PATBINGSU is a MUST-TRY every time you come to Korea! It’s similar to Singapore’s ice kachang – only a lot nicer, and with a greater variety. Most cafés, if not all, have their own variation of bingsu. This means that there is plenty to choose from! 🙂
During my exchange period, there’s a patbingsu shop that I frequent, and it happens to be one of the more famous shops in Seoul: Homilpat.
There are 2 stations you can alight from, Ewha Womans University Station or Sinchon Station. They are both on Line 2, and are 1 stop apart. Personally, I would go for shopping around Ewha before heading down to patbingsu! The first half of the directions are similar to that of Alchon / Mr.Bossam (previously blogged). Here goes 🙂
From Ewha Womans University Station, exit via Exit 2. Walk allllll the way straight after that!
Once you see Aritaum, be prepared to cross the street to the opposite side of the road.Once you have crossed the street to Vivito / Dunkin Donuts, walk all the way straight. After you have passed by Megabox (which will be on your right), be prepared to cross the road to the opposite side. Once you have crossed the road, take a right turn and continue straight down.The shop looks like this 🙂 There will usually be a long queue so be prepared to wait! This shop is very famous amongst both locals and foreigners, especially during summer! Note: The shop stops the queue at 9.30pm so be there before that!
You simply HAVE to try this! The shaved ice literally melts in your mouth, unlike the chunky ice that we have in ice kachang. I looove this shop, and it is one of my favourites!!! You can also try the Gelato Milk Tea Bingsu at Cafe Pascucci – another of my favourites 🙂
Love, J ❤