It's....'Thank God it's patpingsu!
The summer is in full swing in Korea, and everyone melting in this heat just wanted something cold to cool things down.
I discovered Dongbinggo's famous patpingsu last summer. And this year, I rediscovered it again! Luckily, Ichon-dong is just a bus ride or in today's case, just a short drive away! My good friend Seung-ho, who happened to be in the neighborhood, was kind enough to drive me to Ichon-dong during a noon-time break and let me enjoy a bowl of Dongbinggo's patpingsu!
(They gave us 2 spoons, but I only needed one.
It's all mine!)(A couple of tteok squares, nut powder and a mound of red bean paste sitting on top of snowy, milky, crushed ice)
During weekend, I heard the lines are long outside this shop. People from the neighborhood, and many a lot more from outside the Yongsan District drive over to Ichon-dong to taste Dongbinggo's famous patpingsu. A few times, I noticed a few foreigners (and one even today!) getting a table and ordering from the variety of patpingsu menu.
Me? As long as it's sweetened red bean with milky ice shavings on a bowl, I'm a happy, thankful human being.
(Yes, it's all for me! When it comes to my desserts,
I'm selfish! Ha-ha-ha!)
Thankful for this patpingsu, and happy to enjoy it! So, are you also getting your bowl of icy patpingsu today? And do you actually think of sharing it? Ha-ha-ha!
Here's my last year's blog on Dongbinggo for directions and more...icy pictures!
(They use 100% locally grown adzuki beans.)