Fruits on ice? Healthy right?
Bingsu, also known as “the Korean halo-halo”, is one of the most popular desserts in the metro today. A number of cafes have popped out in the last few years and we see no signs of it stopping. Competition is stiff with a lot of the newer ones offering more than just the traditional flavors.
Bingsu is usually composed of snow-like shaved ice and condensed milk topped with various fruits and other assorted toppings, that will surely tickle your taste buds’ curiosity!
We’ve compiled a hefty list of options of these icy cool treats for you and your friends to cool down and indulge in this summer! To make things easier for you, simply type in ‘Bingsu‘ or ‘Korean dessert‘ on the Booky app to see the list of restaurants offering it!
Vampire Penguin – Ayala Malls The 30th
Vampire Penguin is a dessert shop from California that specializes in shaved snow desserts. You can choose to build your own snow from scratch or pick from the signatures.
Insider Tip: When you buy any small size Vampire Penguin Special (worth P160 to P225) you get the same flavor or lesser value flavor for FREE with Booky! Read more HERE.
No reservations accepted
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3/F Ayala Malls The 30th, 30 Meralco Ave, Ortigas, Pasig
Zoo Cafe – various branches
Zoo Coffee is an animal-themed Korean cafe specializing in Korean coffee, tea and smoothies. They also offer light meals, pastries and desserts.
Insider Tip: Buy 1 Get 1 Oreo Bingsu at Zoo Coffee. Here's how.
Froozy – Robinsons Galleria
Froozy is a snow bar that let’s you choose from a variety of flavors, drizzles, and munches. Everything is made from scratch. This is their first branch – the second is in SM Fairview.
Seol Bang – Venice Grand Canal
Seol Bang is a Korean dessert cafe specializing in bingsu, with flavors like mango cheesecake, salted caramel cookie, and strawberry granola.
Insider Tip: Request for a sparkler when you order bingsu to add a BANG to your weekend!
Seol and Bean – The Fort Strip
Conveniently located in BGC, Seol & Bean is a cozy place to chill and hang out with your buddies.
Must Try Bingsu: Melon, Mango Cheese, and Blueberry Cheese
K Bingsu Cafe – Megamall
KBingsu Cafe serves the famous shaved ice dessert from Korea. They offer different kinds of flavors like Choco Banana Bingsu, Berry Berry, Banana Mango and Choco Green Tea.
Café Seolhwa Bingsu – BF Homes
One of the most popular Bingsu places in town these days is Cafe Seoulhwa for their finely shaved ice that is said to withstand the scorching heat for up to 30 minutes! BF Homes has a handful of hidden spots for you, check out 16 Restaurants to Explore in BF Homes.
Must Try Bingsu: Green Tea, Mango Cheese, Brownie, and Berry Cheese
Bill’s Bear Cafe – Robinson’s Place Manila
Bill’s Bear Café not only serves bingsu (here, they call it snow ice), but they are also famous for their pizza, pasta and teppanyaki.
Must Try Bingsu: Fruit Party, Kiwi Mango and Tiramisu Snow
No reservations accepted
Level 4, Midtown Wing, Robinsons Place Manila, Ermita, Manila
Snowbing – various branches
Snowbing specializes in Korean bingsu in different flavors like tiramisu, matcha, as well as other dishes.
Snow Buns – Pampanga
Snow Buns is a Korean Café located in Marquee Mall in Pampanga. It serves pizzas and waffles but the winner here are the shaved ice desserts. Planning a roadtrip? Read: 18 of Pampanga’s Best Homegrown Restaurants. Must Try Bingsu: Snow Buns Special
Ice Flower Café – Molito Lifestyle Mall
Ice Flower Snow Falling Korean Dessert Café, or Ice Flower Café , is known for its bingsu creations in several delectable flavors. Another unique twist to this place is that they actually have a snow machine where you can create your own snowman! Also check out: 16 of Alabang’s Best Restaurants.
Must Try Bingsu: Mixed Berry Yogurt, Black Sesame, and Injeolmi
Hobing Korean Dessert Café – BGC Stopover
Another Korean café specializing in bingsu, Hobing Korean Dessert Café is conveniently located at BGC Stopover, for your quick, icy cool snacks this summer.
Must Try Bingsu: Choco Cookie, Strawberry, and the Mango Cheese
Noonsaram Korean Dessert Café – Katipunan Ave
Noonsaram, which actually means ‘snowman’ in Korean, sells various kinds of bingsu for you to choose from. Also read: 14 Restaurants around White Plains, Katipunan. Must Try Bingsu: Oreo, Cheese, Mango, Banana, and Injeolmi
No reservations accepted
Unit 1A/1B Oracle Bldg. #317 Katipunan Ave., Loyola Heights, Quezon City
Le Miel Café et Patisserie – Greenfield District
This French-Korean patisserie will make you feel like you’re in two places at once, with their beautiful fusion of both cuisines. They have bread, cakes, French toasts, but of course, we’re here for the bingsu. Must Try Bingsu: Very Berry, Red Velvet, and Green Mountain.
Ikigai Kakigori Cafe – Tomas Morato
When you see the hashtag “#whatisyourikigai”, then that means they’re asking you what’s your purpose in life. It’s a deep question that all of us needs to ponder on, but with Ikigai Kakigori Cafe, that won’t be a problem. Also read: 18 Restaurants Near Tomas Morato that Deserve your Attention
Must Try Bingsu: Matcha Kakigori, Kuromitsu Kakigori and Ube Kakigori
The Dessert Kitchen – Power Plant Mall
Chef Jones doesn’t call his masterpiece a binsgu because they use loose ice, making it closer to a Japanese-style shaved ice. Read our full feature on The Dessert Kitchen here. Must Try: Purple in Love, a grape-flavored shaved ice creation topped with Kyoho grape seaweed balls, mini rice balls, grapes, and taro mochi ice cream.