.