Sulbing ~ snowflake sherbet
Food to beat the hot weather? Korean shaved ice dessert. The Filipino version is “halo-halo” while the Korean one is 빙수 (bing-su). One place I’d recommend is called “Sulbing” or 설빙 and there are branches all around Seoul. The one nearest my house is always packed ~ even in winter when it is cold.
When my family visited us in late April ~ we went to Sulbing twice! The “snowflake sherbet” as they refer to it isn’t your ordinary ice dessert. The texture of the ice is just like real snow ~ very fine and soft. If you haven’t seen real snow ~ just visit this cafe 🙂
Flavors of Sulbing
I have so far tried four flavors of the snowflakes sherbet ~ real chocolate, fresh strawberry, caramel coffee and mango cheese. The price range of their snowflakes sherbet is from 7,000 to 11,500. The cheapest one is the “injeolmi” or rice cake ~ that I haven’t tried yet.
The snowflake sherbet comes with a small container of condensed milk ~ probably to flavor the ice once you eat all the toppings. I never really had to use it. My favorite among the four? The mango cheese is just perfect with sweet mango cubes and cheesecake. Next is the real chocolate with bits of brownies and shaved chocolate. I can’t decide between caramel coffee and fresh strawberry ~ different flavors but I can’t really tell which one tastes better. Next time, I’ll try their new addition…
They have mango grapefruit ~ and it looks interesting. I love mangoes and grapefruit ~ reminds me of the yummy frozen salad at Ashley’s. Aside from the snowflake sherbet, Sulbing also has other desserts like toast and bread, smoothies, coffee and Korean drinks. Visit their website for more information on their branches.