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Posted by on Aug 19, 2009 in Dessert, Korean Food | 2 comments

Berry-infused shaved ice dessert a sweet treat in sweltering heat – INSIDE JoongAng Daily

Berry-infused shaved ice dessert a sweet treat in sweltering heat – INSIDE JoongAng Daily

I can’t imagine a bingsu without the sweetened red bean paste, which would be properly called patbingsu.

I have eaten all sorts of Korean foods but the very idea of sweetened bean paste sets my teeth on edge and makes me cringe. As an American who loves her Tex-Mex re-fried beans, it’s anathema to me to imagine sweetening them. The entire time I lived in Korea, I never dared try it.

However, the JoongAng Daily found aA Design Museum’s cafe in Mapo-gu Seoul serving a version of bingsu (shaved ice) I wish I could eat right off the computer screen. The writer discovered bokbunja (Korean wild blackraspberry) bingsu, which he described as

A glass filled with shaved ice and bokbunja extract, topped with vanilla ice cream and decorated with mint leaves and a berry…The delicious, intense flavor of the sweet berries and the ice went well with the soft, milky taste of the ice cream. It was a simple – yet refreshing and creative – harmony.

For more information, go to: Berry-infused shaved ice dessert a sweet treat in sweltering heat – INSIDE JoongAng Daily

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  1. That looks delicious! I wish I had one Friday – a week ago – after spending the afternoon playing at the park. It was so so hot that day!

  2. Oh we have something similar here in Indonesia, from my place of origin, its called Es Kacang Merah [es= ice, kacang = bean/nut, merah = red ] so it&#39;s &#39;red beans ice&#39;.<br />But the red beans aren&#39;t in paste form, they are whole…they put brown sugar and sometimes milk / milk chocolate / syrup with the shaved ice.<br />I can&#39;t drink it…in my mind red beans are vegetables..

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