Frozen summer treats Day 27: Shave ice from Mo’ Bettah Steaks
Day 27 • Shave ice from Mo’ Bettah Steaks
Published: August 27, 2012 10:18AM
Updated: August 28, 2012 12:48PM
Lilikoi, Hawaiian delight and mango shave ice from Mo' Bettah Steaks in Salt Lake City Cathy Reese Newton | The Salt Lake Tribune

Every day in August, The Tribune staff will select a frozen confection for readers to try. We’re tasting our way through ice cream, gelato, frozen yogurt, shave ice and any other treats that will help us beat the heat. Today’s pick:

Shave ice • Not to be confused with a snow cone, this Hawaiian favorite is made with finely shaved ice that absorbs the flavored syrup more efficiently. Mo’ Bettah Steaks offers 26 flavors, including lilikoi (passion fruit), li hing mui (dried plum), guava, cotton candy and bubble gum. Add-ons such as ice cream, li hing mui and azuki beans are available.

Mo’ Bettah Steaks • 273 W. 500 South, Bountiful, 801-296-2928; 335 W. 1830 South, Salt Lake City, 801-366-3886; 2095 N. Main St., Logan, 435-787-8870.

Price • A softball-size “small” is $3 and includes up to three flavors; the “regular,” which is half again the size of the small, is $3.50.

Shop talk • Mo’ Bettah Steaks also offers traditional Hawaiian plate lunches — chicken, pork or steak with a variety of sauces; sticky rice; and macaroni salad.

Catherine Reese Newton

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