Dessert at The Cups (Thornhill, Ontario)

4:05:00 PM

For this foodie adventure, I brought out the engineering team to celebrate a colleague's 5 year anniversary. After the main meal at a restaurant, I was still a little hungry and curious about this place, The Cups, in the plaza. I saw some reviews about this place and was naturally intrigue by their desserts.

This authentic Korean dessert café is small with 10 tables. At lunch time, I was surprised to find it filled. I wouldn't expect too much for the décor. There was plenty of parking in this plaza (same plaza as Piggy Restaurant).

We went up to the counter and placed an order. They called us to pick up once it was ready.

They have an extensive menu with variety of shaved ice, toast and drinks options. Their most popular item was the shaved ice in 3 different sizes: cup, small (2 people) and large (3 people+).

Having tried many types of Taiwanese shaved ice around Toronto (such as Cha Me Cha) and Taiwan, I was interested to try this Korean version of shaved ice (Patbingsu). The patbingsu was milk shaved ice in the form of light snow. My foodie colleagues and I ordered the following:

  • Black Sesame Shaved Ice - Cup Size ($8) 
  • Tiramisu  Shaved Ice - Cup Size ($8)
Regarding the black sesame, the top of the cup had a ball of sweet black sesame ice cream with sweet red bean and sliced almonds on top. There were also little pieces of brown mochi around the top cup. Below the cup, there were the intermix layers of the milk shaved ice and black sesame sauce. I was worried that this dessert would be overly sweet but it wasn't! Despite having so many ingredients in this dessert, the combination was a perfect joining of the textures and different sweetness of ingredients (the milk shave ice wasn't sweet).

Definitely would come back to try out the other ingredients

Reviewer:Eating With Gordon
Visit Date: April 2017
Food Rating: 4.5/5
Service Rating: 3/5

Food Photos:
Black Sesame Shaved Ice

Looks like Snow!

Non-Food Photos:

Name:The Cups
Price Range:$
Cuisine:Korean Desserts
Address:5 Glen Cameron Rd, Thornhill, ON L3T
Phone:(905)597 8838
Menu URL:

The Cups Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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