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Two Korean Dessert Restaurants Open in Chinatown’s Shanghai Plaza

Korean bingsoo and goldfish-shaped ah-boong debut at Sul & Beans and SomiSomi in Chinatown

A fish-shaped waffle cone and swirl of soft serve, on the Chinatown menu at SomiSomi.
SomiSomi
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Two distinct Korean dessert specialists are now open at Chinatown's Shanghai Plaza, a short distance from two other Korean-inspired imports, the street food menu at Myungrang Hot Dog and the hit fast-casual dining at BB.Q Chicken.

Overseen by the same parent company and located next door to each other, SomiSomi was the first to open at 4284 Spring Mountain Road and is serving daily from noon to 10 p.m., featuring a highly visual soft serve ice cream roster that has been a huge hit on social media.

Among the diverse flavors, horchata, Oreo, ube, and black sesame that can all be combined to create attractive swirls when added to the Korean ah-boong, fish-shaped waffle cone, or the more familiar taiyaki, Japanese fish-shaped cakes.

Korean chocolate bingsoo, now being served at Sul & Beans at the Shanghai Plaza.
Sul & Beans
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A few steps away, Sul & Beans is home to bingsoo, its popular shaved ice desserts, plus toast creations and creative beverages, also prepared daily from noon to 10 p.m.

A hit in Los Angeles’ Koreatown, Sul & Beans derived its name from the Korean word for “snow” and a nod to the red bean ingredients.

Flavoring the impressively tall dishes, Oreo, Earl Grey tea, chocolate, strawberry cheese, and taro that can be paired with selection of chewy Korean rice cake toasts, upgraded with choux cream, cheese, black sesame, or cinnamon.

Among the hot and cold drinks, a sweet rice punch, pomegranate mint, Americano coffees and a sweet potato latte.

Customers should be aware evolving social distancing regulations may still be in place when they visit.

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Myungrang Hot Dog

450 South Western Avenue, , CA 90020 (213) 375-7518

Shanghai Plaza

4258 Spring Mountain Road, Las Vegas, NV 89102

Sul & Beans

4258 Spring Mountain Road, Las Vegas, NV 89102 Visit Website

SomiSomi

4284 Spring Mountain Road, , NV 89102 (702) 473-9628 Visit Website

BB.Q Chicken

4276 Spring Mountain Road, , NV 89102 (702) 227-8646 Visit Website

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