When bingsu first hit the shores of Singapore, that few pioneering outlets saw snaking queues every day for months.
For the uninitiated, bingsu is a Korean shaved ice dessert. It often comes in a sharing bowl; the shaved ice may or may not be flavoured, and piled with toppings on top such as fruits and nuts.
Perhaps this was because Singaporeans have a tendency to follow where the crowd goes or maybe it was just that innate willingness to queue for food. After all, “if there is a queue, it must be good,” right?
However, would you go out of the way to satisfy your craving for a sweet ice treat or really, do you still have a craving for bingsu? Is the Korean bingsu trend still alive and how long will it last?
Opened by the folks behind the successful The Tiramisu Hero, Butter My Buns at National University of Singapore’s University Town (UTown) brings wholesome cafe fare to the West of Singapore.
This new concept – Butter My Buns (yes, it is a cheeky name) – serves D.I.Y all-day breakfast sets, waffles and more.
2015 is coming to an end, and with that, we celebrate a year of amazing food and also fresh new trends that have landed on our sunny island. Of course, trends come and go but the really good ones shall stay on.
In this piece, we explore the trends that have invaded Singapore this year. The rubrics are simple – a) Photogenic and hence, hyped up on social media, b) more than one store riding on the trend, c) so delicious and/ or innovative that it is no surprise they are labeled as a ‘trend’.
Here are 13 Food Trends in Singapore in 2015 that you probably already know about. We pay homage to some of the best food that graced our nation this year.
If you are exploring the Bras Basah and Bugis districts, you might want to join in the artsy-fartsy crowd and head over to the first container cafe in Singapore – yes, you heard us right! Situated at DECK, Snowy Village offers a noteworthy selection of Bingsu in an unusual container setting. A good dessert never hurts, right?
Bingsu is a popular Korean dessert which first started with ingredients primarily comprising of ice shavings, condensed milk, Korean rice cake and occasionally topped off with dollops of red bean or other similar fillings.
We can now find various renditions of this Korean dessert with toppings such as fruits, ice cream and even cheesecakes to suit the taste buds of many. This simple yet genius creation has captured the hearts of many Singaporeans, crowned as the perfect solution to bring the heat down.
That said, we have combined a list of the 8 Korean Bingsu in Singapore You Must Try. It is highly advisable to drag your friends or loved ones with you because the servings are usually huge, and more importantly, we believe that the best things in life should be shared.