Taiwanese-style shaved ice desserts (known as "bao-bing" in Chinese) consist of large bowls of finely shaved ice topped with a variety of sweets, including condensed milk, beans, jellies, and fresh fruit.
For fifteen years, Ice Monster was a tiny open storefront hawking mango shaved ice on Taipei's famous foodie destination, Yongkang Street. Its recent move to the trendy East District includes a thorough re-branding as well as a creative expansion of their menu.
Although Ice Monster's mango shaved ice is still a must-order, non-traditionalists will enjoy digging into their new innovative creations like taro and red-bean milk "avalanches", or sampling a few of their handmade popsicles. My personal favorite is a tribute to Taipei's most famous drink: a "deconstructed boba milk tea" made with milk tea shaved ice and served with tapioca "bubbles" on the side.