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My Winter Survival Kit


Bing Su! 빙수 Famous Korean Dessert!

Every season in Korea brings delicious treats specific to the weather. One of my favorite ways to cool off in the summer is to eat Bing su! Bing su is basically shaved ice with a topping, usually fruit. The “normal” bing su is Pat Bing Su, which is Red bean shaved ice! Red bean is used a lot in desserts in Korea, and I think it’s safe to say that most foreigners here are NOT the biggest fans of red bean. I can eat a little bit of it, but not usually the huge mound they pile on top of the shaved ice!

I prefer the variety of other toppings they offer, like mango, strawberry and sometimes green tea! With Koreans I’d say the most popular bing su is red bean and green tea, usually with dduk (rice cake) on top! My favorite bingsu I’ve had this summer was Cafe Pascucci’s berry banana bing su. Delicious!


Makgeolli Cocktail File – The Makquiri

We turned our experiments towards the blended ices range of cocktails, and the first thing that came to mind was the daiquiri! For this cocktail we tried using frozen makgeolli [...]

A break of convenience in Helsinki.

Having managed to stretch my stomach and inflame my liver in 10 days of gluttony in England I headed to Manchester airport to catch a flight to Helsinki, Finland. When I booked my flights with Finnair I chose the option to take an extended layover in Helsinki. For no extra flight cost I planned to spend 4 days literally chilling in Finland’s historic capital. I wanted to visit Russia, or one of the hotter areas in South-East Asia but financial restrictions meant it wasn’t really feasible.


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