Day #30 : Soft Swerve

Today I went to have an ice cream shop with my friends which recently opened in Chinatown called ‘Soft Swerve’. The ice cream shop offers unusual flavors, you can order vanilla but you will also find Asian-inspired ice cream flavors like ube, matcha and black sesame. Ube which has become a sensation, is a purple yam, made popular by a Filipino dessert called halo halo. Purple yam is common in a couple of countries in Asia, including the Philippines. At first all of us were skeptical about eating a yam-flavored ice cream but it is as delicious as it looks. You can also swirl two flavors together in either a black chocolate or red cinnamon cone. They have unique toppings as well which include strawberry syrup, toasted coconut and fruity pebbles. Some signatures sundaes are named after city streets in New York which include Mulberry street and Mott street.  So next time you’re craving something for desserts, you know where to go for some sweet purple ice cream!

BTS as Flavors
  • Yoongi: bittersweet. Alternatively, pecan pie. You don't expect it to be that good, but once you've tasted, you crave more. Seriously. This is what addiction looks like.
  • Namjoon: rose. Alternatively, strawberry ice cream, handmade, smooth, refreshing, the taste of a contented sigh. It's easy to underestimate strawberry ice cream. Don't do that.
  • Seokjin: green tea. Alternatively, a chai tea latte, or a green tea latter, for that matter. Point is, it's tea, and it's creamy, nobody get in between you and your latte.
  • Hoseok: skittles. Alternatively, whatever your favorite candy was as a kid, that you still like now, and the taste brings you such happy nostalgia.
  • Taehyung: kumquat. Alternatively, chocolate chip cookies, or molasses cookies, or whatever your grandma makes that makes you feel cared for.
  • Jimin: cherries. Alternatively, any sun-warmed, freshly picked fruit that melts on your tongue and juice drips down your chin and you don't have any room for dinner because you ate too many cherries. Or whatever.
  • Jungkook: dragon fruit. Alternatively, chocolate covered espresso beans. But more so dragon fruit. It looks cool on the outside, it looks funny on the inside, and it's really yummy. And named after a dragon. Cool.

Flavors in Korean!~

Food is one of my most favorite things in the world! A nice meal with a great group of friends is especially refreshing and satisfying! Today lets learn the words for different flavors in Korean!~

*remember to try and sound out each word before peeking at the romanization!~

달다 (dal da) to be sweet
시다 (si da) to be sour
쓰다 (sseu da) to be bitter
짜다 (jja da) to be salty
맵다 (maeb da) to be spicy
맛있다 (mat it da) to be tasty
맛없다 (mat eob da) to be not tasty

Hope this helps and happy studying!~