Publique | Sangsu-Dong Cafe Street, Seoul

Being the sweets addicts that we are, my family really spared one whole morning to explore the Sangsu-Dong Cafe Street area, which has a row of boutique cafes, art shops and concept restaurants. My sister did a bit of research beforehand and was raring to visit Publique, which is listed in CNN’s list of Seoul’s 7 Best French Bakeries

I really loved the interior of the cafe, plus their pastries were oh so délicieux! I ordered a raspberry eclair, which was topped with a tart raspberry jam glaze and filled with fluffy raspberry pastry cream. We also ordered a pistachio eclair, a citron tart, an apricot tart, a chocolate tart, and a croissant. The chocolate tart was very decadent, and the croissant was a heavenly pastry of thin soft buttery layers of dough. 

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Patbingsu | Myeongdong, Seoul

If we Pinoys enjoy halo-halo, the Koreans love their patbingsu especially during hot summer days. What I love about patbingsu is that the ice they use is very fine, and the base of their ice is milk or yogurt, which melts into a nice creamy sweet soup.

We tried three variants - the first has berries on top of yogurt ice, the second has ground nuts, red bean and ice cream, and the last has coffee with cereal, red bean and ice cream. All very refreshing and very filling!

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Osulloc | Insa-dong Street, Seoul

If you truly, absolutely, love green tea like I do, you should really, really visit this place if you happen to be in Seoul and have no time to go to Jeju Island where the high quality tea comes from. On the first floor, they have an extensive assortment of tea that you could take home, and on the second floor is the cafe where we tried their super yummy green tea desserts.

It is a little pricey here, but definitely worth every single Won. I had the King O Fredowhich is a floral-sweet green tea milkshake topped with thick cream and smooth green tea ice cream, green tea cake cubes and a crunchy butter cookie. I also tried a bit of their special set which had a huge bowl of patbingsu or Korean dessert with very finely shaved green tea ice topped with sweet red bean, green tea soft serve and rice cake cubes, plus a chocolate roll filled with green tea cream. Truly a green tea heaven!

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Jipangei Ice Cream | Myeongdong, Seoul

Don’t you just hate that feeling when you eat the usual ice cream cone and find nothing but air at the end of the cone? Well, here in Korea, they have “cones” that are filled from end to end!!! These “cones” are pretty thick, crunchy and taste kind of like sweet corn, and you can choose whether you want vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, blueberry, or a combination of these flavors. 

Here are my siblings and me posing for our ice creams! Definitely made for a very filling snack. I loved the chocolate which was semisweet and very creamy, while the vanilla was light and sweet.

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