A favorite local treat with no exclusive cultural claim is shave ice. Like fruit-flavored snow, perfect for hot afternoons,
this treat consists of shavings from an ice block spinning on a turntable, shaped by hand into a round mound over a paper
cone. From Waikiki to the neighbor islands, there's hardly a hamlet that doesn't have a shave-ice stand. Many locals favor
Waiola's at 2135 Waiola Street in Moiliili (808-949-2269). Use your navigator, but once on the right street, shaded benches crowded
with happily slurping families make it easy to spot. A little easier to find is Waiola Bakery and Shave Ice II at 525 Kapahulu Avenue, about a half mile Mauka of the zoo. A relative newcomer giving Waiola's some stiff competition is
Ailana Shave Ice at 1430 Kona Street (808-955-8881), located immediately Mauka of the Ala Moana Shopping Center, with its own parking lot.
Ailana is one of the few that makes its own homemade exotic flavors such as haupia (coconut), guava, and lilikoi (passion