Korean Tube Ice Cream?


Korean Ice Cream Tube – photo courtesy of Semi-Adventures.com

I’ve attended several Korean Festivals in the past when they were held at Kapiolani Park in Waikiki, however decided to pass on this year’s first appearance at Magic Island @ Ala Moana Beach Park, which took place this past Saturday, July 12, 2014.

Much to my surprise, today I learned that this year for the first time, the Honolulu Korean Festival offered these unique new Korean ice cream tubes, similar in size and shape of a candy cane, or an extended plumbing P-Trap, being that drain pipe under your kitchen and bathroom sink.

Neat-O!


Image courtesy of thepomnechy.wordpress.com

This candy cane/P-Trap shaped ice cream shell is said to taste kinda’ like Kellogg’s Corn Pops, with the same semi-spongy, semi-crunchy crunch. On the other hand, the site where I got the image above from described the tube shell as being made from animal fat mixed with sugar that “doesn’t taste natural”.

The ice cream it’s filled with is said to be your typical vanilla soft serve. It’s also said to be originally from the city of Insa-dong in Jongno-gu district of South Korea.

All I know at this point is, this is one of the most bizarre ways I’ve ever seen ice cream served, and I so wanna’ try it!


Korean Tube Ice Cream – photo courtesy of nicolesushi.blogspot.com

I abandoned my vegan diet to find out what this thing was. Well, it was flavoured animal fat mixed with sugar in a yellow tube that did not taste natural.

I abandoned my vegan diet to find out what this thing was. Well, it was flavoured animal fat mixed with sugar in a yellow tube that did not taste natural.

While a bit risque (viewer discretion advised), these two fun folks on YouTube are right there in Korea showcasing how this new ice cream sensation is served and how it tastes…

Did you attend the 2014 Korean Festival at Magic Island and try the “Tube Ice Cream”? If so, what did you think? How much did it cost (scrips)? Also, where can I get it at a store or kiosk here on Oahu, if at all?

Here’s a couple sites with photos of this past Saturday’s 2014 Korean Festival at Magic Island @ Ala Moana Beach Park

13th Annual Korean Festival featuring M.Pire – ExplorationHawaii.com
Pics: 2014 Korean Festival - HonoluluPulse.com

The Tasty Island related links:

Korean Festival 2012
6th Annual Korean Festival