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Published December 26th 2017
Update March 21st 2018
Please note this venue is permanently closed and no longer trading.
Relax with exciting Korean desserts and frappes
If you enjoy Korean food and Brisbane City as much as I do, you'll be pleased to know that Sweet Treats Dessert Cafe is now open in the Myer Centre food court. They specialise in bingsoo, a Korean and Chinese dessert made with shaved ice and milk, coffee and ice-cream treats. Sweet Treats joins NeNe Chicken (also in The Myer Centre) in providing Korean casual comfort food in the heart of the Queen Street Mall.
The Modern Sweet Treats Dessert Cafe
When I visited (and first discovered them), I tried the Mango Bingsoo Cup. I was pleasantly informed by the friendly waiter that Korean bingsoo is made with shaved, frozen milk, whereas the Chinese equivalent is made from shaved ice. The shaved milk was very smooth, the mango was fresh from this morning (the waiter told me), and had a good sized scoop of mango ice cream on top. The shaved ice looks like desiccated coconut but being milk-ice, just melts in your mouth. Very fun! The cup looked exactly like the photo, which I was impressed to see. Some other bingsoo flavours included strawberry, green tea, and chocolate.
When I asked about the menu items and bingsoo, the waiter kindly advised that the cup is good for one person, I don't need to get the bowl. They were also helpful in explaining that I can indeed take it away, so the cup would make a good choice, even though it was the cheaper option. The Bingsoo Cup is $8.90 while the Bingsoo bowl is $12.90. Also available are fancy frappes for $6 like Peanut Butter, Red Bean, Matcha, and Horlicks! Sweet Treats also offers dessert options like waffles and puddings.
The Bingsoo Menu
Sweet Treats Dessert Menu (Sorry for the quality...)
As well as their signature desserts, Sweet Treats offers all the usual cafe items such as macarons, (pre-made) sandwiches, cakes, hot and cold beverages (milkshakes, smoothies, etc), and some interesting items like cold press coffee in a glass bottle. Fellow WeekendNotes writer Jane Wong has written about the original Sweet Treats in Runcorn on Brisbane's south side, where she tried some Red Velvet cake and a matcha dessert.