Sunday, November 30, 2014

Crack Ice Cream Paradise, Wangsimni

This is just a hunch, but I have a sneaking suspicion that my body has two stomachs. One is for regular food and one is for ice cream. I've arrived at such a theory after observing on numerous occasions that it doesn't matter how bloated I am after a meal, my body will just automatically make more room whenever ice cream becomes involved.

Case in point: after stuffing myself silly at dinner yesterday, I was trudging around the shopping mall groaning and feeling sorry for myself. But then, as soon as I laid eyes on this place, I instantly wanted in. Perhaps it was because the name cracked me up? (Yes, pun intended. Hah!) Or, more likely, I suspect it was my dual stomach theory coming into play.

These days soft serve ice cream has been all the rage around Seoul, especially the kind with bits of real honeycomb thrown in. I daresay Crack Ice Cream Paradise is just the same, except with a quirkier twist: you can get yours with a syringe jammed into it.

Here's the menu, courtesy of their Facebook page:

It may be worth noting that not all of the ice creams come with syringes, just the Sweet Syringe, Very Berry, Oreo Crunch, and Crack Bee.

When we ordered our soft serves, we were given the choice of regular milk ice cream or frozen yoghurt. I decided to go with yoghurt for my cup of Very Berry, as it seemed like the somewhat "healthier" option. (*cough* a last ditch attempt to ease my guilt over being such a glutton.)

Crack Bee (4,500 won) & Very Berry (4,000 won)

Apparently they only use native honey from Jiri Mountain in their desserts.

I was a bit surprised because this is the kind of novelty thing I would expect to see in Japan, not Korea, and I thought the concept was pretty funky. I didn't think that the stuff tasted exceptionally outstanding or anything; don't get me wrong, it was definitely tasty, but just not on a holy-smokes-I-need-you-in-my-life-NOW kind of level. (Then again, that may be my own fault for choosing frozen yoghurt instead of proper ice cream. Seriously, who goes to an ice cream shop and orders frozen yoghurt? <__<)

For some reason though, the novelty of using a medical instrument to squirt out liquid all over my food really appeals to me. (I'm just a tad bit weird, I suppose.) So, if you're an oddball like me, or perhaps you're just looking for somewhere cool to go for dessert and you happen to be around Wangsimni, I would recommend checking this place out.

Added bonus, if you're going to see a movie at CGV, you can present your ticket for a 10% discount.

Yum yum, jabby jabby!

Crack Ice Cream Paradise, Wangsimni
Hours: 11am - 11pm
Address: 서울시 성동구 행당동 168-1 엔터식스 4층 (4th floor, Enter-6 Shopping Mall, 168-1 Haengdang-dong, Seongdong-gu, Seoul)
Directions: From Wangsimni Station, head into the Enter-6 Mall and make your way up to level 4. Crack Ice Cream Paradise is right outside the food court, in front of the escalators.


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  2. I tried to find it at June 2018 and it wasn't there anymore. The location now belongs to "Papa Beards" ㅠㅠ