It cannot get any more summer in a bowl than this. Let me introduce my old time favorite summer eating since childhood. Korean style shaved ice. It’s called potbingsoo (pot-bing-soo) which translates to “red bean shaved ice”. Traditional potbingsoo is always topped with cauldron-cooked red beans and has mochi (sticky rice cake). The ones I used to have as a child also had fresh fruit and gummy candies.
These days, one bowl is usually big enough that two people can share one. But like I said it’s my old time favorite and I don’t share my Korean shaved ice. 😋 Truth to be told.
Here is a potbingsoo from the Korean health spa I frequent. It has shaved ice, watermelon, honeydew melon, strawberries, banana, red bean and mochi.
It’s good but I recently visited Okumong where potbingsoon is their main item. I discovered a new world of potbingsoo. Here is OG Snow Bowl with Red Bean. I couldn’t try it because it has milk but my friend with sweet tooth loved it. Red bean is also inside.
This one is Green Snow Bowl with Red Bean. It’s a green tea shaved ice and it was good.
I saved the best for last. BLACK SNOW BOWL WITH RED BEAN. Yes, this one needs all CAPS. It’s that good!! It’s a black sesame shaved ice. I couldn’t stop thinking about it for next two days.