Snowbing Korean Dessert Café (Trinoma) Review

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

To put it in a K-lingo, Korea is clearly my bias country right now because (1) I got to see how literally beautiful this country is, (2) Korean BBQ is just the bomb, (3) their wide range of skincare selection is the best, and (4) I've fallen in love with K-indie [listen to Bolbbalgan4 on Spotify!!]


There's one K-thing I've yet to tick off on my to-do list when in SoKor though, until recently. That is to try Bingsu, also known as the Korean shaved ice dessert with different sweet toppings. It never crossed my mind to try one during my visit to Seoul because I was too preoccupied with everything that I'm seeing at that moment. Even if that's the case, I'm glad to know that there are legit places here in Manila where I can taste a legit one.

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LOCATION


I was reluctant to visit Snowbing Korean Dessert CafĂ© in Trinoma at first because I usually don't brave the south to north traffic unless there is a big need to do so. It's a good thing that my schedule aligned that day that's why I was able to finally stepped foot on Snowbing's teal-themed quaint cafĂ© in Trinoma.

I've fallen in love with their cafĂ© at first glance because of its garden location. It was so inviting that I felt gatecrashing the place just to get my hands on a bowl of Bingsu stat!

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Snowbing's interior is reminiscent of the independent cafĂ©s in Korea because of its minimalist look and the natural lighting that makes the space look extra bright.

MENU AND PRICE POINT


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Of course, their flagship product aka the Bingsu cannot be missed. A bowl of Bingsu can be shared by 2 - 3 people unless you're a dessert monster.

There are 12 different flavors to choose from namely the Tropical Fruit, Mangoes & Cream, Strawberries and Cream, Pat Bingsu, Salted Caramel, Cheesy Mango, Choco Banana, Cookies and Cream, Choco Brownie, Matcha Green Tea, Apple Crumble, and Tiramisu. Aside from that, they also have different toast variations and banana milk on the menu. (More K-stuff!)

My personal picks would definitely be the following:

MATCHA GREEN TEA BINGSU ( P188)


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This Bingsu already got me at the extra Kitkat Matcha sticks on the bowl. If tonsillitis is not a problem, I would churn a bowl of this all days of my life.

Also, just when I thought that the red beans were a deal breaker, the Koreans were right when it's texture complemented the matcha shaved ice very well.

BELGIAN CHOCOLATE CHUNKY TOAST (P188)


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Everyone knows how sucker I am when it comes to good quality chocolates. Just by looking at the dripping chocolate on the sides of the toast alone, I know I'll have a serving all to myself. The crunchiness is a big win for every serving. Imagine enjoying every bite of the toast with the Belgian chocolate syrup. Paradise! 

Disclaimer: It is best consumed while hot! (I'm craving for this as I type huhu send help!)

MANGOES AND CREAM (P168)


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Mango and Cream are two of my favorites and seeing this concoction on the menu together made the heart emojis appear in my eyes! I didn't have high hopes for the mangoes at first because commercialized mangoes in the metro are a huge disappoint, right? However, the mango chunks on this Bingsu are one of the sweetest. Two thumbs up!


VERDICT


These instagram-worthy Bingsu are worth the travel! Except of course during the Christmas rush season lol. But really, if your sweet tooth is asking you for new desserts to try on, Snowbing definitely fits the bill. Aside from the fact that its shaved ice doesn't melt easily, the different concoctions suit any person's preference.

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Strawberry and Cream Bingsu

If I am to make a wish before 2018 kicks in, I hope for Snowbing to open in the south very soon! I would atleast eat this every week if only it is more accessible to my place.

You can visit Snowbing Korean Dessert CafĂ© in Trinoma at 4/F Garden Level near Starbucks! If this blog post still didn't do the convincing for you to visit this cafĂ©, click here and drool even more. Don't say I didn't warn you, okay? 😏


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