Korean summers can melt you, and when Koreans want to sink into something cool their first choice is often the popular dessert Bing Su. At its simplest, bingsu is shaved ice with a fruit topping. The most traditional is Pat Bing Su, where the shaved ice is topped with red bean. Red bean is very common here, and definitely an acquired taste. I don’t know too many Expats that like the stuff. Thankfully, the makers of Bing Su have moved away from the traditional, and the flavors, from strawberry to mango, are endless.
Heading home yesterday, I checked out the Bing Su offerings at “A Twosome Place”, one of my favorite Korean cafes. As you can see, they’ve even changed the name to “Ice Flakes”. Personally, I think Bing Su has a more interesting ring.
From traditional red bean to tiramisu, there’s a flavor to tempt everyone’s taste buds.
Not made for the solo dessert lover, Koreans can often be seeing dipping their spoons into the communal bowl. At about ten bucks for a huge serving, very affordable when sharing with friends or family. Available at every cafe, and some restaurants.
Have you tried Bing su? What did you think?
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