Hobing is a Korean dessert cafe that mainly serves bingsu (Korean ice dessert). They also have toasted bread, coffee, smoothies, Tteok-bokki (stir spicy rice cake) and Rabokki (stir spicy rice cake with noodle).
Bingsu is a Korean shaved ice dessert that usually have toppings like red beans, rice cakes, fruits, and more. The bingsu are placed in bowls and appears to be a snow-ice mountain like. This is usually enjoyed during summer.
The venue is spacious enough for groups who would like to try the cafe. This Hobing branch is placed in Glorietta however, the mall is beside SM Makati which can attract more customers.
🍨 SEATING AREA
Approximately, I think the cafe can occupy to 20-30 persons. Their cafe has widescreen television that plays K-pop music videos.
🍨 FOOD & PRICE
When it comes to the cafe’s food, I think the price is just right especially their bingsu since it is a legit one.
Their bingsu has two different sizes (regular and large), and has different flavors to choose from. Some flavors are Mango bingsu, Choco Cookie bingsu, Matcha bingsu, Milk Redbean bingsu, and more. Prices for regular ranges from Php125 to Php255, and large starts at Php220 to Php380.
We have tried their newest bingsu flavor which is the Matcha Bingsu! This is the large size and costs Php280 if I remember it right. The bingsu looks so much bigger than the picture. The Matcha flavor of this one was much bitter than other Matcha flavored food I have tried. Toppings for this has rice cakes, red bean, and sliced almonds. I really like how fine their shaved ice is and that the ice has a flavor too. Compared to the previous bingsu I have tried, usually, their ice isn’t that fine and has a plain flavor.
I was expecting that this will be a bowl of ice with toppings however, I was wrong. It still contained red beans and some cashew nuts inside.
Besides the Matcha, we tried the Mango bingsu in large size and this costs Php220. The only topping it has was the mango fruit. Same as the Matcha bingsu, the ice for this one has a flavor in it too and has a fine crushed ice. This has also mango inside.
To give you an idea, their coffee and lattes ranges from Php90 to Php140 for hot, and Php100 to Php150 for cold. Ice blended drinks ranges from Php140 to Php150 for regular, and Php150 to Php160 for large. Their toasts and breads ranges from Php180 to Php220. Both the Tteok-bokki (stir spicy rice cake) and Rabokki (stir spicy rice cake with noodle) are priced at Php220 each.
🍨 FINAL VERDICT
For a legit bingsu, I can say the price matches what they offer. Especially that they didn’t limit the toppings and the taste is very good. I will surely try their other flavored bingsu and other dishes.
Hobing has different branches and it can be located at:
- Ground Floor, Glorietta 4, Ayala Center, Glorietta Complex, Makati City
- Third Floor, BGC Stopover Pavillion, Rizal Drive Corner 31st Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
- Fourth Floor, Mega Fashion Hall,SM Mega Mall, Ortigas Centre, Ortigas, Mandaluyong City
- Third Floor, Lucky Chinatown Mall, Binondo, Manila
- 72 Jupiter Corner Mercury Street, Bel-Air, Makati City
- Avida Towers Centera, Reliance Street Corner EDSA Avenue, Highway Hills, Mandaluyong City
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