Bingsu - the best Korean's dessert for summer time

Bingsu is a Korean shaved ice dessert, topped with chopped fruit, condensed milk, fruit syrup, and Azuki beans. This unbeatable summer food is very popular in Korea and in many other countries around the world.

If ice-cream is a favorite summertime treat in the West, Bingsu is a common dish in Korea. The Bingsu dessert is very popular, being available on the menu of everyrestaurants and cafe in Korea. Many foreign visitors to Korea try to look for and enjoy the dish at least once, especially in the summer time. From the traditional topping with red beans, today, Bingsu becomes far more creative to meet all tastes of eaters.

Let try Bingsu when speding your summer in Korea

Let try Bingsu when speding your summer in Korea

Traditional Bingsu - Patbingsu

Many people believe that Bingsu originated during Joseon dynasty, which is really simple as a combination of ice shavings, red bean paste (also known as Pat in Korean), Korea sticky chewy rice cake and nut powder. The dish is later added with decorative fruits or various kind of cereals to be more delicious and healthy.

A traditional Bingsu

A traditional Bingsu

Fresh fruit Bingsu

If you are not a fan of red beans, do not worry. Today, Bingsu has been improved and many dishes are no longer with the red bean paste topping , but the cubed fresh fruit. This change is to meet the taste of many people, especially young people, who prefer a not too sweet Bingsu and those red beans haters. Fresh fruit is also mixed with honey and syrup, making a perfect and tasty combination. You can design for your own Bingsu with mango or strawberries, or another kind of fruits, depends on you preference.

Refreshing plate Bingsu

Refreshing plate Bingsu

Healthy pumpkin Bingsu

For the health-conscious, choosing which dessert to take might be a bit of a struggle. But have no fear then, with those people who look for the more healthy topping, the pumpkin Bingsu is a great option. It is made with generous chunks of sweet pumpkin, jujube or almonds, which is really a perfect fit. In many Korean dessert houses, this healthy dessert is served in a beautiful brass or lovely porcelain bowl. The pumpkin Bingsu is also topped with red beans, but it is not too sweet due to a very little amount. It comes also with gugija (barbary wolfberry fruit), yulmu (job’s tear), odi (mulberry fruit) and more, to give a mild flavor.

The nutritious pumpkin bingsu

The nutritious pumpkin bingsu

Other creative recipes of Bingsu

Besides those mentioned Bingsu dishes, which are really popular in Korea, there is a wide array of Bingsu to try. At some bakeries, fast food restaurants and cafe in Korea, there are also the signature Bingsu such as ‘cacao Bingsu’, ‘snow flake milk Bingsu’, ‘cherry blossom Bingsu’, or ‘pop corn Bingsu’. These appealing Bingsu recipes attract lot of attention from many of young people due to their unique look and taste.

Cherry blossom Bingsu

Cherry blossom Bingsu

When travelling to Korea, you can taste the original flavor of Bingsu at café Meal Top and Osulloc Tea House – Myeongdong Branch, which is very famous for its signature "green tea Bingsu".

JM (whereto.vn)
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