Snoice SD recently hosted a Zipkick VIP Event for all of the foodie influencers here in San Diego. Aside from getting learning how to make my own Halo-halo and Thai Tea one of my favorite things was getting to spend more time with the awesome foodie community we have here. If you’re a blogger yourself but you feel like you’re on your own with no one that shares the same passions as you, I highly recommend reaching out to others in your local community with similar interests. It’s honestly motivated me to not give up on my passion for food blogging. I’ll get into this at another time though. I feel like I could write a whole blog on the importance of community.
Now let’s get back to Snoice! First off we were greeted with tasty little spam sliders, which aren’t typically on the menu but they wanted to feed us something other than sugary drinks and desserts! The owner and his staff were definitely very hospitable. They’re a small family owned business that started as a bamboo cart! Now they have a full restaurant that can accommodate over 30 foodies!
What I really liked about this event is that they didn’t just feed us and send us on our way. They took the time to educate us on how to actually make the treats we consumed. I have a minimal knowledge of Filipino Culture and food so I was very excited to learn how to make Halo-halo or “haluhalo” which I’ve never had before.
To make my particular Halo-halo creation I started with several base items such as coconut jelly, sweet banana, crushed rice, jello, tapioca, and jackfruit. Then you add the shaved ice and evaporated milk. To finish things off I added ube ice cream, leche flan, and ube.
Considering this was my first time eating Halo-halo let alone making it I feel like there is some room for improvement. Haha! I tried to make something pretty, but all of my other foodie friends who were no strangers to this dessert made some really beautiful creations. It’s ok, my next goal is to do a Halo-halo recipe post for you guys for added practice.
Last but not least was a tried and true favorite of mine…Thai Tea with Boba! I’ll admit I’ve had this drink combo numerous times, but not once have I made it on my own. The employees at Snoice were kind enough to teach us how to properly layer our drinks. You start with Boba as your base, then you add their secret ingredient, horchata. Honestly the horchata was a pleasant addition to the typical Thai Tea flavor. Finally to layer you put a small strainer on top of your cup and gently pour the tea over the top. I think this challenge is where I truly shined. Look at that layering skill!
All in all, this was an amazing event. If you’re a foodie in San Diego and you haven’t visited Snoice SD or joined Zipkick you are missing out! Thanks to my friend Nem (@gastronemy on IG) and Jermaine (@forking_in_public) for making this event happen. And to the awesome people at Snoice SD thanks for your hospitality. I’ll be back again soon!