I have ice cream on my mind…
Especially since I got my wisdom teeth extracted so I’m restricted from eating hard foods at the moment!
Since ice cream makes everything better, I’m featuring Cali Soft Serve (캘리 소프트 서브), an ice cream shop that is sure to make you smile, on the blog today!
Cali Soft Serve in Geoje island, South Korea, is known for their vibrant colors of ice cream, with the color of their ice cream changing frequently for variety.
The building of the shop is also colorful, with an electric blue outer and blue and pink interior, which instantly caught my eye as we were making to Maemi Seong, a castle by the ocean.
Their menu is simple, as they offer three choices of soft serve flavors: vanilla (4,000 Korean won; ~$3.5 USD), chocolate (4,500 Korean won; ~$4 USD), or mixed (4,500 Korean won; ~$4 USD).
I love how they use fresh organic milk from Sangha Farm to make their ice cream. Quality ingredients made a difference as the ice cream tasted very creamy, not overly sweet, and absolutely delicious!
The waffle cone was a thin, black cone that was light and easy to bite into. They also give a circle to put around the cone to catch any drips.
The shop is small so there are only a few benches to eat inside and one bench outside. You can always take your cone to go and eat while exploring the path to maemiseong. This path is lined with eateries, like the popular shop Mr. Oksusu (미스터옥슈슈), that sells bread filled with delicious corn.
Once you follow the path you will see Maemi Seong, which was named Maemi (after the typhoon in 2003 that devastated the island’s plant life), and Seong, meaning castle in Korean. Amazingly, this castle was built single handedly by Paek Soon Sam, a local farmer who wished to protect the town’s crops after they were destroyed by the typhoon.
The castle has many layers and even a passageway inside with a window that overlooks the beach. It is beautiful and impressive, built with a European architecture style.
There were plenty of tourists on this beautiful day, so the castle was crowded, but I was so glad to get to enjoy this view!
Hard to believe that all this was built by one person!
I highly recommend visiting both Cali Soft Serve and Maemi Seong on your trip to Geoje!