When Dr. Tae Yun Kim was just a little girl, they didn’t have any ice cream in Korea. They didn’t have electricity, or ice cream makers, or even the concept of any food that wasn’t meant to simply nourish. Sweets? Ice cream? No way. Just things to keep you alive and reasonably well, especially during and after the Korean War.
With the American Soldiers – to whom Dr. Tae Yun Kim is forever grateful for saving her and her family’s lives, came some things she had never heard of before, such as chocolate, coffee, candy, ice cream, among many other things.
And while she could never even dream of having any of those goodies – she was barely allowed to survive on whatever little food she could scrape and scratch together – she always wondered what they would taste like. For example, once in a while an ice cream vendor…
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