At Popfancy, Houston’s Anime and K-pop Fans Get Their Just Desserts
It’s easy to feel happy at Popfancy, a tiny iced-dessert shop in Houston’s Asiatown, where the popsicles taste like Vietnamese iced coffee, horchata, or birthday cake. There’s a watermelon-cucumber popsicle that exemplifies the Mexican habit of treating cucumbers as the fruit they are, and a hibiscus-raspberry ice that recalls the Caribbean custom of flavoring drinks with flowers. Tamarind, lavender green tea, and sweet taro pops summon the flavors of South Asia, Japan, and Southeast Asia. Popfancy puts Houston’s fabled diversity on ice.On my first visit, those familiar Houstonian flavors left me smitten. It took a second visit to this fanciful shop to see that Popfancy feels like home for more than just popsicle lovers. The five-year-old business is also Houston’s, and likely Texas’s, most lovingly…View Original Post
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