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Types of ๋น™์ˆ˜: 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 - ํŒฅ๋น™์ˆ˜ 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, ๋ฉœ๋ก ๋น™์ˆ˜! 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, ๋”ธ๊ธฐ๋น™์ˆ˜! 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 ๋…น์ฐจ๋น™์ˆ˜! 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! ์ˆ˜๋ฐ•๋น™์ˆ˜! 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 ์˜ค๋ ˆ์˜ค๋น™์ˆ˜! o-re-o-bing-su/Oreo Shaved Ice! Can anything taste bad when covered in oreos? Didnt think so :) A traditional taste - ์ธ์ ˆ๋ฏธ๋น™์ˆ˜! 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 ํ‘์ž„์ž๋น™์ˆ˜! 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 ์ปคํ”ผ๋น™์ˆ˜! 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... ํ† ๋งˆํ† ๋น™์ˆ˜! 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?!