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.
This summer I am looking for the must scrumptious patbingsu I can find. My favorite kind of patbingsu is one that uses fresh fruits, has those tteok candies in them and something creative added to it. I am not really the mixing kind of patbingsu eater, rather I like to eat away at the toppings and the icey layers before giving it a good mix up.
Last weekend, I started this journey by seeing what patbingsu I could find at the local coffee shops in my neighborhood (Nowon). There was one coffee shop tucked inside the Lotte Department store that had a patbingsu on the menu that looked pretty good. But the cafe was small, crowded and the line was long.
So we moved on and left the Department store only to come outside and see a Pascucci cafe. Looking at their menu it appeared they had no patbingsu availaibe. We pressed on and found the Twosome Place, where they had an icier version of this sweet dish.
If you are looking for an icy and berry treat this summer than this if for you, but if you want the full on patbingsu deal...go elsewhere.
I wonder which one I will find next.