Café Seolhwa’s Bingsu Is Our Current Favorite Icy TreatYesterday
- Pamela CortezWords
Everyone loves ice cream. Who doesn’t love its creamy consistency, or impossible myriad of flavors and forms? When I was a kid, I loved it too, but my favorite frozen treat was always shaved ice. From halo-halo to snow cones, I liked my desserts much lighter and fresher, and was obsessed with covering my snow cone in neon-colored syrups that made my teeth ache.
The bingsu at Cafe Seolhwa has the adult answer to all my childhood snow cone cravings. There’s a lot to choose from at the small café, from pancakes to honey toasts, but the only thing you need to eat are the bingsu. The ice is shaved so finely, that every inch of it tastes of whatever yummy flavor you decide to order. Since the ice crystals are so small, they are packed together tightly, creating a consistency between granita and ice cream. This is far from your average shaved ice; those have much larger chunks, making dishes taste instantaneously watery.
They may have everything from green tea and red bean, to injeolmi with mochi, to even red wine, but the mango cheesecake bingsu is my personal favorite. It’s doused in a sweet and milky syrup and topped with an insane amount of injeolmi powder and mangoes which all go so well together. Add to that chunks of Japanese cheesecake for one of the best shaved ices you’ll have in Manila today.
Have you tried the bingsu at Café Seolhwa? What’s your favorite frozen treat? Tell us below!
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