We will be partnering with the local businesses, the Aurora Chamber of Commerce and their Young Professionals, CEDS Finance, Aurora-South Metro Small Business Development Center. The Havana Business Improvement District – On Havana Street will host an intimate social and meet up to celebrate supporting Small Businesses On Havana Street businesses. This is also an opportunity for small businesses On Havana Street to connect and network with one another.
Learn more about the delicious Snowl treats from the 303 Magazine article, “SNOWL BRINGS KOREAN DESSERTS TO SOUTHEAST AURORA” here.
Boba tea was originally created as a tea-based drink that was invented in the 1980s in tea shops in Taichung, Taiwan. As in the name, most bubble tea drinks contain a tea base mixed with fruit flavor or milk. Ice-blended versions are usually mixed with more ice, resulting in a slushy consistency. The fun of boba tea comes from the small chewy tapioca balls, also known as the “pearls“, boba, zhen zhu, or “the chew balls”.
The drink is made in a variety of ways and has evolved over the decades. There are many different recipes that each tea shop holds, that makes them stand out from the rest. These include different ingredients, like milk, cream, ice cream, shaved ice, fresh fruit, syrup, flavored powders, soy milk, black tea, and/or green jasmine tea.
*Taiyaki (鯛焼き, literally “baked sea bream“) is a Japanese fish-shaped cake. It imitates the shape of Tai (Japanese Red seabream).
It is also the origin of the name. The most common filling is red bean paste that is made from sweetened azuki beans. Other common fillings may be custard, chocolate, cheese, or sweet potato. Some shops even sell taiyaki with okonomiyaki, gyoza filling, or a sausage inside.
Taiyaki is made using regular pancake or waffle batter. The batter is poured into a fish-shaped mold for each side. The filling is then put on one side and the mold is closed. It is then cooked on both sides until golden brown.
Taiyaki is believed to have originated in Tokyo during the Meiji era, and can now be found all over Japan, especially at food courts of supermarkets and at Japanese festivals (祭, matsuri).
*Description of the taiyaki from Snowl website via Wikipedia
Birchtree Shopping Center, Havana and Jewel, Located next to Katsu Ramen, Lucy's Flowers, Same shopping center as Angry Chicken, Aurora Bakery, 7-Eleven, Dae Gee and K-Town Imports