Soft-serve ice cream is such a big thing in Korea. If you go to any touristy-type place (especially Myeongdong) there are multiple street-side vendors with snaking queues of customers on one side, and people happily snapping photos of their sky-high cold treats on the other. Yes, I’ve been on both sides, they really do make towers of those ice creams. And if you don’t fancy ice cream from the street, you can always pop into one of the various shops dedicated to frozen desserts, like Baskin Robbins. Or Remicone!
I’ve seen photos of the stuff Remicone creates all over instagram, and, being a child that enjoys fashionable things and frozen treats, I had to give it a try.
We went pretty late in the evening (after pancakes, actually), and thought that it would be really busy given the heat and humidity and general ‘great for ice cream’ weather. It was a pleasant surprise to find that it wasn’t, the only wait time we had was for the candyfloss.
We ordered the ‘thunder bomb’ and ‘hawaiian beach’ – probably two of the most popular orders, even though their menu is pretty wacky and extensive and constantly being switched up.
The grey candyfloss is actually mint in flavour, and it’s piled high on top of soft serve vanilla ice cream. The Hawaiian Beach was the same vanilla base with a syrup that I can’t quite remember the flavour of, but it definitely tasted like I should’ve been sat on a beach in Hawaii rather than in the slightly hazy streets of Seoul.
The actual building is really cute, though the interior is really, really small – there are about 6 tables and two bar areas. But the outside is decked out like an ice cream truck. Well, it’s supposed to be. It’s not exactly reminiscent of any icecream truck I’ve seen, but it’s certainly a stand-out, and makes it really easy to spot.
The ice cream itself is reasonably priced, most of the desserts are 6,000w a pot, which matches with ice cream prices in England. Maybe a bit on the pricier side for Seoul, but then again, Remicone is in Sinsa, and Sinsa isn’t cheap.
All in all though, well worth a visit!!
address: 서울특별시 강남구 신사동 547-12 1층 (547-12 First floor, Sinsadong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul – 135-890)