Korean Ice Cream

Posted February 28th, 2011 in Food, Perth WA 9 Comments »

I know I say this too much, but can I say it again?  …..  It’s soooooo HOT!!! (><)

People say that pregnant women feel hotter than normal people do.  I’m originally weak against hot & humid climate, so I’ve been staying in air-coned room all day.  It was rather depressing to see the glaring sunshine and feel the hot air at 7:30 AM.  …  Yeah, this might be the pregnancy thing –

The other day I got some Korean ice-cream from Hi Mart, one of Korean grocery chains.  They were selling some individual packs of ice-cream for “any three packs for $5.00” (my memory may be wrong – it may be $6.00?).  Cheap!  There’re 6~7 kinds of ice-cream in the showcase, and all of them looked so familiar – very similar to Japanese ice-cream!

This vanilla ice-cream sandwich with crunchy chocolate bits : This is my favorite!  It’s like Morinaga Choco-Monaka-Jumbo ice-cream , but more chocolate inside.  The texture of crispy chocolate and soft wafers are the best match.

I used to eat this Morinaga Choco-Monaka-Jumbo ice-cream quite often during summer in Japan.

Taiyaki-shaped (taiyaki = a Japanese fish-shaped cake) coated with thin crisp wafers.  The inside contains vanilla ice-cream and azuki bean paste.  We have few Taiyaki-shaped ice-cream sold in Japan, and I guess this is the Korean version of it.  I thought the amount of azuki bean paste was too little compared to the amount of vanilla ice-cream.

The original Taiyaki-shaped ice-cream in Japan is Imuraya brand.  They have black (dark sugar) and pink (strawberry) versions.

This is cookie n cream sandwich ice-cream.  The ice-cream was quite sweet, and the thin layer of sponge cake was soft and fluffy.  I preferred the above two to this one, as it is too sweet to me, and there was no texture in the ice-cream.

I want to find more delicious ice-cream!

9 Comments on “Korean Ice Cream”

  1. 1 Anna said at 12:40 pm on February 28th, 2011:

    Oooohhh.. i love the taiyaki shaped ice-cream! I usually get them from this Asian grocers nearby my place (called ‘Hung Wei’) but the Japanese owners have sold the shop recently. Good thing the new shop owners are still stocking up on those ice-creams.. yummmmm.. 🙂

  2. 2 umepontarou said at 11:30 am on March 1st, 2011:

    Hi Anna,

    I didn’t know Hung Wei owner has changed! Is the taiyaki ice-cream there Japanese? 😀

  3. 3 Anna said at 2:01 pm on March 1st, 2011:

    Hi Ume
    No unfortunately the ice-cream is the Korean version, exactly like the picture you’ve posted above. 🙁
    Yup the original Hung Wei owners sold the shop back in Dec (I go there quite often and the Japanese lady was always very friendly so sometimes we chat a bit) and the new owners have just taken over few weeks ago.

  4. 4 umepontarou said at 10:30 am on March 2nd, 2011:


    I think it’s bit difficult to import some Japanese items for many reasons (e.g. high cost). The Korean ones are as nice, and cheaper 🙂

    I saw the previous Japanese lady owner around Dec. I didn’t know they’re going to sell their business. Hope they are doing well!

  5. 5 Ligaya said at 4:05 pm on March 1st, 2011:

    Oh, thank you for sharing your ice-cream reviews. They all look and sound delicious!

    I’ve always wanted to try the Taiyaki ice-cream… but I always end up choosing my favourite, Yukimi Daifuku. Yum!

  6. 6 umepontarou said at 10:38 am on March 2nd, 2011:


    You’re welcome 😀
    Yukimi Daifuku is one of my favorite too! I remember eating it all year around in Japan (especially in winter), and all my classmates in the elementary/junior high school didn’t miss the school on the day Yukimi was on the lunch menu, hehe….

    I’ve never seen the Korean version of them. Japanese Yukimi Daifuku has a variety of flavor, such as tiramisu, dark sugar syrup, strawberries, chocolate… but the original vanilla is the best! It does look like a white snow ball 🙂

  7. 7 Visit to Japantown with My Brother, Part 2 « threechickstalkingaboutfood said at 9:24 am on June 15th, 2012:

    […] serving as the ice cream holder that your hands from cold and stickiness. It’s so good! Some types of taiyaki have various fillings (sometimes one or two fillings per fish-shaped cake) or batters, […]

  8. 8 Shara said at 12:43 pm on November 17th, 2014:

    hi, I saw your blog while searching for fish ice cream cake by Koreans. I was wondering where can I buy these foods in perth? I hope they’re still available.

    Thanks 😊

  9. 9 umepontarou said at 10:43 am on November 26th, 2014:

    Hi Shara, I’m not sure where you live, but you can easily find them at Hi Mart, Seoul Mart, CN Mart, and some other Asian grocery shops 🙂

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