Ice-creams are readily available on every street corner here in the plentiful convenience stores around the country. I also live and work near unmanned lolly stores which also sell ice-creams for 50cents! So a summer challenge for myself was to try as many ice cream flavours as my wallet and waistline allows.
I wanted to try as many as I could while summer lasted so here are some that I got around to trying so far.
You may already be familiar with Melona and its infamous green melon flavoured ice-cream which tastes exactly like green melon. But here is another summer flavour combination that can’t do wrong- pineapple and coconut. Melona is just a classic and one of those reliable, you know you’re going to enjoy it brands. There was great flavour and the consistency of their ice creams is really nice. 10/10
Although it’s written as babamba in Korean (welp, I can read Korean now), the differences in naming makes no difference for this chestnut flavoured ice-cream. I was interested in what it would taste like and am not surprised that it wasn’t sweet. Korean desserts tend to be on the ‘not sickly sweet’ side. It was interesting and tasted alittle like chestnut but with many more ice cream flavours to try, I will not be reaching back for this one. 6/10
Del Monte Mango
Another summer flavour that you can’t go wrong with is mango. As a proud Australian Weis Mango and Icecream bar fan, I was intrigued. Could this rival my #1 mango bar from back home? It could not. It didn’t even come close. It tasted like frozen mango juice so I guess the flavour was there but nothing beats the Weis Mango bar from back home. 6/10
The famous fish ice cream from Korea. Wafer on the outside, vanilla ice cream, red bean and mochi on the inside. This is honestly the best ice cream out of everything here and even maybe most of the ice cream from back home (except the Weis bar obviously). The vanilla ice cream in this is amazing. I’m also a fan of chewy things so with the wafer, red bean and mochi, this is hands down a must try when you’re here. 10/10
Taro Milk Tea Bar
I didn’t have high hopes for this. I feel like anything bubble tea flavoured that actually isn’t a bubble tea drink just doesn’t meet expectation. It was ok, the taro flavour seemed pretty mild although it was as purple as pictured. There weren’t that many black pearls in it either so my love for chewiness wasn’t overly satisfied. 6/10
Corn Ice Cream
I’m not sure what this is called exactly but it’s easy to spot. It is literally corn flavoured ice cream. Again, it’s wafer on the outside (in the shape of a corn, leaves, kernels and all), corn flavoured ice cream on the inside and with corn bits. I tried this back home in Australia because it was just such an interesting concept to me. Who would’ve thought that corn could be an ice cream flavour? Back then, I didn’t think I would actually actively go out to buy it again but after seeing it recently online, there I was, going out to actively buy it. Try it out of curiosity. I don’t know, maybe it’ll be your new found favourite. 8/10
Have you tried any of these ice creams before? What did you think? Which one would you like to try?
South Korean dishes to try