Friday, April 29, 2016

Hobing Korean Dessert Cafe

Your best friend on hot days like today!



The weather has been crazy humid lately, so what better way to beat the heat than by eating bingsu?! For those who aren't familiar, bingsu is a Korean dessert that mixes shaved ice with various ingredients like fruits, red beans, condensed milk, and brownies.
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Some Zomato foodies and I headed over there after our meet up at Pablo's Pub. I was supposed to bring my car, but Gio told us it was a short ten-minute walk, so we decided to walk together.

GAAH it was definitely NOT "a short ten-minute walk", but more like twenty or thirty minutes! We were already sweating when we arrived (sobrang diyahe, guys) so it was a good thing we were about to have some bingsu!
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It was already past nine when we arrived, so that's probably why there aren't so many people. My guess is that they're full during the day, especially in the afternoons when it's crazy hot out!
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They have a cold barley tea and water station that's free for all. I definitely took advantage of the barley! It's so refreshing!!
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Their menu is not just limited to bingsu, they have rice cakes, pastries, coffee, ice blended drinks, and more!
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What we ordered:

Injeolme Bingsu (P175 / P250)
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I started with this because it's everyone's least favorite. I was told it's glutinous rice cakes with soy bean powder. It wasn't that bad, it's just that the powder makes you thirstier (the same way peanut butter does).

Choco Brownie Bingsu (P235 / P360)
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One of our group's favorites! What I love about this is that it's not overly sweet. The shaved ice is chocolate flavored and there's generous amounts of brownies and chocolate syrup in there, but it doesn't come out too chocolatey, which is amazingggg!!
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Don't be fooled by the sizes though. The regular size is still good for two people.

Milk Redbean Bingsu (P175 / P250)
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If you like red bean, you gotta try this. It wasn't my favorite, but it was alright :)

BerryBerry Cheese Bingsu (P255 / P380)
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Woaaah the flavors in this one was just over the top delicious! Even if you just eat the shaved ice, it's still flavorful! They pour generous amounts of syrup and for what you pay for, that's a good amount of real berries too, don't you think??
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It's a semi-healthy bingsu, so long as you avoid all the whipped cream. Though I don't see why anyone would do that? Whipped cream is win!

Mango Cheese Bingsu (P195 / P310)
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Another contender for bingsu of the night is this one! I mean, who doesn't love mangoes??? Plus it has chunks of cheese in it! 
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P.S. Everything we ordered was just the regular size. :)

That's everything my Zomato friends and I had that night. Though I did come back a week later with my highschool buddies and ordered this - the Strawberry Bingsu (P215 / P330)
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It's a mix of sweet and sour and perfect for strawberry fans! I feel like I'm getting more than what I pay for with this one. Just look at all that strawberries!
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Note to bingsu eaters: Do not mix ice with the toppings!
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Thanks so much for the fun night, guysss!<3

Hobing Korean Dessert Cafe is located at:
- 3rd floor Bonifacio Stopover, 31st Street Rizal Drive, Taguig
- 3rd floor Lucky Chinatown Mall Annex
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16 comments:

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  1. Hey, nakakagutom naman ang BerryBerry Cheese Bingsu na iyan. I like strawberry and I do love cheesecakes (pero hinay hinay lang due to new healthy lifestyle).

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    1. Sobrang perfect niya sa weather ngayon! Sa cheat day nalang, Robert! :P

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  2. Good gracious, i am so craving those brownies right now, I love sweet things and all kinds of desserts which is why I will never be thin, I wish I could try some of these. The pictures in close up are fantastic!

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    1. Same here! I can't say no to dessert, plus I hate going to the gym hahaha! Thanks, Sheri!

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  3. This is so perfect for the summer heat! That brownie one looks so yum! I found the guide on how to eat snow ice funny. Wag daw halo halo style. Hehe.

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    1. Oo nga noh. Haha, tayo talaga mga pinoy hahaluin agad :P Buti nang may guide!

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  4. Those are amazing Bingsus! Uggggh, so perfect for this crazy weather we have in the Ph right now. :( I think I found a place near our area that serves this heavenly treat. I haven't tried bingsu yet, so I might bring myself there and try it as well! :)

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    1. Oohh where is this? I only know of Hobing and Cafe Seolhwa!

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  5. WoW that food looks like little party's. They look so happy and festive and super tasty ofcourse.
    Good that the desert wasn't that sweet. It's nice when you can eat a lot of dessert instead of not able to because it's too sweet. This place is worth a visit in my opinion!

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    1. It is, Sabine! Do you have places like this where you're from?

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  6. No not really I guess.. I never seen those typical plates to be honest. That's why I like it so much to see! New foods and new ideas! =) Very inspiring.

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    1. Oohh I hope you get to visit the Philippines someday! :)

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  7. I haven't tried Korean food but all of this looks really yummy! This makes me feel hungry.

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    1. IT IS!! Even though it's already the rainy season, I wouldn't mind coming back for some bingsu!

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  8. I'd been seeing photos from Hobing Korean Dessert Cafe in my Facebook for weeks! Your review convinced me to try it. I'm looking forward to choco brownie and berry berry bingsu. I hope the choco brownie bingsu is not overly sweet as you say. :)

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    1. Thank you, Kat! Let me know how it goes! ;)

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