Recently, there have been a lot of Facebook posts on this particular treat that I wanted to check it out myself.
Bingsu is a dessert made of shaved ice and condensed milk topped with ingredients from fruits to nuts to candies. It is a popular Korean snack especially during the summer season, similar to the Philippine’s halo-halo. On a hot and sunny afternoon, we finally got to try this frozen delight!
At Hobing Korean Dessert Café, a bingsu store located at 3rd Floor, BGC Stopover Pavilion, Taguig, you can try different flavors of shaved ice offered in regular or large size. Regular size is good for 1-2 people while the large size is good for 2-3. We ordered two kinds:
Large size Mango Cheese Bingsu
One of their bestselling shaved iced treat. It consists of ripe mango cubes, cheesecake cubes, almonds, topped with whipped cream and drizzled with mango syrup. It’s creamy, the mangoes tasted fresh, the ice is shaved finely you don’t need to worry on accidentally biting a large piece of ice and hurting your teeth.
Choco Brownie Bingsu
This one has crushed and pieces of choco brownies, almonds topped with whipped cream and drizzled with chocolate syrup. Surprisingly, it is not too sweet for me. I think the sugar level of this dessert is kept to a minimum since it also has condensed milk in it. The brownie bites are soft, chocolate-y and delectable. The almonds give it a bit of a crunch.
Mr. G and I really love sweets and this frozen dessert really satisfied our sweet tooth. Hobing Café is just one of the many establishments in Manila serving bingsu and we’ll surely try others. Maybe we can drop by some while we’re in Korea next month.
Hot? Try cooling off with Korean bingsu!