Popular Korean dessert bingsu is the main attraction at O’ma Spoon Korean dessert cafe at Marina Square. It used to be not easy to find this elaborate Korean version of our local ice kachang, but now it seems to be everywhere. Located on the fourth level, next to the Marina Square food court, the cafe is simply furnished. The large stuffed toy on a sofa reminded us of those Japanese cafes which provide life-sized soft toys to provide company for lonely diners.
As you can see from the menu, there are bingsu of all sizes and many flavours. A standard bingsu costs around $12 and “premium” ones with more exotic flavours cost almost $20 each. Quite expensive for a bowl of shaved ice and toppings. The positive thing is that because of the price, we are not tempted to eat this often and when we do, each one is big enough to be shared by two to four people. This will reduce the damage to our wallets and waistlines.
These were the bingsu ordered by other patrons at the restaurant. The chocolate brownie one looked tempting but we resisted.
We only ordered one green tea bingsu to be shared by us. The taste of the bingsu was quite good and on par with those we have tried so far in Singapore. The ice shavings are quite fine but we have yet to find one in Singapore that can make the powdery version that we had in Seoul (see our earlier post here). The green tea powder used in Seoul was also more intense in flavour.
Coffee costs $3.90 for an Americano which is quite reasonable in today’s climate. The green tea bingsu ($13.90) was a “standard” one at O’ma Spoon Korean Dessert Cafe We think this is good enough for a cold sweet dessert after lunch. The premium bingsu costing $18.90 and more seems too high a price to pay. The living room feel of the cafe made this a pleasant place to lounge for a while before stepping out into reality.
Overall Rating: 3 TOPs
O’ma Spoon Korean Dessert Cafe
6 Raffles Blvd #04-102,
Tel : +65 6333 0995
Nearby Stations: Esplanade, City Hall, Promenade