July 20, 2015
Bingsu – a Korean dessert made from flavoured shaved ice – is really the perfect dessert for Singapore and its heat. Imagine: After an afternoon spent navigating the best deals in Orchard Road’s malls and pushing through the stifling crowds milling the street, all you want to do is stuff your face with a heaping bowl of flavoured shaved ice. So pop by 313@Somerset the next time that craving hits, because O’ma Spoon has opened its new outlet there.
Here’s the lowdown on the icy goodness you need to try:
Choco Brownie Bingsu, $18.90
You can’t go wrong with topping anything with Oreo cookie crumble. This bingsu has a generous amount of the chocolatey goodness, in addition to sliced bananas, brownie squares and chocolate ice cream. It’s any chocolate fanatic’s dream, really.
Green Tea Bingsu, $13.90
Matcha and red bean make one of the best combinations of Asian flavours, and with cashew nuts and almond flakes added in for texture, this bingsu tastes almost… healthy.
Mango Cheesecake Bingsu, $18.90
Think of this as a delectably icy version of a mango cheesecake. Aside from mangoes, there are blueberries as well, plus almond flakes for crunch and a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Injeolmi Bingsu, $12.90
Injeolmi is essentially Korean soya bean powder, which adds a subtle savoury element that contrasts nicely with the milk-flavoured ice. The shaved ice is given a good dusting of injeolmi powder, injeolmi rice cakes, cashew nuts and almond flakes.
For a warm complement to your bingsu orders, O’ma Spoon also does oven-baked honey bread that’s imported straight from Korea, with two inch-thick toast sweetened by butter and Korean honey. Choose from the more decadent Choco Strawberry Honey Butter Bread ($14.90), which has a generous drenching of chocolate sauce and whipped cream, or the Injeolmi Toast ($8.90), a simple creation that pairs injeolmi powder with vanilla ice cream.
O’ma Spoon is located at #04-20/32 313@Somerset and #04-102 Marina Square. omaspoon.com