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The Best Korean Bingsu in the East You Can Find

While Singapore doesn’t quite have it’s own ‘Koreatown’, a bingsu cafe is never far. Bingsu, or bingsoo, is a Korean shaved ice dessert, reminiscent of ais kacang or the Japanese kakigori. There are usually a fun variety of toppings that goes along with it: condensed milk, red beans, syrup, and chopped fruit. Bingsu cafes have proliferated in Singapore with the help of the K-wave. Though we’ve found is that quite a few of the more established bingsu cafe’s closed down (as of 5th April 2022). Binggojung, Nunsongyee, I Scream, as well as the Tampines Brunch of Chicken Up. But if you’re at the east and don’t want to go all the way to town for a refreshing bowl of bingsu, here are some of the best bingsu in the East that we found.

1. 929 Desserts & Bites

Introduction: This bingsu join is run by owner Pauline, her sister, and her childhood friend. They serve affordable Korean-style Bingsus, waffles, and ice creams.


The Green Monster, $8.90

Matcha-and-milk shaved ice is topped with tender red beans, chewy cubes of matcha-dusted mochi, and Pauline’s home-made taro cubes, made from mashed taro and potato starch. This has a subtle green tea flavour and isn’t cloyingly sweet, which makes for a nice base for the toppings. The shaved ice sheets have some bite, but are pleasantly light on the tongue with a milky flavour, and they don’t melt too quickly. The chewy taro cubes and bouncy matcha mochi make for toothsome bites between icy mouthfuls. A good classic flavour combination with lots of texture. (By 8days)

Delivery: https://qashiereats.com/929desserts

Location: 929 Tampines Street 91, #01-451, Singapore 520929

Website: https://www.facebook.com/929dessertsandbites/


2. Ice Lab

Introduction: Dessert cafe offering coffee, shakes and BINGSU (Korean Bingsu specialty). All of our Bingsu are made with full dedication and love which takes your Bingsu experience to another level. 


17 Bingsu flavours are available, with signature Injeolmi ($18), Korean Traditional Redbean ($18.50), Cheese ($18), Green Tea ($17) and Strawberry ($18.50).

Interesting choices include Grapefruit ($16), Milk Tea ($18), Watermelon ($18) and local-flavoured Kaya Coconut ($18.50).


Jewel Changi Airport #B2-234, 78 Airport Boulevard Singapore 819666

164 Rochor Rd, Bugis Village, Singapore 188439

Contact: +65 6977 9665

Website: http://icelabcafeshare.com/

3. CoffeeSarang

Introduction: Here’s a cafe where a customer can enjoy a special coffee or a zestful tea with fresh brunch special menu such as club sandwich, omelette, french toast, crowafle, waffle, panini sandwich, croissants as well as an authentic Korean flavors’ dessert, patbingsu.


311 New Upper Changi Road, Singapore 467360, Singapore

Contact: +65 6284 4550

Website: https://coffeesarang.cafe/

Read Also:

Top 15 Best Korean Bingsu in Singapore

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