A Chilly Ribbons has just opened up in Westwood and it is quickly becoming my new favorite dessert place. Most other shaved ice places take a giant hunk of frozen water and grate tiny chunks of ice into a cup then drizzle favored syrup on top, but this place actually has their blocks of ice already flavored! From chocolate to strawberry to Thai tea flavor, they just pick out that particular flavored block of ice, and file long ribbons of sweet, creamy, soft snow into your cup.
They are trying to make it self-serve, similar to Yogurtland, but as the Westwood location is fairly new, they haven’t gotten to that point yet. Instead, you’re handed a cup of flavored snow and invited to pile on as many toppings as you’d like. I had to stop myself from dumping spoonfuls of chocolate chips, chopped fruit, and candy on top and tried to just limit myself to the whole lychees. The sweet lychee was perfect on top of the mild flavors of the green tea shaved ice.
1135 Westwood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90024