After one year of income-earning freedom, it's returned to haunt my soul with copious amounts of assignments, pop quizzes, and examinations. Sigh.
The original plan was delayed by approximately two hours due to the fact that I had been held up by incredulous lineups on campus for various registration activities. Hopping on the viva also proved to be a poor decision on my part, since we flew by Katsuya - the intended destination for lunch - and weren't willing to trek back under the sweltering glare of the sun.
While walking underneath, both of us felt water droplets fall onto our scalp. It was of a mist-like variety that I'd rather not contemplate the source of; we moved on.
Put simply, it was a homey dessert shop that catered to young groups of friends as well as families. Along with a small child happily prouncing around the floor, an few elderly members were also spotted enjoying their stay. Many of the customers that waltzed in were of Korean descent (understandably so) that performed their ordering actions in habitual manners. We seemed to be the only ones that were new - not that it made a difference though, as service was consistent regardless.
My friend had declared indifferency to whichever bowl I was to pick. A close match arose between Injeolmi (their best seller) and Coffee (a much-needed pick me up). The conclusion was a large Injeolmi bingsoo and two Iced Green Grape Juices.
Neither size was served in a stainless steel bowl, but rather a semi-shallow ceramic dish. While its ribbed exterior made it much easier for transporting from counter to tray, the material properties of the container itself did not provide cooling insulation for the ice contained within it. The bottom-most section of the dessert melted a bit quick for my liking
Excessive and ineffective use of kinako flour aside, the milky bits of ice were undeniably authentic. Admittedly, it was richer and creamer than Snow Village, but the meiculously decorated item was nonetheless tasty and pleasing to the eye. I probably wouldn't re-purchase this specific dessert though, as I felt the injeolmi to kinako flour ratio to be insufficient. Although, Coffee, Oreo, and Green Tea are flavours I would definitely like to try.
Side: Cash is the only acceptable form of payment when bill totals are under twenty dollars.