Hongdae leaps to the front of food trends in Korea, once again. This time, the macaron trend that has spread throughout the country has a new twist. Macaron Ice Cream Sandwiches. Two known places in Hongdae are offering these sweet morsels of trend evolution. Laon D has been in the macaron mix for the past few years, while Antique first showed up on the radars of Naver food bloggers in the past 6 months. With the heat starting to sink in, these two Hongdae locations have started rolling out the promotions for ice cream macarons and Naver blogs have since exploded with delight. Seeing this trend, Penguin Macaron recently opened up to huge crowds in Daehakro, another hot neighborhood known to either start trends or sustain the trends coming out of Hongdae. Although, one could make the argument that Hongdae sustains the trends coming out of New York.