NunSongYee Korean Dessert Café
NunSongYee boasts extremely fine shaved ice. Here they have the choco-banana bingsu ($13.90), which is more westernized than usual. You would have to go the extra mile to get to savour this as it is located deep within the private properties at Serangoon. The price is slightly higher than average, but totally worth it.
Add: 45 Burghley Drive
Chick N Ken
Other than serving mouth-watering Korean Fried Chicken, Chick and Ken also serves up beautiful bowls of Bingsu with a twist, the syrup comes in syringes, so that you can add in as much as you like, depending on your preferred levels of sweetness.
The Korean ice shavings here at Chick and Ken are coarser with slight similarities to our local Ice Kachang. We suggest you opt for their Cha-Yen Bingsu (S$12.90), an amalgamation of Thai and Korean flavours with honeyed Cornflakes, homemade Red Rubies and Thai Tea Agar.
Add: 21 Lorong Telok
Snowman Desserts is located at Nex. The shaved ice here is the finest in Singapore. However, this mango bingsu ($12.90), dripping in syrup and topped off with a deliciously sweet soft serve is quite sweet. Skip the condensed milk when you have the bingsu here.
Add: 23 Serangoon NEX, #02-04, 23 Serangoon Central
O'ma Spoon is a clear winner for us. Having their Bingsu was akin to eating snowflakes with a melt-in-your-mouth texture that all of us approved. Their Patbingsu (S$12.80) did the phrase “less is more” justice. We were in awe of how a classic Bingsu that was served in just sweet azuki beans atop milk ice shavings could rock our worlds with its heavenly medley of textures and flavours.
Add: 313 Orchard Road
One Ice Café
One Ice Cafe serves up decent bingsu, and the best thing about it is that it is located at JCube, closest bingsu you can find in the West. The patbingsu ($6.80) which was served with crunchy cornflakes, but their shaved ice could be more flavourful. The Oreo Bingsu ($6.80) is another very affordable bingsu here.
Add: JCube, #02-67, 2 Jurong East Central 1
The bingsu here go a little easier on the pockets at $8.50 – $9.50. The servings are generous though. The shaved ice comes with a scoop of ice cream, some red bean, red dates and a smattering of nuts. If you are tight on money, this is a decent place to satisfy your bingsu craving.
Add: 279 South Bridge Road
Bing Go Jung Korean Dessert House
With the outlet at Guillemard Road flourishing, the folks at Bing Go Jung have opened a second outlet at Bukit Timah Plaza, where flocks of polytechnic students have started to gather. Their shaved ice is fine with a slightly milky taste, which was just nice for me. They also serve a variety of other items like drinks, waffles, pancakes and more.
Add: 102 Guillemard Road