This past Sunday, I had an awesome afternoon visiting my friends over at Stompy Ruffers. Their product? Fusion patbingsu! Patbingsu (팥빙수) is a popular shaved ice dessert with azuki beans on top. The azuki bean is commonly eaten sweetened. In particular, it is often boiled with sugar, resulting in red bean paste. Stompy Ruffers has some interesting flavors that makes one reminisce of one’s childhood, such as this scrumdiddlyumptious Peanut Butter and Jelly Bingsu:
As many of you recall, I initially had a disappointing first red bean experience in Korea when I first came here. Apparently that and chocolate look very much alike (-_-). Needless to say, I’ve moved past that incident ㅋㅋㅋ. It has only taken 3 years and now I eat it every so often (^_^).
Head on over to Stompy Ruffers, and support a new business venture. The prices are awesome (single portions are 4,000 WON) and they also support KampKorea, a local mentoring program for underprivileged Korean children. For every bingsu or shirt sold, they donate 1,000 WON.
Head to Buy the Book (Above Mr. Pizza on the 4th floor). This is a weekend business so store hours are Friday, 6 to 9/ Saturday 1 to 9/ Sunday 1 to 9.
Here is the promo vid for Stompy Ruffers that I got a chance to be a part of:
I love patbingsu. I never had it in Korea but my boyfriend sends me the ingredients all the way to Europe. People are very confused why someone would send a huge can of beans half-way across the world, haha.
That’s awesome! Wow you can’t find the ingredients in an Asian mart? You must reaaaaally love it ^_^