What could possibly help cool us down in this massive heat wave we are having? Well, a pool and some sangria would be my answer, but today, I found the next best thing!
Snowy Village . . . have you heard of this place? I wanted to see what the buzz was about, and I’m glad I tried it!!! Snowy Village is located in Coquitlam, right by Coquitlam Centre Mall! It is a quaint little restaurant that, at first glimpse, you don’t really know what you’re going to be getting, but one look around at the other customers, and their smiling faces with these amazingly presented dishes, and you’re sold! Snowy Village opened its first location in Richmond in the summer of 2015! The idea for this restaurant came from Korea; the goal was to not serve the traditional style shaved ice which uses water but rather use milk, freeze it, and shave it to produce a silky snowflake shaved ice that looks like snow! This treat became such a hit that two more restaurants opened; one located in downtown Vancouver, and another in Coquitlam!
We walked in and were seated right away; the hostess was quite sweet and accommodated for our group of 6. I appreciated her moving some tables and chairs to make us feel comfortable and together 🙂 We were given menus, and I must admit, I was confused as to what some things were, but we quickly looked up and there was a television streaming their items from their menu! Clever 😉 We decided to order an Oreo Bingsoo and a Mango Bingsoo . . . now you’re probably wondering what I was wondering . . . what is a Bingsoo??? It is a combination of snowflake shaved ice, sweetened condensed milk, and any flavourings/ingredients added to the item ordered! The Oreo Bingsoo consisted of Oreo cookie crumbs, sweetened condensed milk, milky whipped cream, and silky snowflake shaved ice . . . such a perfect combination! The Mango Bingsoo consisted of 100% real mango, fresh whipped cream, sweetened condensed milk, and silky snowflake shaved ice! It was the most refreshing treat to eat on such a hot day! The sweet taste of all the ingredients, coupled with the coldness of the ice was just perfect!!! We all got to share both flavours, and were not disappointed!
If you want to enjoy a cold, refreshing treat in the upcoming days ahead, go visit your closest Snowy Village . . . I promise you won’t regret it 🙂 The key will be just having one, but I can’t guarantee you will stop at one . . . you may want to try two or three different flavours!!! I’m already looking forward to going back and trying the Cheesecake Bingsoo 😉
Love love love, LC