I’ve tried just about every bingsu place in #YEG. It still fascinates me how quickly they popped up and the craze about them just last summer. Let Eat Snow is one of the newer and less popular ones compared to Snowy Village and Snowy Dessert; however, they definitely deserve more publicity than they receive. After winning one of their Instagram contests and receiving a $25 gift card, I can finally review more items on the menu.
Little warning: you’d be reading a lot of “sweet” in this review! Honestly, I’m terrible with words and describing anything, but when it comes to desserts, I think “sweet” is pretty acceptable.
Also, sorry I’ve been MIA on the blog posts lately. I’m still trying to figure out how to juggle full time work and school, working out at least 5 times a week, and writing blog posts. I normally only have time to blog during my lunch breaks if I’m not already studying (antisocial problems.)
Now back to the review! Please don’t mistake Korean bingsu with Taiwanese shaved ice. Taiwanese shaved ice, as known as “bao-bing,” is typically layered sheets of frozen condensed milk. It has a melt in your mouth texture and a milky consistency. You can find this easily at Taiwanese dessert chain, Zen Q.
Korean bingsu originated with the “patbingsu,” which is the literal translation of “red bean shaved ice.” Now it may include a combination of fruits, ice cream, condensed syrup, etc. Regardless of the countries having different names for similar desserts, they’re both just as delicious!
I’ve tried almost every flavour of bingsu from LES: coffee, mango, green tea, and oreo chocolate. On this particular visit, I was craving mangos. Each of their bingsu is light in flavour and contains cereal crumbles at the bottom. It was also a nice surprise finding mango chunks in the middle of the bowl. There’s also cookie crumbs in the middle of the oreo chocolate bing! Each bing is made with 100% milk, making it incredibly smooth and creamy. LES also changes their menu pretty and offer new bingsu flavours ever so often.
Fish shaped cinnamon croissants. You have the option of choosing between 3 flavours: blueberry & cheese, sweet red bean, or their monthly flavour. It’s sweet, crispy, and flakey. I personally wouldn’t order this again since the cinnamon sugar made it too sweet and very messy for my liking. Perhaps if they have taiyaki option…
Okay, I don’t even know how to describe this dish. Weird but it works very well? Imagine a large mochi pizza with cheese, almond slices, and drizzled with honey. Great mix between sweet and savoury. It comes with a small side of honey which wasn’t necessary since it’s already sweet on its own. The crust is made with Korean rice cakes too! Cool right? My friend didn’t enjoy this and thought it was weird so I ended up finishing the whole thing — not that I’m complaining 😉 so yummy and chewy. Perfect for sharing too.
Check out my quick review of the bubble bing on my Instagram.
Let Eat Snow is easily my favourite place to get bingsu. After having a very poor experience in Snowy Village, it amazes me how some places are so much better than others. Good thing LES is quite far from me or else I’d be there every week lol. Try it out yourself! What’s your favourite bingsu place?
Let Eat Snow
9261 34 Ave NW Unit 18a, Edmonton, AB T6E 5T5