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Get some sweet Korean iced treats and K-pop in Footscrazy

What is it?
Bingsu – sometimes written bing soo, is a Korean dessert of ice shavings doused in anything from condensed milk to green tea syrup and rice cakes. Today, it’s fruit, jelly, cow’s milk, red bean paste, and winningly, corn flakes. The milk is unsweetened, so the dish is more elaborate breakfast than sickly sweet dessert. Don’t attempt it alone like we did though, it's massive.

Where do I get it?
Snow Tree is a new dessert bar-come-café in Footscrazy. It’s cutesy-kitsch in a way that only Korean joints seem able to get away with. Tweetie Bird sits on a shelf next to sprays of wild flowers, and the soundtrack is pure K-pop.

What else should I order?
Coffee's not their strong point, but we’re coming back to go Gangnam-Style on the honey bread – what looks like half a loaf of white, cross hatched so the top is splayed like a pineapple which gets buttered, toasted, drenched with honey and buried under a mountain of whipped cream. There's frozen yoghurt too – embellish at will with fruit, Gummi Bears, and all the cereals your parents never let you eat. That said, if the crazy Little Saigon markets are open, do your main snacking on pork and chilli banh mi, banana fritters and fresh sugarcane juice there.

Updated on 5 Nov 2012.

By Gemima Cody   |  

Snow Tree details

Unit 12
119 Hopkins St, Footscray 3011

Nearby Stations: Footscray

Open Daily 7.30am-8pm

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