MELBOURNE | Sulhwa is an Asian dessert café that recently opened in Melbourne, which I visited for What’s on Melbourne. Their desserts are made using the best quality ingredients, and draw inspiration from across Asia.
The signature dessert is injeolmi. It’s a Korean dessert made by combining steamed Korean rice cakes with assorted toppings. The most popular flavour is topped with sweetened red beans, house-made mochi, finely shaved ice, and injeolmi powder.
Other desserts include things like shaved ice topped with fresh watermelon balls, rose cream, roasted pistachios, and lychee; and the South East Asian classic, ice kacang.
There’s also a selection of cakes, available for one or as larger cakes. Flavours rotate regularly with the seasons. The cute bear shaped cake, a chocolate shell-covered delight of mandarin jelly, chocolate mousse and biscuit base, is delicious.
Along with desserts, there’s also coffee, and an assortment of Asian-inspired drinks. Think hojicha latte topped with autumn crisp grape, maple cream, and toasted almond; and cups of bingsu topped with fresh fruits.
378A Little Collins Street
Thu – Tue: 12:00pm to 10:00pm