I'm not particularly fond of the kidney beans topping (my mom's favorite), but I love taro, barley, red beans, green beans, stewed peanuts, and all sorts of fruits on my ice.
In the past, you can only buy a hand cranked ice shaver at Chinese supermarkets. Those sucked because the plastic bowls that you had to fill with water have a tendency to split or warp due to water expansion in the freezer. We never really had a chance to successfully make shaved ice at home.
Recently, we came upon an electric Taiwanese ice shaver at an Asian market. I would not recommend buying it because it broke after our first try. If anyone knows of a good ice shaving machine, please tell me where I can get one!
I topped my shaved ice with fresh mango, blueberries, and Vietnamese condense milk. It tasted heavenly.
Taiwanese Shaved Ice-with mango, blueberries, and condensed milk