Another Korean Bingsu cafe in Singapore, this time the 3rd branch of Nunsongyee. This spells good news to fans of their shaved milk bingsu, but find traveling to distant Serangoon arduous.
This time, the cafe is straight smack at Bugis opposite Bugis Junction (Toast Box side), especially fitting for youths who want a sweet dessert late after a night’s out.
– Nunsongyee 눈송이 is pronounced as noon-song-yi.
– The name means “snowflake” in Korea.
– Nunsongyee’s bingsu are made of milk, thus they do not use the term ‘shaved ice’.
– The owner’s grandparents are farmers who grow rice grains and beans for a living, thus the café are strong in their Korean rice cake dishes.
– Bingsu flavours liked by Koreans are the Pat Bingsu ($12.90), Injeolmi Bingu ($14.90) and Black Sesame Bingsu ($18.90). ‘Pat’ means red bean, while Injeolmi is a type of Korean rice cake coated with bean flour.
– The flavours Nunsongyee recommended are the Cheesecake Bingsu ($14.90) and Coffee Bingsu ($18.90).
– This is Nunsongyee’s 3rd branch in a year, the first two at Burghley Drive and Tanjong Katong
– The branch at Bugis has 3 levels, including an outdoor seating area (This space was once occupied by Ritz Apple Strudel).
– According to their Instagram account, it is opened 24/7.
My personal favourite flavours are Black Sesame ($18.90), Mix Berries ($15.90) and Snow White ($18.90) which had a sweet-salty taste due to the mix of cheese strips and white chocolate. The macadamia nuts added a complementary crunch to the smooth shavings.
The Choco-Banana Bingsu ($13.90) contrastingly was flatter in taste, reminding us of Milo dinosaur half-way through with the blend of chocolate powder and milk.
Nunsongyee 눈송이 @ Bugis
534 North Bridge Road Singapore 188749 (opposite Bugis Junction, adjacent to Tan Quee Lan Street)
Opening Hours: 24 hours daily