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Refreshing Bingsu

bingsu

Next to the Philippine’s most popular dessert halo-halo, here is one of my most favorite all-time refresher when the craving hits, which could be anytime. Bingsu is a Korean popular dessert made with shaved ice and topped with different flavors. My favorite at the Zoom Cafe in Susupe is the Coffee Bingsu.

The Coffee Bingsu is served with a scoop of ice cream on top with swirls of caramel which makes every bite heavenly delicious. On top of the shaved ice is a serving of sweet red bean paste and crunchy cereal. Other flavor options at the Zoom Cafe are strawberry bingsu and the red bean bingsu. A must-try when you visit Saipan!

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Refreshing Island Shave Ice

IMG_1278  HERE’S a new and refreshing way to beat the heat — a cool cup of island shave ice at the newly opened Island Shave Ice in Garapan.

Stop by the place just beside ABC Store across from DFS Galleria and you will find a former police outpost converted into a stall providing refreshments at very affordable prices.

I ordered SignaIMG_1288ture Shave Ice — a heavenly concoction of specialty flavors including ice cream, fresh sweet cream topped with white mini-tapioca pearls served in a conical plastic cup. It comes with a small plastic spoon and a straw. Signature Shave Ice is a must-try — the deeper you dig with your spoon, the better the flavors get.

For its initial offering, Island Shave Ice has 14 flavors which include Island Wave, a blend of pineapple, vanilla and passion fruit; Isa Flow — mango, raspberry and vanilla; Tropical Sunset — guava, banana and strawberry; Marianas Trench — banana, orange and watermelon; and Chamorro Coconut — coconut, piña colada and coconut bites. All for $4.50 each.

IMG_1297Also available: banana, coconut, bubblegum, guava, cotton candy, mango, orange, pineapple, passion fruit, piña colada, raspberry, strawberry, vanilla and watermelon. All for $4. Add 75 cents for each add-on for more flavors such as azuki red beans, coconut bites and flakes, Oreo crumbs, gummy straws, mini-tapioca pearls and vanilla ice cream.IMG_1295

Island Shave Ice is owned by Patty Mendiola and Andrew Ellinson. Patty’s sister Celeste Mendiola, a pastry chef at Oahu Country Club in Honolulu, flew in from Hawaii to help with the preparation of the menu and flavors.

Patty Mendiola said most of their ingredients are from Hawaii.

Soon, she said, Island Shave Ice will also have ice pops with a variety of flavors for the health-conscious.

For inquiries or reservations, email islandshaveice670@gmail.com.

First published at the Marianas Variety here
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