On Wednesdays, we eat pink!

Cherry blossom fever is upon us and it’s the only fever we want more of! Not just a feast for the eyes and for the soul, they also are quite exciting for the taste buds.

Although they’re seasonal and make a short appearance once a year, you can always look out for these lil gems during your sakura chase in Korea:

  1. Jinhae Cherry Blossom Cake
  2. Cherry Blossom Ice Cream
  3. GS25 Cherry Blossom Pink Burger
  4. Youus Cherry Blossom Sparkling Drink
  5. Hoop Hoop Cherry Blossom Bagels
  6. Daldal Day Cherry Blossom Soju
  7. Cherry Blossom Bingsu
  8. Cherry Blossom Dango
  9. Cafe Cuzacuza Cherry Blossom Latte
  10. Starbucks Cherry Blossom Frenzy


1. Bite into these petal-shaped cakes for that hit of sweetness


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Made especially for Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival, these cakes aren’t only in the shape of the flower petals, but they’re also filled with red bean paste and cherry blossom extract.

Where to find these:
At Jinhae Cherry Blossom Festival, also known as Jinhae Gunhangje Festival (진해군항제).

2. You’d want to scream for more of this ice-cream


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How many licks does it take to get to the end? Not quite enough! At BLACKBURN’S, you know you’re getting the best as they’re known for sourcing fresh ingredients from Japan.

Where to get these:
BLACKBURN’S
29, Ewhayeodae 7-gil, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea

3. We like pink buns and we cannot lie


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Convenience stores in South Korea have cherry blossoms game too! These burgers with pink fluffy buns can found widely on the shelves of GS25 stores. Who said you need to spend a fortune to get in on the sakura hype?

Where to get these:
At GS25 convenience stores across South Korea.

4. Let’s get fizzy-cal with this drink


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To wash down the burger, you can also get some cherry blossom sparkling soda at GS25! Is that a blooming good meal, or what?

Where to get these:
At GS25 convenience stores across South Korea.

5. These bagels are so perfect, they’re practically #baegoals


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Plain ol’ bagels, step aside! These cherry blossom bagels are absolute delights to look at and will definitely step up anyone’s Instagram game. We’re not sure how it might taste like, but we if it tastes as good as it looks, it must be awesome!

Where to get these:
Hoop Hoop Bagel
124, Sicheong-ro, Gwangmyeong-si, Gyeonggi-do, Republic of Korea

6. Soju think you can resist this drink? We think not!


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If you told us that Koreans are made up of half blood and half soju, we wouldn’t be surprised! So it’s only natural that they’d come up with soju inspired by those elusive pink blossoms. Sweet and delightfully pink, it sure makes downing shots a lil more classy.

Where to find these:
Only at Daldal Day (달달데이) branches.

7. A cherry blossom bingsu worthy of melting your heart


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We are forever thankful to Korea for gifting us their addictive bingsu dessert and now we’re even more thankful for the sakura-flavoured ones! It doesn’t get anymore springtime than this.

Where to find these:
Danggo jip (당고집)
5, Eoulmadang-ro 3-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea

8. These adorable skewers of dango are pretty dang-good


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These sweet and chewy mochi-like desserts are not only fun to eat but are such joy to look at! They come in a few traditional flavours but come spring, the sakura one is a huge hit!

Where to find these:
Danggo jip (당고집)
5, Eoulmadang-ro 3-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea

9. Coffee art so great we bet you’ll love it a latte


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Cafe Cuzacuza in Seoul has quite the following because of its extravagant coffee art. For limited periods, you can head to the cafe for a cherry blossom latte and watch their talented barista at work.

Where to find these:
Cafe Cuzacuza (카페 쿠자쿠자)
25, Itaewon-ro 54ga-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea

10. Join the Starbucks cherry blossom frenzy



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Nobody takes the pink blossoms more serious in Korea than Starbucks! With special edition tumblers, mugs and merchandise dedicated to the sakura season, don’t think they’d stop just there. You can also find seasonal drinks and desserts too!

Where to find these:
At Starbucks outlets across South Korea.

The pink fever has blossomed

The best remedy to that pink fever is a vacation filled with these essential sakura activities for the perfect getaway! If you’re planning a trip to South Korea to already, here are some travel essentials you’ll need for that special holiday:

4G WiFi DeviceKorea Rail Pass (KR PASS)South Korea Railplus Transport Card
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