🍵 Matcha Reviews: SULBING | Real Green Tea Sulbing
This Korean dessert cafe is probably one of the most popular places in Melbourne city at night time. There is almost always a huge line of people waiting to get their fix of Korean shaved ice here. SULBING offers a variety of shaved ice desserts, dessert drinks and asian-flavoured cakes. The wait time is usually 30mins to an hour if you go during their peak time at night. The service at the counter is friendly and fast and they give you a buzzer to collect your order when it is ready. The cafe is decently spacious although it can feel a little cramped when they are at peak capacity. The interior is bright and polished with standard cafe tables and chairs. For those looking for a calmer atmosphere, SULBING would be better to visit during the day, but if you like the buzz of a busy and popular venue, then visiting at night time will be best.
I've managed to squeeze into SULBING a couple of times to try out their Real Green Tea Sulbing. For such a hefty price, you get a large-sized dessert that is shareable between 3-4 people. The presentation is impressive and the desserts always look Instagram-ready. The texture of the shaved ice is soft, not too icy and has a milky and sweet flavour throughout.
The shaved ice is covered with a layer of green tea powder that is aesthetically pleasing, however make sure you mix in the powder with the shaved ice before you dig in to avoid getting a mouthful of just matcha powder (by itself it's quite bitter!)
The little tempered logo chocolate is edible although it doesn't taste like much.
You also get two massive scoops of green tea ice cream which are creamy and thick. The dessert has more of a milky green tea flavour that is very pleasant, however you will definitely notice the sweetness through the sheer amount of shaved ice you end up eating. The marshmallows add to the aesthetic of the dessert, though I could personally do without them.
Overall, SULBING provides a great range of unique Korean desserts that are worth trying out. If you don't have much of a sweet tooth, definitely bring some friends along to help you finish the Sulbing or try out some of the other cakes that they have on offer.
Final verdict: BRING BACKUP ⭕️
Atmosphere and venue: ⭐️⭐️⭐️