One of my most beloved things about the summer is not just that you can walk outside without having to put on a bundle of clothing, but that Korea offers up a great summer treat. I am talking about patbingsu, which is a icey mix of fruits, candies and tteok. There is a standard way to make it with the basic ingredients, however, like coffee in this country, patbingsu is also a competitive item on the menu.
Therefore, just in any neighborhood you can find different versions of this cool treat depending on what shop you stop at. The most popular place to get a fancy patbingsu is at coffeeshops, who will mix them up with ice-cream or espresso. There are also smaller shops that will make them and sometimes you can find them at random restaurants.