Sulbing – 설빙 (Suyeong-gu, Busan, South Korea)

Sulbing (설빙) is a popular dessert chain in Korea, with multiple shops across the country. They specialize in Bingsu(빙수), a perfect treat for a hot and humid day. Offering a variety of flavours, this place is ideal for anyone with a sweet tooth or a love for ice cream. The Sulbing(설빙) we visited was conveniently located right outside Gwangalli Beach, providing a beautiful view.

Although we initially planned to sit outside, the scorching heat made us fear that the Bingsu would melt quickly, so we opted to dine indoors. The café was of decent size, and all the tables were occupied when we arrived. We ordered two items: Strawberry Cheese Melon Bingsu (딸기치즈 메런) and Chocolate Brownie Bingsu (초코브라우니설), which added up to 30,300원.

The name of the Chocolate Brownie Bingsu (초코브라우니설) sounded overly sweet to me, but surprisingly, it wasn’t too sweet to be overwhelming. The Bingsu featured brown and white brownie cubes, Oreo crumbs, chocolate shavings, and, of course, whipped cream with a drizzle of chocolate on top. A small dish of condensed milk was also provided, which we could use to add extra sweetness if desired. The shaved ice was delightfully soft and melted in the mouth easily, delivering a light and delicious flavour that matched its name.

On the other hand, the Strawberry Cheese Melon Bingsu (딸기치즈 메런) intrigued me. It was presented to us as what appeared to be half a honeydew melon, which was quite amusing. We had to cut the thick melon to reveal the Bingsu hidden inside. Just as the name suggests, it contained strawberries and bits of cheese, possibly cream cheese, creating a flavour reminiscent of strawberry cheesecake. I’m usually not a fan of cheesecake, but this Bingsu was surprisingly delicious to me. The melon felt a bit out of place as it was challenging to eat alongside the Bingsu, and we had to cut it, which was a bit cumbersome as it kept spilling out of the bowl.

Overall, the experience was delightful, and if I ever had the chance to return to Korea, this place would undoubtedly be my go-to spot for Bingsu.

설빙 (Sulbing)
Address: 42 Gwanganhaebyeon-ro 278beon-gil, Suyeong-gu, Busan, South Korea
Phone: +82 51 756 2288


2 Responses

  1. Your filipino desserts are 100 times better than those Bingsu.

  2. suituapui says:

    Korean desserts are very popular here too but I prefer our local Malaysian ones like cendol and ais kacang and all.

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