Nestled in the heart of Tanjong Katong road along the famous eateries like Punggol Nasi Lemak, lies a hidden sweet and cooling gem, Nunsongyee! A literal Korean translation of “snowflakes”, Nunsongyee offers Singaporeans spectacular icy cool authentic Korean Bingsu and complimenting desserts all week long to melt away the hot humid weather here in the tropic equator.
Just a few stops from prominent shopping areas such as Parkway Parade and East Coast Road, this Nunsongyee outlet along Tanjong Katong Road is easily assessable and is served by friendly and passionate staff. It also features a nice chic interior while retaining a classic local alfresco dining outside of its rustic shop house frontage.
I was fortunate to be invited by the humble and lovely outlet owner, Ms Adeline, to try out her very own Singaporean Bingsu creation, the Jackfruit Bingsu! Only available at this outlet for a limited period only, and while stocks last, the Jackfruit Bingsu was inspired by her love for local fruits and passion for Korean Bingsu.
As Ms Adeline explained more about the Jackfruit Bingsu, the golden orange hue of the generous portions of jackfruits started to strike out vibrantly against the milky snowy mountain of shaved ice. Even the sweetness of the jackfruit began to pick on the senses from just looking at it. Topped with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream, the jackfruit is also richly complimented with coconut shaved slices to add to the crunch and local flavour. Additional homemade skimmed sweetened milk is made available on the side as topping for those who like it a little more sweeter.
As I began to dig in, the flavours simply melted away richly in my mouth like a heavy dose of Korean drama. All the nuts and Korean beanpowder fortified my pallet like a classy soap opera scene while the jackfruit and coconut oozed on the bite with freshness and fruitiness like joy. The finely grated milk ice mellowed in the throat like a winter scene until the sweet vanilla ice cream quenches the frigidness with rejoice. As the nata de coco fills the cheeks, the scene of love and kisses embrace the moment enthusiastically.
It was truly a remarkable feel with the hybrid of local delights and Korean drama with each bite. Of course with Ms Adeline’s gentle explanation it became clear that her Korean Bingsu is definitely a labor of love and passion. As the night settled in this cosy little outlet, the vibe of sharing continues in the ambiance. This is something great I need to share and let my friends and followers know before the promotion ends. Also, according to Ms Adeline, following the success of these locally produced new flavors, even more new locally adapted Bingsu flavors are scheduled to launch very soon.
Definitely a great dessert that is uniquely Singapore and big enough for a couple to share the love and excitement within. I’m definitely looking forward to the next Bingsu episode from Nunsongyee!