Another Korean Bingsu café in Singapore. This is seriously not getting funny any more. O’ma Spoon has the faith to open two at a go – one at Marina Square, the other Level 4 of 313 @ Somerset in May. Never test water first.
The café which means “mother’s spoon” claims to be the “first milk flake Korean Bingsu in Singapore”. No bah. Aniyo. There were already Nunsongyee and Snowman Desserts which were using milk rather than water for shavings.
Finding O’ma Spoon can be tricky with renovation works going on outside Marina Square. If it helps, the Korean café is on the foodcourt level next to Hotpot Culture (emm, previously known for their rat problems.)
(Photo credit: Nicholas Tan @stormscape)
Pricing can be a little north. Other than the Patbingsu ($11.90) and Injoelmi ($11.90) which are still reasonable, the Choco Brownie ($18.80), Mixed Berry ($18.80) to a rather steep Mango Berry Cheesecake ($22.80) may make customers think twice. Plus, the mangoes were not too ripe. Yikes.
While the menu read ‘bingsu for 2 pax’, the portion felt like it was meant for one.
Ingredients such as the red bean ‘Korean pat’ and injeolmi are imported from Korea. The milk shaved ice was smooth and finely-shaved though, had a soft melt-in-your-mouth instantaneously effect.
In terms of ice texture alone, we could rate this top 5 in Singapore
The colourful ensemble of the Mixed Berry ($18.80) was eye catching with fresh strawberry, blueberry, and ice cream.
A word of caution: Test-eat your bingsu before you decide to add that cup of condensed milk (even though it is already diluted) because your dessert may end up too sweet.
O’ma Spoon Korean Dessert Café
6 Raffles Boulevard #04-102 Marina Square Singapore 039594
313 @ Somerset 313 Orchard Road #04-20/32 Singapore 238895
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm Daily