Okrumong is a premium South Korean-style shaved ice (patbingsu) place with two locations in LA.
During a recent LA eating trip, my friends took me to the Torrance location for dessert. The dessert shop offers a handful of shaved ice options, porridge and drinks.
Gold Snow Bowl with Red Bean
With a name of “gold snow” we just had to order it. Served in a copper bowl, this looked lovely. The finely shaved ice is dusted with misugaru, a roasted multi-grain powder, and finished with some slivered almonds. The slow cooked red beans are served on the side, with fresh rice cakes (like mochi).
The ice was indeed soft, and I found myself really enjoying the sweetened misugaru. It usually consists of 7-10 grains including ones like sesame, barley, black beans, brown rice, and more. The result is a very complex mix of familiar wholesome flavors.
I also enjoyed the fresh rice cakes, which are exceptionally soft and chewy.
Black Sesame Bowl with Red Bean
This was another solid choice and I enjoyed it almost as much as the gold. Normally, I find black sesame to be such a robust, nutty, toasty flavor. While this bowl had all those elements, it did seem to taste a little one note compared to the complexity of the gold.
Overall, I enjoyed the shaved ice experience here. It’s definitely some of the best Korean style shaved ice I’ve had.
2814 Sepulveda Blvd
Torrance, CA 90505