Taiwan grows some of the best fruits in the world. Because of its rich soil and short distances, Taiwanese can enjoy the best bananas, melons, guavas, and mangoes that are fresh in season. One great refreshing snack that has come from this is the mango shaved ice.
The mango shaved ice is a bowl of shaved ice topped with fresh mangoes, mango ice cream, and sometimes a sweet mango sauce. The bowl looks huge but it's mostly just ice. They are great shared and perfect on a hot summer day.
Ice Monster is a famous mango shaved ice restaurant in Taipei City. Although mango and other flavored shaved ice can be found almost anywhere, Ice Monster has become a must visit for travelers and locals alike.
You can get your ice to go or sit inside and check off the flavors you want.
There are many flavors to choose from including peanut, strawberry, and red bean.
The desserts are shaved and prepared right near the doorway so you can see the process.
Ice Monster is on Facebook. They also have a website.
Below is a map for Ice Monster in Taipei
You can take the MRT to the Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall Station. Walk out Exit 1 and walk for 2 minutes.