A sweet festival held in the heart of the city in warm June. The 'World Dessert Festival' will be held at Nanji Hangang Park for two days on June 11 (Sat) and 12 (Sun). The festival features cooking shows by chefs and performances by singers from 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., and various dessert booths are open all the time until 8 p.m. If you have trouble choosing which of the 40 participating dessert stores to visit, check out the 5 recommended places.
1. âPell & Callâ, a healthy ice cream made with natural ingredients
It is a handmade ice cream specialty store for gourmets, and is characterized by the fact that the menu changes daily depending on the ingredients. The signature popular menu is âHometown within 6 o'clock,â which contains sesame leaf ice cream with a unique flavor and aroma, and the savory âHometown within 6 o'clock,â which contains domestic black sesame seeds, black beans, black rice, and roasted kelp. Other ice creams using unique ingredients such as salty caramel, makgeolli, crazy nuts, and miso vanilla are also available, so be sure to check it out. Recently, they also sell ice cream for vegans and dogs.
â²Location: 39-21, Wausan-ro, Mapo-gu â²Opening hours: 12:00 â 22:00 â²Price: Single 5,000 won/5,200 won
â²Review (Shikigami Suda): I ate an ice cream called Hokkipoki that contains bacon and scotch,
I was dubious and thought that bacon was in the ice cream, but it was really delicious. It was delicious!
2. âTaegeukdangâ preserves the taste of old memories
Taegeukdang, which celebrated 70 years this year, is a bakery located near Jangchung Gymnasium. The building was recently renovated and reopened, but the buttercream cake, vegetable salad bread, and castella, which evoke nostalgia from the 80s, still remain. Taegeukdang's most popular menu is âTaegeukdang Monaka,â which is crunchy monaka skin filled with rich milk-flavored ice cream. A sticky rice monaka with an attractive chewy texture is also available, so be sure to check it out.
â²Location: Taegeukdang, 7, Dongho-ro 24-gil, Jung-gu â²Opening hours: 08:30 â 21:30 â²Price: Taegeukdang Monaka 2,000 won
â²Testimonial (The best dinner for a meal): The taste of old sweets steeped in memories! In particular, the Monaka ice cream was fantastic.
A good price and a taste full of innocence and memories… Go ahead and try it!
3. 'Kervan Bakery', a Turkish dessert with a rich sweetness
Kervan Bakery, located in Itaewon, is a bakery run directly by Turks. âLokum,â known as Turkish Delight, is the most popular menu item, but various desserts such as baklava and cookies are available. Locums, which are colorful with natural pigments such as rose, orange, and mint, are made from corn starch, and their sweetness becomes stronger and stronger as you chew them. Therefore, I recommend pairing it with strong coffee or black tea.
â²Location: 204 Itaewon-ro, Yongsan-gu â²Opening hours: 10:00 â 24:00 â²Price: walnut baklava 6,000 won, pistachio locum (100 g) 6,000 won
â²Testimonial (Shikigin Nado Benedict): It's chewy and delicious! When I eat sweet rokum, I feel like my stress melts away.
There's a charm I sometimes find:)
4. A traditional Korean confectionary shop, 'Kangseong is a famous confectionary. '
Kangsung Myungwa, located in Seogyo-dong, is a Korean-style handmade confectionary specialty store made using 100% of our wheat without margarine or synthetic additives. The most popular menu item is the Wadadak series, which generously puts savory peanuts, pecans, and sesame seeds on crunchy cookies. The thin, crispy coconut tempura, which reinterprets the traditional French confectionary Tulle in Korean style, and the rich flavor of Japanese seaweed are also popular menus.
â²Location: Taree House, 27, Wausan-ro 15-gil, Mapo-gu â²Opening hours: 09:30 – 23:00, closed on Sundays
â²Price range: Peanut crackers 4,000 won, seaweed crackers 4,000 won
â²Testimonial (Flying Knights of Shikigami): The coconut flavor was good and the texture was good, so I enjoyed eating it!
My grandmother also bought rice crackers, and I was happy to eat them.
5. âLilikoiâ makes small, dainty desserts
Located on Gyeongridan-gil, Lilikoi, with its white exterior, is a French dessert specialty store. They mainly make âpetit fruit,â which is a bite-sized dessert, and their popular menu is the small, dainty shape of the choux and tarts. Lilikoi's chou is characterized by being crispy and thin on the outside, and it goes well with the cream filled with the inside. The fresh, bittersweet grapefruit sorbet made right when ordered is also one of the popular dishes.
â²Location: 236 Noksapyeong-daero, Yongsan-gu â²Opening hours: 11:00-23:00, closed on Mondays â²Price: Lilly Koi Shu 3,000 won
â²Review (Shikshin GD & Sun): The visuals are beautiful and the taste is fresh and sweet, so it's great! Shurang tarts are all small, so they are expensive, but if you try them
Taste that makes you understand the price..