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Missed Out on Jipangyi

While stuck in South Korea for a day due to plane problems, I saw this at the Grand Hyatt pool side snack bar and didn’t know what it was. What was this candy cane shaped item?

jipangyi-cone

Turns out, this “candy cane” is actually upside down and is supposed to be oriented like the letter “j.” Called Jipangyi, this is an ice cream cone where the ice cream is injected into the j-shaped cone. With this shape, spilling ice cream is supposed to be reduced at the cost of looking strange, eating this tubular treat.

This cone isn’t limited to Korea however, as the fad has caught on in New York thanks to the Play-J food truck. I should have YOLO-ed the moment and jammed a Jipangyi in my pie hole because what happens in Korea stays in Korea…

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