South Korea Eats: Bingsu
Wherever you go in Korea, you can find this tasty dessert in different cafes. Whichever flavor you choose, it starts with shaved ice and adds a variety of toppings on top. It’s best enjoyed with some friends or can be a nice date treat, so make sure to try it out when you visit Korea.
But what are some of the different kinds that you can get?
South Korea Eats: Bingsu – Pat
You’ll find that many desserts in Korea make use of red beans for that sweet and savory taste. The original bingsu, pat bingsu, is topped with a sweetened red bean porridge. Sometimes pieces of rice cake are added on top for added texture and flavor. One of the best places to find pat bingsu in Korea is to visit the city of Jeonju. It’s considered the foodie capital and you can find a wide selection of traditional Korean food at the various restaurants and cafes around the hanok village.
One of the “newer” types replaces the traditional red bean topping with a variety of fruits. One of our favorite fruit toppings is the mango bingsu, but strawberries and other fruits are popular options as well. Some places will add ice cream and other toppings as extra flavor. Once some of the toppings are cleared, it’s common to add some sweetened condensed milk to the bingsu and mix it all together.
Sulbing is a dessert chain that you can find throughout South Korea, but personally, we prefer the smaller cafes like the ones that you can find in Jeonju.
Not only can you find a lot of picture-worthy spots in the hanok village, but you can also try out special Jeonju dishes such as Jeonju bibimbap and eat like a king.
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Let us know in the comments below what type of bingsu you want to try.