Even though the bingsu dessert craze hit the shores of Singapore some time last year, can you believe i have yet to try any of this Korean dessert until last weekend! When i first received the invitation by Nunsongyee 눈송이 Korean dessert cafe to try out their outlet exclusive bingsu, i immediately jumped at the chance to have my very first korean bingsu!
Address: 9 Yuk Tong Avenue, 596314. Nearest MRT station: Beauty World, Downtown Line.
Nunsongyee 눈송이 literally means "Snowflake" in Korean and in a short span of 2 years, this Korean dessert cafe grew to 5 outlets in Singapore! (Their first outlet opened in Jan 2015 if you are curious, lol) For the month of Dec each outlet rolled out their outlet-exclusive flavour and for the Bukit Timah outlet that i visited, their flavour is the Melon Bingsu!
Melon Bingsu - only available in the month of December 2016
The presentation of the bingsu isn't over the top compared to the other bingsu, it was rather simple with balls of melon surrounding the shaved ice and topped with a vanilla ice cream. Wished it was more "insta-worthy" but what's most important is definitely the taste. The bingsu came with a small cup of condensed milk which sweetens up the dessert. With little description of the Melon bingsu available (because it's new and outlet exclusive) i literally have no idea what to expect other than the melon fruit and shaved ice. When the dessert arrived at my table, i was like, is that all???
It was until i dig deeper into the bingsu and found out hidden within the shaved ice were jellies with chunks of pears! It was definitely a pleasant surprise and elevated the taste of the shaved ice. It was quite refreshing and mind you, the portion was really huge. Definitely too much for just 1 person, luckily i brought a couple of friends along for this tasting.
I also took the opportunity to try out another of their bingsu in their menu and wanted something that is out-of-the-norm (not the typical mango/ fruity kind of bingsu) and eventually settled for "Snow White" which was a combination of cheese, white chocolate and nuts. I know the combi sounds weird but it was surprisingly good! Overall it's like a sweet savoury taste and hidden within the shaved ice are macadamia nuts with soy beam powder. It's like a premium dessert.
The price of the bingsu are ranged from $13.90 to $18.90 (depending on flavour) but each portion is good to share among 2 to 3 (or even 4 person) so you do the math. I'm glad that my very first Korean bingsu experience was at Nunsongyee 눈송이 mainly because the dessert were made with fresh and premium ingredients, and not only that - i love how spacious the cafe was (not forgetting there's also free WIFI and it's opened 24 hours for the Bukit Timah outlet!) For more info on Nunsongyee 눈송이, do refer to their official website at http://www.nunsongyee.sg :)
This is an invited tasting by Nunsongyee 눈송이.