TOP 10 KOREAN DESSERT SPOTS I'M DYING TO TRY IN SEOUL (SUGGESTIONS WELCOME!)

Hi everyone! I'm going to visit the Seoul of Asia... a.k.a. South Korea's capital city! I'll be visiting there this upcoming October and already I have a bucket list of desserts I'm dying to try. If you have any suggestions drop me an e-mail or comment below! 

For now, I'd like to share some of my findings from stalking Instagram and Google. Some of these are also included in my previous list at this link here: Why I Want To Be In Korea for Dessert


1. MIKI PANG D. CAFE - GAROSUGIL (GANGNAM)
ADDRESS: 서울시 강남구 신사동 533-14 2층 / 서울시 강남구 압구정로12길 34-4 (on the 2nd floor)
** THIS SITE HAS A MAP! http://www.seoulnavi.com/food/5535/map/
WEBSITE: http://www.mikipang.com/

This cute dessert shop has cheesecake and ice cream and cakes and refreshing drinks and etc. But what I'm really interested in is the ice cream they sell that isn't even listed on their menu on their website. The ice cream is called Honey Flower Ice Cream which literally has flowers on the ice cream. It's like eating art...

Here is the menu which somehow does not include Honey Flower Ice Cream on the list...?!?!
 Here are some photos I found from Facebook location tags:




2. MILKY BEE - MYEONGDONG
ADDRESS: 중구 충무로2가 66-6 (명동점), Myeong dong, Myeong dong, Seoul, , South Korea
FOURSQUARE: https://foursquare.com/v/milky-bee/52e7bf9f498e69bcedf32e37

Rose-Shaped Gelato Ice Cream?! To all the gentlemen out there, order a dozen and it'll be the perfect bouquet to give to your girl, no doubt. Or just hog it to yourself, no one will know. ^__^





3. SOLID WORKS - EWHA SHOPPING DISTRICT
ADDRESS: 34-48 Daehyeon-dong, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul
FACEBOOKhttps://www.facebook.com/solidworksicecream

This place is meant to look like A LABORATORY! They serve liquid nitrogen ice cream and add syringes with syrup inside so that you can drizzle on the sauce yourself. You can pretend like you're doing a science experiment! This is definitely insta-worthy. Oh yea. They serve coffee too!

Here are some photos taken from their Facebook page:




Instagram photo by username: aramdabomb


3. MILKCOW - GANGNAM
ADDRESS: 강남구 역삼동 813-12 Seoul, Korea
WEBSITE: http://www.milkow.kr/korea/index.php
INSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/milkcow_cafe/
FACEBOOKhttps://www.facebook.com/icemilkcow

MILKCOW serves the famous milk soft serve ice cream with an actual bee honeycomb. WHOA. I've tried the Honeymee version in California before and it tastes....chewy. Anyway, Milkcow also serves the same concept with cotton candy. Did you get a toothache yet imagining all this? Look at the photos below for some phantom cavities:

***Sidenote #1: I tried searching for Softtree, another dessert shop that specializes in this kind of dessert but they seem to be all closed in Korea. Not sure though...

***Sidenote #2: Milkcow is opening it's very first American location in Fremont (North California) on September 5, 2015! First 100 customers get a free ice cream. View their Facebook for details!

(photos are from their official website and instagram)





4. THE MENAGERIE - SSG FOOD MARKET
ADDRESS: 강남구 도산대로 442 (SSG 청담점) / Cheong dam dong, Cheong dam dong, Seoul, 135-948, South Korea
***Check Website for other location address
WEBSITE: http://www.shinsegaesvn.com/korean/menagerie/menagerie.asp
FOURSQUARE: https://foursquare.com/v/the-m%C3%A9nagerie/4ff7a5ade4b0aeae9ea61f9e

CUUUUUUUUUUUUUTE FOOD IS MY WEAKNESS! The animal character cakes from The Menagerie are just too cute but I'd love to eat them anyways. Here are some photos from the foursquare link!




5. O-SHAKE - ITAEWON
ADDRESS: 49 Itaewon-ro 27ga-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
WEBSITE: http://www.o-shake.com/kor/xe/
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/oshakekorea
INSTAGRAMhttps://instagram.com/OSHAKEKOREA/

This place just recently opened in the beginning of August, 2015! They sure have crazy shakes according to their menu and photos! It all looks like diabetes in a cup... as an artform.




6. SWEET B - ITAEWON
ADDRESS: 서울특별시 용산구 이태원동 673번지 Seoul, Korea
MAPhttp://map.naver.com/local/siteview.nhn?code=33840052
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sweet-B

This may seem like your average looking soft serve ice cream (to the eyes of an instagrammer) on a cone but Sweet B also makes interesting character (seasonal) creations too! And that's what I'm looking forward to trying. #doitforthegram

The following photos are from Sweet B's official Facebook:




7. SWEET MONSTER
LOCATIONS: They have many locations in Korea! For instance, Garosugil, Incheon Airport, Jeju Island, Lotte World Department Store and etc. Visit their website for maps and addresses!

