It has less than 2 years since we first wrote about Nunsongyee at Burghley Drive (ikr, very far and ulu), one of the first Korean bingsu café in Singapore to serve shaved milk bingsu.
Friends commented that this first Nunsongyee outlet was considered inaccessible. But thereafter, more (I mean countless) Korean bingsu cafes opened everywhere.
Similar-sounding Nunsaram has opened a franchise outlet beside Oblong, opposite myVillage at Serangoon Gardens.
It seems like Nunsaram is going head-on with Nunsongyee (who started the Korean bingsu craze) by drawing the crowd in the vicinity.
Good news for the night owls. This Serangoon Gardens outlet opens till midnight from Sunday to Thursday, and 2am on Fridays and Saturdays. (Or after Steam Box?)
So shiok to enjoy a bowl of cold desserts in an air-conditioned place after eating at the hot and stuffy Chomp Chomp Food Centre across the street.
Nunsaram has one of the most extensive menus for Korean bingsu cafes in Singapore. Think 15 flavours of Bingsu, Tteokkochi (Korean rice cakes skewers), Porridge ($6.90 – $7.90), Injeolmi Toast ($5.90), Thick Bread ($8.90), Smoothies and Latte.
Both the Chestnut Bingsu and Sweet Pumpkin Bingsu caught our attention, flavours that are considered uncommon elsewhere.
The Bingsu desserts are sold in 2 sizes: 645ml ($9.90 – $13.90) and 840ml at an additional $3.
Interestingly, the bingsu bowl are in metallic gold, different from the black ceramics bowls in their main outlet.
More classy, more ‘Korean’ perhaps?
The fine shavings of the Sweet Pumpkin Bingsu ($12.90/ $15.90) are made up of milk, soya milk and yogurt whereas the pumpkin paste is slightly sweetened and smooth.
Ooops, no pouring shot (of additional milk) needed.
Daebak! We enjoyed the combination which complemented well together, well balanced and not overpowering.
Well, we can’t say so for the Choco Bread ($8.90) topped with a scoop of chocolate ice cream, chocolate cream and chocolate sauce.
The toast was plain, dry and tough, which required much chewing. The ice cream also unfortunately tasted similar to other commercial brands out there.
“Tasted like my $1 ice cream kiap-ed with bread, except I could buy quite a few with that price tag”, my friend said.
Let’s just say we will stick to their bingsu selection in future.
12 Maju Avenue, Singapore 556690
Opening Hours: 12pm – 12am (Sun-Thu), 12pm – 2am (Fri-Sat)
* Written by Nicholas Tan @stormscape. Visit his instagram for all things [NEW].