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Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Expertly Deployed and Delicious Asian Ice Cream Treat



Samanco Red Bean Ice Sandwich made by Binggrae foodes - makers of "Feel" Shakes and the "Metacone" - beautiful and delicious. For me, red bean as a dessert doesn't really work. I know it's ubiquitous in several Asian cultures, but...blegh.

These "Ice Sandwiches" however are different, whether it's the combination of flavors or the amount of sweetner in the bean, it's more reminiscent of chocolate than a treat from a culture that isn't that hung up on dessert and tries to substitute more entree material instead of goodies.



It's a little edible fish (?!?!?!) shaped box (.....cause I think "fish" whenever I'm having Ice cream!) made out of - and this is pure genius - Ice cream cone material!!!

Inside is a healthy schmear of red bean, but it's not gross as stated earlier...



Here it is with a big ass bite taken out of it:



Fishy says: "Ow! My face!!"
Purchased at Han Ah Reum Market (H Mart!) impeccably clean, cross-cultural, and fresh!

10 comments:

Clifford said...

Red bean isn't bad but as a child I would get red bean desserts that looked like chocolate. And when you are craving chocolate, red bean just doesn't cut it.

Bleimanimal said...

I wonder why the wrapper depicts the fish swimming in some sort of toxic green awfulness and actually spouting radioactive phlegm? Does this somehow make more marketing sense in Korea than in the US?

anonymous said...

This is, of course, an ice cream form of the traditional Japanese dessert "taiyaki"...

Anonymous said...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taiyaki

Lex10 said...

Clifford - amen. But this is good, tho.

Bleimanimal: Until you've seen lobster sashimi being made you'll never understand.

Anonymous: Thanks for setting us straight. Maybe now I can find more varieties......

Anonymous said...

Are you kidding?
These fish are delicious. The idea of beans as desert takes some getting used to, but the taste is good. In addition to the red beans, they are filled with ice cream.

These goldfish ice cream cakes are a takeoff on the more traditional "Goldfish Bread" cakes that street vendors in Korea sell for less than $1. They're baked fresh in an iron mold, and filled with sweet red beans.

The beans also make an appearance in the summer with a desert that consists of shaved ice topped with red beans, condensed milk, and either fruit cocktail, gummy fruit and topped off with a dollop of ice cream. Yum!

Anonymous said...

Are you kidding?
These fish are delicious. The idea of beans as desert takes some getting used to, but the taste is good. In addition to the red beans, they are filled with ice cream.

These goldfish ice cream cakes are a takeoff on the more traditional "Goldfish Bread" cakes that street vendors in Korea sell for less than $1. They're baked fresh in an iron mold, and filled with sweet red beans.

The beans also make an appearance in the summer with a desert that consists of shaved ice topped with red beans, condensed milk, fruit cocktail and/or gummy fruit all topped off with a dollop of ice cream. Yum!

Max said...

It's Japanese. I have it often and it's called Taiyaki.

Anonymous said...

japanese fish looks ugly.lol yay for korean fish

Anonymous said...

taiyaki is not icecream...
kkkk..
taiyaki is just baked bread....
anyway the ice cream was so good...