Korean Bingsu is all the rage in Singapore right now, but it is not cheap – a bowl of Bingsu is easily S$15 and above. To beat the sweltering heat in Singapore, try this watermelon dessert bowl from Xue Hua Fei Cold & Hot Drinks in Bedok Interchange Food Centre. The humble and honest stall is a real find amidst the hundreds of stalls in the hawker centre.
We paid the stall a visit on a quiet weekday afternoon especially for the Watermelon Ice (S$5 small, S$8 big). The store owner was really friendly and sawed the watermelon bowl prettily for us right on the spot.
He was also quick to point out that even the smaller S$5 bowl could serve 2 to 4 people, so you can be rest assured that he does not skimp on the toppings and other fruit items in the bowl. Having the refreshing Watermelon Ice was the best decision we made for ourselves that day.
He first scoops a decent amount of shaved ice as the base of the dessert, then proceeds on to scoop rounded watermelon bits to fill a thick layer on top of the ice. The dessert bowl is then topped off with a mixture of cocktail fruits such as peaches and cherries, and of course, huge longans.
Just the simple fact that it is a comforting, refreshing and overall satisfying bowl of fresh fruits, was good enough for us.
It is hard to come by honest old-school dessert stalls like these these days, and we are glad that Xue Hua Fei Cold & Hot Drinks is still around. The stall also offers a variety of drinks and other fruit or local desserts.
Xue Hua Fei Cold & Hot Drinks
Bedok Interchange Food Centre
Blk 208B New Upper Changi Road
#01-29 Singapore 462208
Daily: 2pm – 11.30pm
Nearest Station: Bedok (Located right beside the interchange)