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!
-Dong Bing Go in Ichon
162-301 Ichon-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
(서울 용산구 이촌동 301-162)
-Beans & Berries (빈스앤베리스)
1st Floor, West Wing, Galleria Department Store, 343 Apgujeong-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
(서울 강남구 압구정로 343 갤러리아백화점 WEST 1층)