Snow Ice at 13th Street Espresso

Settled in a cozy corner at Iloilo Business Park’s Festive Walk Parade is a quiet and inviting haven offering one of Korea’s most popular shaved ice dessert, commonly referred to as ‘Snow Ice’. Snow Ice, as we usually refer to, is rooted to ‘Patbingsu’ or ‘Patbingsoo’ which means ‘red beans shaved ice’. It is a popular Korean dessert with sweet toppings that may include fruit, condensed milk, fruit syrup, and red beans. On the other hand, varieties other than red beans are called ‘Bingsu’ or ‘Bingsoo’. 

One fun fact is that Patbingsu existed as early as the Joseon Dynasty, dating back to 1392! It consisted of red bean paste, tteok, and ground nut powder with shaved ice. Varieties aside from red beans are known as Bingsoo – makes me think about the Halo Halo of the Philippines. On the other hand, both dessert ensembles were able to build a strong solid following and both with shaved ice as base ingredient.

‘Patbingsu’ or ‘Patbingsoo’ which means ‘red beans shaved ice’. Varieties other than red beans are called ‘Bingsu’ or ‘Bingsoo’

13th Street Espresso – with locations along the Festive Walk Parade at the Iloilo Business Park and at the Galleria Building along Jalandoni Street in Jaro – offers Snow Ice as well as a parade of interesting caffeine, tea, savory, and dessert collections. Moreover, they also offer one of the best, if not the best, WiFi connection. Moreover, in a recent visit of their brand at the Galleria Building, we were acquainted to the Selfie Coffee Machine that is coming very soon in 13th Street Espresso. We had a sneak peek too. Read this story: 13th Street Espresso Selfie On Your Coffee Coming Soon. Left: Menu of 13th Street Espresso, click to enlarge.

Patbingsoo 

Oreo Choco Snow Ice

Island Snow Ice

About Festive Walk Parade: Festive Walk Parade is a 1.1 km strip divided into four phases. The longest shopping and dining strip in Iloilo will showcase legendary Ilonggo restaurants as well as international dining brands. The exterior design of Festive Walk Parade is reminiscent of Santana Row development in California, with touches of art nouveau as homage to Iloilo’s own architectural heritage, creating a strong sense of nostalgia while keeping an intimate atmosphere and experience through scale and proportions.

The edge of Festive Walk Parade will be Casa Emperador which will house the Casa Emperador Museum on its 2nd and 3rd floor. The museum will showcase the rich history and vast collection of one of the world’s biggest brandy producer, Emperador Distillers Inc. Casa Emperador echoes Iloilo’s very own Provincial Capitol with impressive neoclassical design and proportions, evoking the aesthetics of old European palaces,, imposing monumentality and establishing a solid focal point along Mandurriao Road.

The alfresco dining on the 2nd floor will overlook the beautifully landscaped Park Square where a monument of Ilonggo revolutionary hero, General Martin Delgado will stand – reminiscent of Iloilo’s Plaza Libertad. Festive Walk Parade will serve as a cultural and historical manifesto for Iloilo, a celebration of its heritage and future, establishing a place of economic and civic vibrancy, life and activity.

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