If you’re heading to Korea, you cannot leave without trying patbingsu.
This iconic Korean dessert typically consists of shaved ice topped with chopped fruits and/or red bean paste, condensed milk and fruit syrup. So we’ve narrowed down 3 places in Sinchon where you can have a sweet treat while taking a break from all that shopping.
Note: None of these places are halal certified. However, bingsu typically consists of ice, milk and fruits. Do check with the staff if you are unsure.
1. Pop.Con.Tainer (Dessert Café)
Pop Container as the name suggests, is a cute little dessert café which is built inside a real ship container. Brightly coloured and cozy, this place has received many good reviews.
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Their Oreo Chocolate Bingsu is highly recommended by the reviewers and is a definite must-try. One serving of bingsu is typically for two people and costs around 10,000 Won.
Opening Hours: Sun – Wed: 1000 to 2300, Fri – Sat: 1100 to 0000, Closed on Thursdays
Address: 5-11 Changcheon-dong, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, South Korea
2. Homilpath (Bingsu Café)
Homilpat café specializes in bingsu only. Unlike other places, you have to option of ordering an individual servings of bingsu. Prices start from 5,500 Won. This place offers a variety of fruit bingsu such as strawberries, watermelon and even mixed fruit.
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There is also a green tea bingsu option!
#HHWT Tip: There is always a long queue outside the cafe. So head over during the winter season to beat the queue.
Opening Hours: 1230 to 2200 daily
Address: 43 Sinchonnyeok-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, South Korea
3. Solbing Dessert Café
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Solbing Dessert Café is Korea’s largest chain bingsu shop. You will find branches of Solbing almost everywhere. There is a branch in Sinchon too. The prices are more reasonable here, and they have a variety of flavours for their bingsu.
Opening Hours: 1100 to 2330 daily
Address: 31-45 Changcheon-dong, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, South Korea
So there you have it. 3 awesome places to get your bingsu fix while you’re in Sinchon!