These 5 Establishments Will Let You Experience The Dalgona Challenge From “Squid Game”
Will you pass the test or be eliminated?
Let’s face it, we’re still on a “Squid Game” high! The hit Netflix series introduced a whole new meaning to survival drama, especially since they gave viewers a glimpse of Korean culture, including their childhood games (and after-school snacks), hidden behind the main premise of blood and betrayal.
During the second round of the Games, the players were tasked to carve out certain shapes from a honeycomb-like candy popular in South Korea, known as dalgona candy. The challenge became very famous after the show aired, that even the actors themselves tried it just to see if they can survive the Games IRL!
Spoiler alert: they all failed.
If you want to try the dalgona challenge yourself, you can do so by visiting these 5 establishments!
The Dessert Museum
Location: S Maison, Coral Way, Conrad Hotel Manila, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City
The Dessert Museum might just be the sweetest place in town, with eight colorful (and Instagrammable) rooms full of sweets and desserts!
Even better, they’re giving you a chance to try out the dalgona challenge for an affordable price, too! For only Php 249, you will be given a Dalgona Candy Kit with eight pieces of candies inside. Think you have the chance to survive Squid Game? See for yourself!
Location: 2nd Level, SM Aura Premier, 26th Street, Corner McKinley Pkwy, Taguig City
If you’re thinking of a fun weekend date with your bestie or significant other, try baking pastries at Bakebe PH, a.k.a. the ultimate co-baking wonderland in the Philippines. You can choose whether you want to bake cookies, cakes, pies, and other yummy pastries. No experience needed!
You can request for a Dalgona challenge kit for only Php 249 and try to carve out the shapes that were the exact ones from “Squid Game.”
Location: 2nd Floor 69 Mayor Gil Fernando Avenue Marikina City
You can even win a prize if you survive the Dalgona Challenge at School Tteokbokki, OMG! Before indulging the sweet honeycomb candies, however, you can try their authentic Korean cuisine to give you the ultimate Hallyu experience.
So far, nobody has successfully carved out the shapes from the candy. Will you be the first?
Ciao Cha Café
Location: New Sea Oil near McDonald’s, San Martin Subd., Manila East Road, Brgy. San Isidro, Angono, Rizal
Pairing your dalgona candy with milk tea or coffee from Ciao Cha Café will give the challenge a fun twist! Once you’re done with the challenge, you can just drop your dalgona candy into your drink and enjoy an added toffee flavor.
You can opt for the Ciao Classic Squid Game Dalgona for Php 70 or order the Iced Café Latte Squid Game for the same price.
For bookings and inquiries, you may contact Ciao Cha Café on Facebook.
Big G Family Mart
Location: 0910 Sampaguita Street, ALIDO Hgts. Subd. 3000 Malolos, Philippines
A fun date idea with your barkada would be competing against each other on who gets to trace the shape off the dalgona candy in just five minutes. At Big G Family Mart in Malolos, you can try this experience for only Php 20 (and the loser will be the one to pay!).
For bookings and inquiries, you may contact Big G Family Mart on Facebook.