WEBSITEhttp://www.sweetmonster.co.kr/
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/SweetMonster7
INSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/sweetmonster_official_kr/

This place serves POPCORN AND ICE CREAM TOGETHER! Ahhhh! And they have popcorn flavors such as caramel, cheese, and strawberry. They also have other stuff like yummy cakes and milkshakes! They use non-gmo products too! I wanna go here because well... it looks delicious and instagram-worthy. Also, I'm quite sure this shop originates from Korea... however their website describes itself as American Festival Sweets which sorta confuses me. Anyway, they also have locations in Hong Kong and Thailand (soon)!

Here are some photos directly from their Facebook page and Website:



8. REMICONE - GAROSUGIL (GANGNAM)
ADDRESS: 강남구 압구정로14길 24, Sin sa dong, Seoul, 135-890, South Korea

This place serves grey colored cotton candy with a little cute thunder bolt placed on top all over milk ice cream. It's looks like a cute poofy thunder cloud! Great for photos and probably yummy for the tastebuds! I definitely have this on my To-Go list for when I visit Seoul next year! I want to eat thunder clouds!

Here is the foursquare website for this place:
https://foursquare.com/v/remicone/535a321c498ee3b9d5670cbd

Here are some of my fave photos from the link above + google image search:







9. POPCONTAINER (팝컨테이너) - SINCHON (NEAR YONSEI - EDAE)
DIRECTIONS: Sinchon exit #2 towards u-plex / megabox / ehwa university. Pass by Krispy Kreme and Olive Young stores.

So I actually have passed by this place numerous times. I always wanted to go in but unfortunately I didn't have anyone interested to check it out with me at the time and I also was too hesitant to go alone. And you don't really do things alone in Korea so I would have felt pretty left out and awkward. Anyways, recently, in the popular/related posts on Instagram I saw a photo of a tall Oreo Bingsu (shaved ice) and my eyes fell in love. I clicked on it and found out its from Pop Container! The place that I never entered while studying abroad 2 years ago! WHY DIDN'T I GO! I should have forced some friends of mine to go because it looks amaaaaaazing. I mean, who doesn't want a tall tower of Oreo Shaved Ice served inside a small measuring cup container ?! Next time I go to Korea, I am totally forcing someone to go try it with me! Someone, eat with me! ^___^

I found a superb blog post about this place! Check it out here:
http://hellosihui.com/2013/05/11/cafe-hopping-pop-container-cafe/
^ This blogger also has some really awesome and interesting posts about Korean life too! Whoever HelloSihui is, thank you for the awesome posts!

Here are some photos from the above blog website mentioned + google image searches:

 IT WAS THIS VERY SIGN RIGHT HERE, THE RED AND WHITE THAT CAUGHT MY EYES EVERYTIME I WALKED DOWN THE STREETS OF SINCHON / EDAE. WISH I WENT INSIDE THOUGH!



10. BASTILLE THE CEREAL BAR - YONGSAN (ITAEWON)
ADDRESS: 용산구 이태원로19길 8, Seoul, 140-863

The liquid nitrogen ice cream trend has taken over Korea! I discovered recently from a language exchange partner that there is a new liquid nitrogen ice cream spot in Hongdae that just opened this past summer (2014). But if you're not in Hongdae, there's another cool spot called Bastille in Itaewon! And it looks freaking awesome because you can still see the smoke from the liquid nitrogen reactions in your ice cream cup! Isn't that awesome...?! Forget Creamistry and The Ice Cream Lab! Fly me over to Seoul please!

Here are some of my fave photos taken from the foursquare:
https://foursquare.com/v/bastille-%EC%84%9C%EC%9A%B8%ED%8A%B9%EB%B3%84%EC%8B%9C/5351401d498e555c5cf02f7d






5 comments:

  1. We have tried Remicone (so cool, we got the Thunderbomb) and Milky Bee (http://marriedwithmaps.com/2015/11/23/myeongdong-food/) but OMG now some of these are on our list to find too! Thanks!

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    1. I JUST CHECKED OUT YOUR BLOG AND LOVE IT!

      I'm a traveler myself and trust me. There is so much more that I need to add to this list. After actually traveling to Korea, I conquered this list and discovered even more (that I didn't know existed because it wasn't online).

      I'm glad you tried Milky Bee and Remicone. Those are definitely memorable and have fun trying more dessert in Korea!

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    2. Thank you! :) I know, I keep seeing all of these places and think I didn't see that one online! lol Unfortunately we won't be in Korea long enough to try everything. I did not realize Korea was going to have so many sweets to try. We are going to keep going until we leave though!

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    1. helloooooooo! First of all, thanks for stopping by and taking a look at my wittle blog.

      Unfortunately, I've never tried Banana Tree Cafe but it sounds so cute and interesting! I hope I get the chance someday.

      THEIR DESSERTS LOOK SO CUTE with ice cream in potted plants and cotton candy everything. I wish I went!

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