When the Van fam is in town and the proposed meal is take place during peak hours on a weekend evening, booking in advance is highly recommended.
We had set out a tad earlier than necessary, so a brief stopover at Hillcrest - ahem, Miniso, - was made. I also took the opportunity to try the recently-launched Crystal Ball Frappuccino.
No, it did not taste like peaches. It was heavily sugared milk with turquoise food colouring.
The waitress had also recommended Kick and Leak, another new addition to the menu, though the very notion of deep fried leek had me wary. With the diverse spread of specialty rolls though, I'm confident that there's bound to something to suit every customer's palette - cooked or raw.
Korean shaved ice isn't foreign to the West Coast - heck, Snowy Village is the pioneer of them all! - though the trendy treat isn't always readily accessible to the busy working tier.