Il-Sole Korean Desserts – Korean Bingsu Shop At Jurong Point
This is Il-Sole Korean Desserts. Many have thought that this is Sulbing from Korea, due to the very similar logo. The main difference are the wordings in the red box on the logo.
Jurong Point has clarified that the shop’s registered name is Il-Sole Korean Desserts, and that this shop is “a sub-franchise to the China franchise of Sulbing in Korea”. (We have since made updates to this entry.)
We made our way to Jurong Point and asked around, as the Korean dessert café wasn’t even listed in the directory yet.
Found the shop, next to ShareTea.
The Snow Ice variety range from the signature Red Bean with Milk ($12.50), Injeolmi ($12.50) to more fanciful Strawberry Cheese ($18.90), Mango Cheese ($18.90) and Grapes ($16.90). Quite expensive.
We almost wanted to order the Strawberry but was told strawberries from America, not as sweet.
The Green Tea with toppings of Red Bean ($14.90) arrived with a small cup of sweetened milk to pour over.
My recommendation: Try before you pour, otherwise the whole combination may be overly sweet. HPB reminded us to go siu dai.
The shavings were fine and fluffy like snow, but the taste didn’t match up to those I had in Korea.
The Caramel Coffee ($15.90) ended up to be intense in sweetness, and we wondered where the coffee was.
What I liked though, were layers of ingredient such as cashew and almond in between so that there would be crunch on every spoonful. This is something many (not so legit) bingsu shops in Singapore got to learn from.
Conclusion: Korea better.
Il-Sole Korean Desserts
Jurong Point Shopping Centre #03-54/55, 1 Jurong West Central 2, Singapore 658886 (Boon Lay MRT)
November 28, 2016