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The key to surviving Korean summer is right here in a jar. Bingsu (shaved milk ice with toppings) is, without a doubt, the most ubiquitous Korean summer treat. Traditional bingsu, a.k.a Patbingsu, is the shaved ice with a topping of red-beans (adzuki beans). Nowadays, bingsu has branched out beyond the traditional red-bean topping and many don't even include the red-beans at all - instead opting for fruit or grain toppings. The key is to thoroughly mix all the toppings with the ice before you dig in (lest you eat all the toppings first and be left with ice!). There's no denying it, Bingsu is a must-try while in Seoul! Suggested cafés: -Dong Bing Go in Ichon 162-301 Ichon-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul (서울 용산구 이촌동 301-162) +82-2-794-7171 -Beans & Berries (빈스앤베리스) 1st Floor, West Wing, Galleria Department Store, 343 Apgujeong-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul (서울 강남구 압구정로 343 갤러리아백화점 WEST 1층) 02-3449-4109
WHY don't we have this in America? It looks quite refreshing!
@Onesmile personally I love strawberry bing su.... that said I had a rice cake one yesterday and it was great! I think it was rice cake...rice something..인절미? ^^
@traveller in that case, I bet fruit bingsu would be really popular, with just the occasional red bean! Is there a particular fruit the flavor matches best?
@onesmile I totally hated red bean paste when I first came to Korea but now I love the stuff - I guess it's an acquired taste? That said, there are loads of bingsu these days which don't have red bean in them, I had a really nice strawberry bingsu the other day - no red bean to be seen!
@acrossthesea I think it'd be well received; I just wonder what people would make of red bean paste!
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