Okrumong is a cafe in Dongdaemun (Seoul) that offers authentic Korean bingsu prepared using traditional methods. The cafe is nestled in basement level 2 of Dongdaemun Design Plaza.
A Homely Ambience
The cafe interior is spacious with a minimalist design. The whitewashed walls and dark brown furnishings create a nice homely environment where customers can dine in comfort.
Okrumong Traditional Red Bean Bingsu
We ordered Okrumong’s signature Traditional Red Bean Bingsu (KRW 8,000), which is a shaved ice dessert doused with sweetened milk, warm red-bean syrup, and two chewy pieces of Korean rice cake toppings (mochi). The red bean is cooked using the traditional method in large cast-iron cauldrons. The bingsu is served with brassware to maintain optimal temperature. We enjoyed the dessert very much! It had a subtle sweet taste without being cloying. The red-bean syrup went nicely with the ice shavings base to create a nice balance of flavours. This was in stark contrast to other non-tradtional bingsus which tend to be overwhelmingly rich at times.
With so many new variants of bingsu popping up globally, it was nice to get a taste of authentic Korean bingsu. Respect to Okrumong for staying true to traditions!
Directions to Okrumong
Okrumong is located in level 2 basement of the shopping mall Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DPP). This mall is located outside Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Metro Station Exit 1.
Address: DongDaemun Design Plaza, Eulji-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea. Basement Level 2, Store 11
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