Busan’s Jiggly Gem: Momohu Pudding

Before coming to Korea, I would always see pudding in Asian media and I wanted to eat it so bad! Little did I know, that the obsession with pudding was more of a Japanese and Chinese phenomenon. Unfortunately, South Korea does not share the same hype for this yellow, jiggly dessert. Yet, this did not stop me from looking for places where I could try pudding for myself. Finally, I found my jiggly gem!

Finding My Jiggly Gem

Finally, after wanting to try pudding for months, I found a jiggly gem. Hidden between the alleys of Pusan National University Student Street, near the subway station I came across Momohu.

The small, cute pudding shining in the night caught my attention. I forgot whatever I was doing and headed right to the place. Now that I tried the heavenly jiggle, I needed to share this treasure with the world.

Pudding Filled Menu

Momohu is a small cafe that sells Japanese desserts. Their iconic and signature menu is, of course, custard pudding. They also offer: 

  • Milk pudding (My favorite!)
  • Matcha pudding 
  • Melon soda with vanilla ice cream
  • Kakigori, Japanese bingsu
  • Ice cream or Parfait
  • Coffee Jelly
  • A Marshmallow dessert
  • Dorayaki, red bean pancake

Their menu also changes according to the season. For example, now that we are in summer, their seasonal menu is in Bingsu. And, they offer more cold dessert options. In cooler months, more warm desserts will fill the menu

The cafe also offers a small variety of beverages, either hot or cold, perfect for any weather. Such beverages are your classic americano, latte, vanilla latte, hazelnut latte, caramel macchiato latte, dolce latte, and more. 

They also offer their pudding in an adorable small glass jar for takeout. Therefore, if you want to eat this in the comfort of your home, you can do so without any problem.

Prices

I am a big sucker for desserts, although the size of the pudding was a normal one, I felt it was too small and a bit pricey. On the other hand, for my friend who is not into sweets, she considered it an adequate size for the price.

All of the puddings cost 4,000 Won. The most expensive thing on their menu was the parfait for 7,000 Won. The beverages are between 4,000 and 3,500 Won. Considering most desserts are a bit expensive in South Korea, the prices are not that bad at Momohu.

The Atmosphere of Momohu

This place is really cozy and cute. It is the perfect place to spend time and relax, either on your own or with friends. It has a combination of simple wood furniture with pillows of different designs and colors. It is a quite small yet comfortable size of the place, just enough to enjoy your dessert. 

Also, if you look carefully, you will find quite unique decorations. If you are a fan of Harry Potter, the better. They have Dobby the Elf, avoid giving him a sock or he will leave the place! Plus, they also have a Hogwarts sorting hat.

They also have a lot of cat-themed items. There are small cat art pieces on the walls and on mats to hold your cutlery. Speaking of cutlery, I really loved the plates. They are all different and with such cute designs.

If you ever crave some pudding and have some time, do not be afraid pass by Momohu!

Momohu (모모후)

Address:   46 Geumjeong-ro 52beon-gil, Geumjeong-gu, Busan
Korean Address: 부산 금정구 금정로52번길 46 101호
Operating Hours: Fri - Sun: 01:00 PM - 10:00 PM
                 Tue - Thu: 01:00 PM - 09:00 PM
                 Monday: Closed

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