A year ago there were no Honeymees in Irvine. Now, there are two.
What's a Honeymee, you ask? It's a Korean-style ice cream shop that swirls raw honey over soft-serve ice cream. The first Irvine store opened a few months ago at the 99 Ranch plaza on Walnut near the I-5. Other locations include LA, Rowland Heights, Buena Park, Sawtelle, and Gardena.
The menu consists of five main items: the signature "HoneyMee", ice cream topped with a natural honeycomb chip; the "Darling", which is just plain vanilla; the "Sweetie", where the ice cream is topped with liquid honey; the "Dear", which is drizzled with Ghirardelli chocolate or caramel and a sprinkling of French sea salt; and the "Babee", which is ice cream and any topping stuffed into a sweet hot-dog bun.
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Irvine's second Honeymee is actually the first one I wrote about. It opened a week ago at Harvard Place, at the corner of Harvard and Main.