Types of 빙수: Korea's Favorite Summer Dessert!
Bingsu is a classic summer dessert in Korea and all you need to make it is shaved ice and toppings! Here are a few popular ones: Let's start with the classic - 팥빙수 pat-bing-su/Red Bean Shaved Ice! You might be thinking "beans?! on a dessert?!" but these are red beans! they're really sweet and delicious and used in many desserts and breads all over Asia. Next up, 멜론빙수! mel-lon-bing-su/ Melon Shaved Ice! Summer is the season of melon and its popular to get your shaved ice served to you with a half of a melon as the bowl! Delicious :) My personal favorite, 딸기빙수! ddal-gi-bing-su/StrawberryShaved Ice! Korean strawberries are incredibly sweet and when served as bingsu, its magical! this is always my favorite flavor! The irresitible 녹차빙수! nok-cha-bing-su/Green Tea Shaved Ice! You can never go wrong with a green tea dessert. Korea grows a lot of green tea so if you're lucky you're trying freshly made green tea products grown right in Korea! A summer MUST! 수박빙수! soo-bak-bing-su/Watermelon Shaved Ice! Korea is OBSESSED with watermelon in summer! You can get watermelon milk, watermelon juice, or even just watermelon on a stick all over Korea! So of course you have to try watermelon shaved ice! Mouth watering 오레오빙수! o-re-o-bing-su/Oreo Shaved Ice! Can anything taste bad when covered in oreos? Didnt think so :) A traditional taste - 인절미빙수! in-jeol-mi-bing-su/Injeolmi Shaved Ice! What's injeolmi? It's a kind of rice flour and rice cake! It is sort of bland but its a taste that grows on you :) The wonderful 흑임자빙수! heuk-im-ja-bing-su/Black Sesame Shaved Ice! I love black sesame! It is similar to peanut butter almost but a little weaker in taste. Dont let the color intimidate you - its delicious! Wake up with 커피빙수! keo-pi-bing-su/Coffee Shaved Ice! Coffee bingsu usually comes with a shot of espresso for you to pour over the ice. Eat fast before it melts! Last but not least... 토마토빙수! to-ma-to-bing-su/Tomato Shaved Ice! Cherry tomatoes are considered a dessert in Korea so you often see it on the dessert emnu. I haven't tried it but the picture is pretty at least! What flavor do you want to try?!