Sunday, October 31, 2010

class 302 demystifies yellow snow!

i was always warned never to eat yellow colored snow. that makes sense. i have dogs and i know a thing or two about drunk dudes wandering around during cold, snowy nights.

BUT, i did not heed this well known advice as a friend suggested class 302 for dessert. although i was not expecting it, i was just a few moments away from eating some yellow snow myself.....

class 302 is a taiwanese classroom themed eatery that specializes in shaved snow, taiwanese style lunch box eats, and a small selection of savory bites, stinky tofu being one of them. this place was first brought to my attention on gastronomy blog and boy was i excited when our friends and i went during one hot, sunny so. cal day.

as expected, class 302 was a popular hangout. after a long wait, we were then seated behind little wooden desks in a tight little space. the close proximity to other diners induced an urge in me to pass a note to one of the cute ones, preferably one that states "do you like me? check yes or no." since i didn't want to be caught by the teacher, i amused myself with looking at the huge chalkboard and colorful school uniforms which adorned the walls instead.

but if you require a little more space when you heif, you may want to take advantage of their outdoor space to soak in some sun while you put something incredibly cold in your mouth.

ahhh yes, yellow snow. here's a heaping bowl of yellow snow (mango snow $6.50) with pieces of mango, mochi, and a generous dumpage of condensed milk. yummy!

the shaved snow is difficult to describe. the edges look sharp and jagged when you start digging into it, but in fact, once it's spooned in your mouth, you are met with the most wonderfully soft flavored snow. it is quite a playful bowlful for your eyes and your mouth. wow, yellow colored snow ain't so bad after all!

the fresh strawberry and mango shaved snow ($6.50) was just as delicious. the strawberries were a tad tart which eased the sweetness after a constant barrage of sweetened snow and condensed milk.

if you can brave the crowd that gathers outside its doors during a hot day, class 302 is a class act when you want to cool down. when the sun blisters again, you bet i will be heading down there...even if it's in rowland heights which is faaaaaaarrr. :(

Class 302
1015 S. Nogales St.
Ste 125
Rowland Heights, CA 91748
(626) 965-5809

price: $
verdicte: tasty, try it!
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Class 302 in Los Angeles on Fooddigger


  1. I've had the food here (meh), but I still haven't had the snow. Damn.

  2. Why is Rowland Heights so FAR?!? Glad you liked the snow, Bags. I'd like it even more if it were closer to home ;-)

  3. Second Cathy's sentiment - why so far, indeed! Never thought I'd say this, but I'm super jealous of your yellow snow consumption.

  4. thats so interesting. That's ice? It looks like crepe

  5. sharon- drop the savory, pick up the shaved snow :)

    cathy- well, i think of it this way, too close = fat ass. guess it's a good thing that it's in rowland heights. yep.

    diana- yellow snow has a bad wrap :)

    stuffy- visually, the texture LOOKS insane. totally unexpected especially when i'm use to shaved ice.

  6. After being raised in NY for 16 years, I don't think I can eat something called yellow snow even though I know it's not what I think it is! It's a rather interesting presentation!

  7. I work practically around the corner from here and still have not been here. How's that for far? ;) It's been on the top of my RH must-try places for ages.

  8. bianca- can't fault you for that...especially after seeing first hand what that means :) fyi, they have white snow too :)

    pam- the weather is so freaking hot right now even though it's november. go, go, go!

  9. The shaved snow is great, ain't it? Try the green tea or the pudding one next time. You can pass on the food, just stick to the shaved snow. This place is legit! :)

  10. thanks for the rec danny! when i find myself out there....wayyyy out there, i will try the grean tea AND the pudding. i'm sure the sun will be blazing soon enough.


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