Virgin Bingsu ExperienceWednesday, August 12, 2015
Two weeks ago (wow, has it been so long already?) I had my first Bingsu at O'ma Spoon.
I am officially not a Bingsu virgin!!
For those that don't know, Bingsu is a korean shaved ice dessert and like Taiwan have their Taiwan shaved/snow ice, Singapore have our very own Ice Kacang.. Korean has their Bingsu.
To be very honest, a Bingsu tasted nothing different from a Taiwan shaved ice to me. Hahaha sorry a noob here, evidently ><
Sarah and I headed to O'ma Spoon at 313 Somerset on a monday evening after work and we were pleasantly surprised to see the cafe so crowded, even on a weekday evening.
Mostly flooded with teenagers, and I wasn't too surprised because the schools are having holidays now!
Anyway, we ordered the Mango Cheesecake Bingsu ($18.80) and the Green Tea Bingsu ($18.80) and to be honest, they were good... huge... but it didn't blow us away.
I definitely wouldn't be spending close to 20 bucks on a dessert, well unless we have a whole gin gang of people to order 2-3 different bingsus to try!
The ice was pretty tasteless, cheesecake was meh.. Mangoes were pretty nice and fresh and I LOVE mangoes so I might be a little biased towards the mango Bingsu. Haha Sarah loved the Green tea one so I guess that's a tie?
We also tried a korean version of the Shibuya Toast ? They call it Honey Bread so yep. Here's our Oven-Baked Honey Bread topped with strawberries, chopped peanuts and almonds (which I love), nutella spreaded on top, chocolate drizzle and served with whipped cream on the side
Firstly, it was way too much bread for that little toppings, secondly the strawberries were sour.. So no-oh for me, sorry Oma Spoon fans out there!
It looks nice in pictures though!
Lastly, we got recommended the Injeolmi Toast which I found was quite interesting - from what I heard, the middle of the sandwich hid mochi!
Indeed, there was mochi but it was only half of the bread? I need more mochi since you guys got my hopes up. Pfft.
Hahaha ah well, it was the company that mattered!
Oh yes, if you're looking to order a normal sized Bingsu, be sure to have at least 2 ppl to share it else you wont be able to have your proper meals, hehe.
O'ma Spoon is located at:
313 Orchard Road