Powder is a relatively new cold dessert place that’s popped up on Divisadero close to where I live. They describe themselves as ice cream meets shaved ice. This is actually not a new phenomenon in Asia, in fact, “ice cream” or “snow” in Taiwan is like this and it’s been like this forever! In fact, snow is the perfect name for it because it really does have the texture of powdery snow and that was actually the name of a dessert place in Phoenix that I used to frequent to get my dessert fix when I lived there.

I was super excited to visit this place and happened to win three gift cards (totaling $33) so I knew I was going to have plenty of opportunities to try this place out! I like how they have some options that are pre-created for you in terms of combinations and then you can also create your own. The first time I visited, I tried their Big Easy combination that includes Vietnamese coffee “snow”. The second time, I tried a combination with Horchata “snow”. Yum, yum, yum! I can’t wait to go back again and continue using my gift cards. Haha!


Welcome!


Many options


Big Easy

It’s a bit strange that since I’m Asian you’d think I would eat more Chinese food. I mean, I do know how to make a fair amount of different foods, and especially living in San Francisco you’d think I’d eat more Chinese food simply because I have access to it all the time. In fact, eating Chinese food is quite the rare event for me. Recently, I finally did get a chance to try Wonderland, which is only about 2 blocks from where I live. I had heard that this place is pretty good especially since they have many tofu and vegetarian options (including meatless chicken). I will say, the food here was quite good and considering it’s so close, if I were someone who ordered Chinese food more, I would definitely have this place on my short list of favorites!


Kung Pow Tofu


Salt and Pepper Meatless Chicken