Happy Tuesday Seoulsurfer Foodies! It’s time for another K-Food Trend ^__^
Cherry Blossom season might be over, but that doesn’t mean you can’t indulge in cherry blossom goods all year long. Japan is famous for their sakura-inspired food, whether it be the doughnuts, ice cream, coffee, soda, or even noodles. But Japan isn’t the only country that loves to indulge in the rare, sweet-scented blossoms. Korea has its own fair share of delicate pink confectionaries and even their own festivals to celebrate, one of which is called the Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival, located in Gunhangje.
Since the festival only lasts ten days, what’s a cherry blossom lover supposed to do afterward? Not to worry, you can indulge in a box full of cherry blossom bread! Jinhae & Mijin Bakery, located in Gyeongsangnam-do, specializes in them. The quaint bakery offers all types of home-made goodies, but the real attraction is those cute little cherry blossom treats.
The store first opened in 1947, with generations of the family keeping the business open. The eldest of three sons is the one now in charge of the business and the other brothers also have their own bakeries around the neighborhood!
Individually packaged and placed into boxes of various sizes, these treats won’t be running your wallet dry either. A box of 10 comes to be around $8, a box of 15 will run you $12 and a box of 25 will cost you $20. And if you don’t feel like sharing them anytime soon or eating them all by yourself in a couple of go’s, the snack can last up to 5 days at room temperature, up to 8 days refrigerated, and 20 days if frozen!
So what makes it so special? The paste and syrup inside are made of actual cherry blossom petals and are perfectly sweet with a rich and chewy texture. There are even ground up walnuts inside to add more flavor. Simplistic, delicious, family-run, and not over-priced, this treat is a must-eat and the Bakery is a must-visit.
In the mood for even more cherry blossom treats? No problem! Grab their cherry blossom roll cake or macarons too. They even serve up drinks to go along with the snack.
How do you enjoy the cherry blossom season? Let us know & we’ll catch you next Tuesday!