copyright 2011 Ruby's Shaved Ice of Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Shave Ice offers Santa Barbara County's only authentic Hawaiian Shave Ice. We have authentic Japanese hand cranked shavers as well as modern NSF approved Block shavers.
Shave Ice, though usually identified with Hawaii, actually has its roots in Medieval Japan where it's still a popular gourmet dessert called "Kagigori". Japanese Plantation workers brought their dessert to Hawaii at the turn of the Century -- using Samurai Swords to shave ice.
Versions of Shave Ice remain extremely popular in the Philippines, China, Taiwan, Korea and other parts of Asia.
Halo Halo (Philippines)
Shave Ice Machine