While cute and creative desserts have been trending for quite a while, it can be quite tricky to find a decent dessert house in South Jakarta. I must say all the good places serving instagram-able desserts flock together in North and few in West Jakarta. That’s why I was surprised to find a Korean dessert house in Kemang Raya street, replacing what used to be Gustare Il Caffé.
Location-wise, this cafe is strategically located in Kemang Raya street, just across KOI Kemang to be exact. They use both first and second floor as dining area, while the tables on the first floor are very limited, go to second floor for more spacious and “decent” looking seating area.
Beside desserts (mainly Bingsoo or Korean Shaved Ice), Snow-it also serves variants of food and drinks. Didn’t try the food because we just finished our lunch somewhere else that time.
Snow Bingsoo IDR 53,000
Lately it seems that the desserts are getting bigger, fancier, and more creative. I don’t know since when cotton candy seems to be trending, but here, the snow bingsoo also serves with big blue cotton candy that tasted like bubblegum. The ice was served with blue syrup and 2 containers of condensed milk were prepared separately.
I like the beautiful fragrance of the syrup but I think it was too sweet. However, if you mix it carefully, it was okay because the shaved ice were given quite a lot and they were pretty tasteless. Adding condensed milk was good idea too because the taste would be quite different.
Green Tea Bingsoo IDR 50,000
This is a typical bingsoo served with green tea syrup and powder, mochi, almond, red bean, and ice cream on top. I recommend it for sharing as the portion is huge and you’ll probably find it difficult to finish it alone.
Their bingsoo is a bit different from other bingsoo I have ever tried so far. The shaved ice was very fine and smooth it almost looks like soft grated coconut in appearance. Although I have no problem with this, I still prefer Taiwanese shaved ice that has more texture.
Black Misutgaru ID 30,000
For the drink, I tried this one, which is actually Korean drink made from mixed grains. The black comes from black sesame, and the taste was pretty much that. This is supposed to be a healthy drink, and I have no problem drinking this usually, but I have tried much better one than this.
After all, it was a good addition to have a Korean dessert house in Kemang area, if you like bingsoo, you should try this.
*All prices are subject to 10% government tax
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** This review is written based on our visit on 18 September 2015.
Jl. Kemang Raya No. 69G
Ph. +62 21 719 6169
Mon-Sun 10AM – 10PM