I’ve been seeing tons of fish ice cream dessert photos swimming around my Instagram feed and when I was in Hong Kong, I finally hunted down the location and tried out Cafe Aboong. The dessert, bungeoppang, is made of a fish-shaped bun with yogurt ice cream inside and other decadent sweets. I believe that by the time I was there, the whole trend has already died down since there were no line ups and there was only one other customer besides my mom and I.
The original store started in Seoul and it branched off from there to Vietnam, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan and Thailand. For a hot summer day in these places, a bungeoppang is exactly what many people need for a street snack.
Chocolate Fish Dessert
What’s in it: Yogurt ice cream, fruit stick dipped in chocolate fondue, custard cream and chocolate crunch on top.
The yogurt was quite sweet and creamy. I thought it was going to taste exactly like frozen yogurt but it was definitely creamier than most of the froyos I’ve had at frozen yogurt shops.
The best part of the bongeoppang was the custard at the bottom of the fish with the chocolate fondue dipped fruits. If you’ve ever had hodduk, this was practically hodduk after finishing the yogurt.
I don’t think I would voluntarily go to Cafe Aboong just to get their bongeoppang again but if I ever walked passed it and needed something sweet, I would buy another one.