(O’ma Spoon Korean Dessert Cafe had since ceased operations at Marina Square. The address of the alternative outlet at 313@Somerset can be found at the end of the post.)
Korean Dessert Cafes seems to be a big thing of the late, with so many Korean Dessert Cafes opening up in Singapore.
O’ma Spoon Korean Dessert Cafe is one of the newest players to enter the scene. Despite being a locally born and bred establishment, it sources its ingredients and machinery from Korea. Menu is rather typical of what is being served usually at Korean Dessert Cafes; Bingsu and Toast with a selection of cakes and bakes in the freezer. They also do have a selection of beverages including coffee.
(Green Tea Bingsu)
It would be missing the point if we did not have their Bingsu, so we decided to go for the Green Tea Bingsu. Coming with the Milk-based shaved ice for the two person portion, the green tea powder perfumed the Bingsu lightly with matcha flavours, while the green tea ice cream was smooth and flavourful. The shaved ice was relatively smooth as well and melts in the mouth; the texture was actually rather similar to the ones we had at Binggojung and Nunsongyee which was pretty decent. Azuki Red Beans were also not too sweet as well.
We also ordered the Injeolmi Toast, which comes covered in soy powder, almonds with rice cake in between and topped off with a vanilla ice-cream drizzled in chocolate sauce. A pretty toasty delight, the toast was crusty and well-flavoured by the soy powder to bring out a nutty taste, while the ice-cream with chocolate sauce when mixed with the soy powder invoked a flavour similar to hazelnut. Quite impressive was the Rice Cake in between; chewy with toasty flavours. Pretty awesome.
Halfway through we were also presented a complimentary Strawberry Bingsu. This was one of the few flavours which is offered in their single portion Bingsu meant for one, which also comes with Yogurt-based shaved ice instead of the Milk-based one. The shaved ice had a smooth texture similar to the Green Tea Bingsu, though it had a sourish flavour due to the Yogurt. Worth a try for those who love Yogurt.
O’ma Spoon Korean Dessert Cafe may not be the first few to ride on the Korean dessert trend, but it is a worthy contender to the competition. Despite being rather new to the industry, they have already planned for a second branch to be opening at 313Somerset in May 2015. One thing that does not work in O’ma Spoon Korean Dessert Cafe however is the location of the cafe; situated in the middle of town may not be really ideal for a dessert cafe for weekday crowds are usually drawn towards proper meals, and that it is situated at a lesser known level at Marina Square. Still, we would like to wish O’ma Spoon Korean Dessert Cafe success in the future, and hope they would retain the standards set in their early days of operations or even improve.
O’ma Spoon Korean Dessert Cafe
6 Raffles Boulevard
O’ma Spoon Korean Dessert Cafe
313 Orchard Road
Web Page: http://www.omaspoon.com/
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Oma-spoon-Korean-Dessert-Cafe/980674588610463