Sulbing: The Must Try Dessert Chain in South Korea

Nomsters, I only have ONE picture to share with you today, but I promise one’s all you need.  I can’t even begin to tell you how much I love Sul Bing.  They’re a popular dessert chain in South Korea. I’m not big into chains, but damn, Sul Bing does my tummy good.  This is a pic of their uber delicious bingsoo.  If you haven’t tried this nomtastic bowl of yum yet, what are you even doing with your life?

Bingsoo’s been around five-ever, like we’re talkin’ Joseon Dynasty.  Government officials would enjoy shaved ice with delish toppings such as red bean, rice cakes, and more.  Patbingsoo’s the most popular kind (shaved ice with red bean paste), but other loved flavors include green tea, coffee and yogurt.

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My favorite thing to get at Sul Bing is their no. 2 (red-bean injeolmi snowflake), but they have 10+ combos available that are as elaborate as can be – think injeolmi macaron, tiramisu and blueberry cheesecake.  By the way, injeolmi is a type of rice cake – think of it as Korean mochi.  On top of dduk and pat, they gave us a side of condensed milk (!!!!!) and topped it with slivered almonds.  Their “ice” is made with milk, and it’s so fine, it tastes like magical snow.  Do yourself a favor and indulge as much as possible while you’re visiting because you won’t find anything like it in the states.

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sul bing dessert

On top of bingsoo, they also sell other korean desserts like toasts, ice cream sundaes, mini buns, hotteok, and more.  Toast and ice cream sundae are both straightforward, but just in case you were wondering, hotteok is a korean pancake.  It’s usually fried and filled with cheese or honey so you decide whether you want savory or sweet.  Mini bun is a bit misleading because they mean boonguhbbang aka goldfish bread.  And no, it’s not made of fish, it’s just shaped like a fish.  You can get them with all kinds of fillings so go wild.  I recommend red bean or custard.

Alright Nomsters, I hope you enjoyed reading about this epic Korean dessert joint.  Let me know what you thought by leaving a comment below, and make sure you check out my other South Korean posts as well: Bicena and Crystal Jade.

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