This summer I've been eating a whole lot of bingsoo, which is a Korean shaved ice dessert. It's normally served with red bean paste, fruits, rice cakes, ice cream...but the popular bingoo in Seoul these days is green tea bingsoo (along with other flavors such as yogurt, coffee, etc) with nuts, red bean paste, and ice cream. The red bean paste is usually on the bottom, so you have to mix it well to get the full effect. Is there anything better than eating bingsoo on a hot summer day in Seoul??? Absolute addiction...
Coffee Smith (in the heart of Garosugil street, Sinsa-dong)
Gangnam-gu Sinsa-dong 536-12 Seoul South Korea
'Gong Pyung Dong Ggom Jang Uh' is a tiny restaurant in the Jongno area, that specializes in 'buldak'-extremely spicy chicken cooked over fire. They do offer other items such as spicy squid and pork. However, they are best known for their chicken. This spot is over 20 years old, located on a corner near the bustling downtown business district of Jongno. While waiting in line, you begin to wonder why this place still has their original facade, with an interior that never had a facelift either! Quite the charm that customers love and will return to, not just their amazing food. The long wait was worth every minute!
공평동 꼼장어-(Gong Pyung Dong Ggom Jang Uh)
종로구 공평동 120-2-(Jong-no, Gong Pyung Dong 120-2)