Here she is, the sassy little tart known as Kuma Snow Cream, the new dessert spot from Jet Tila. Yes, that Jet Tila, the former executive chef of Wazuzu at Encore Las Vegas who has The Charleston in Santa Monica, Calif.
The proof-of-concept restaurant brings Tila's snow cream, a term the combines the taste of the dish — a combination of snow and cream. Dreamy.
While the dessert spot is tiny, Tila already has plans to expand to Los Angeles and New York. Expect to see Vegas overtaken by Kuma, the adorable polar bear logo (kuma is Japanese for polar bear) of the restaurant; he wants to bring stuffed toy versions to the shop.
Technically, this is a creamy shaved ice, served up in five flavors: mango, kuma snow, taro, strawberry and green tea. The deserts come in smaller Ninja size or the larger Sumo for $5.50 and $7 respectively. Diners can choose to order one of five varieties or create their own. The Mangazilla starts with mango snow cream, followed by machi, strawberry, Cap'n Cruch and mango sauce. The Panda Berry has a strawberry snow cream base with Oreos, almonds, cherries and chocolate sauce. Other creations include the Shinobi Nut, Bruce Tea and Boo Boo's Taro, cute logos included.
Head to this Chinatown spot daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and perhaps later on the weekends.
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