|Guess what is this? This is one of my favourite purchase from Korea.|
Its a fridge magnet which I bought from Nami Island.
I like it a lot becos I felt this magnet represents the Korean culture.
Ahh....I miss Korea very much....
Tuesday, 1 January 2013
After check in, I went to Dunkin Donuts to buy something to eat before shopping time. Helped my friends to buy some duty free products and errmmm I burnt a small hole in my pocket as well!
|Halloween is round the corner again.|
|I forgot the name. It tasted ok.|
|I was surprised to see this. Many tourists went forward to take a picture with them.|
A good cultural experience for the tourists indeed.
|안녕 and take care. I will be back.|
Finally, I am done with my updates on my Autumn trip 2012. Looking forward to plan for my upcoming trip in April. Jeju is one of my destination becos Jae showed me a picture of the striking rapeflowers scene in Jeju. Today is 1 Jan 2013. I wish everyone happiness and good health always.
|You will pass by this building, Dongdaemun Shopping Town.|
|Woori Bank 우리은행|
|You will see IBK bank at the corner. Turn to your left as shown.|
|Walk straight till the end of this row of stalls and you will see a small alley on your right.|
|Turn into the alley and walk straight.|
|Walk straight and you will see another alley on your right.|
This alley is the Saengseon-gui alley 생선 구이 골목.
I reached here at 8.40am. It took less than 10 mins from exit 9 to reach here.
|I did not check out the eateries in the alley. I simply went into the first one that I saw.|
The menu is in Korean and the 아줌마 speaks Korean only. I ordered 고등어백반 Grilled mackerel rice set (no.11 in this picture). No. 8 -11 are basically grilled fish set with rice. I am not an expert in fish, so I do not know the names of the fish. I also assume that no 1-7 comes with rice.
1) 낙지볶음 Stir fry octupus KRW8000
2) 오징어 볶음 Stir fry squid KRW6000
3) 제육볶음 Stir fry pork KRW6000
4) 청국장 Cheonggukjang KRW6000
5) 순두부 Sundubu KRW5000
6) 된장끼개 Doenjang jjigaeKRW5000
7) 김치 찌개 Kimchi Jjigae KRW6000
8) 꽁치백반 Kongji Baekban KRW6000
9) 굴비백반 Gulbi Baekban KRW6000
10) 삼치백반 Samji Baekban KRW6000
11)고등어백반. Godeungeo Baekban KRW6000
What is the difference between "식사류" and "안주류"? No.12 - 14 under 안주류 are more expensive than the rest in the menu. 왜? Was it due to the portion? I don't know. Please enlighten me.
No. 4, 청국장 Cheonggukjang and no. 6, 된장끼개 Doenjang jjigae are also my favourites. 청국장 Cheonggukjang is cook using fermented soybean Paste and some people said it has a stinky smell. Stinky meh?? I am fine with it. Hmm...I wonder if the 순두부 Sundubu is the usual Sundubu jjigae that I like.
No.15, 뚝불 is something new to me and I think Koreataste explains it well. The leftover raw meat for bulgogi can be used to make delicious bulgogi soup, called ddukbaegi bulgogi 뚝배기 불고기 or ddukbul 뚝불 for short. In addition to the bulgogi, vegetables like mushrooms, onions and scallions and a generous portion of cellophane noodles called dangmyeon 당면 will be added to the soup and served in an earthenware pot.
|A healthy set meal. I like the soup which has a very home cooked taste ^^|
The green color paste in the small container tasted like wasabi but the green is so bright green, unlike the Japanese wasabi which we all know.
|I still have 20 mins to spare before making my way back to the hotel.|
I decided to check out the rest of the shops in this alley.
|There were many eateries in this small alley.|
|What's that cooking in the pot?|
Looks good ^^
|Its time to go back. The check out time was 11am.|
I will come here again if I have the chance.
|Something caught my eyes when I was walking back to Dongdaemun station ^^|
Hohohooo...Jasmine and Kim will be very happy to see this!
|Only KRW500. So cheap!|
1 Jan 2013. 새해 복 많이 받으세요 ^^
May the world be filled with peace, compassionate love, happiness and harmony always.
I am beginning to like this guy, 윤상현. A funny guy who has a nice voice.
참 많이 다퉜죠 두 사람은 건너기 힘든 다리 건너편
어느새 와있죠 두 사람은 많이 사랑 했었는데
정말 우린 이대로 이렇게 손 내밀면 잡을 수 있는데
정 든 거 아시나요 사랑보다 더 무서워요
습관처럼 한 손에 든 내 무엇처럼 내겐 너무나 익숙해서
잊기가 힘들어요 사랑이 다 지나가도
너 보고 싶어서 슬퍼 눈물 흘리는 나 그대에게
정 든 거 아시나요
이럴 줄 몰랐죠 두 사람은 많이 사랑 했었는데
그댄 어디 지금은 어디에 잠 못 든 채 내 생각 하나요
정 든 거 아시나요 사랑보다 더 무서워요
휴일처럼 나 쉴 수 있는 그 날처럼 내겐 너무나 편안해서
미련 따윈 버렸지만 그리움 더 커져가요
이 애태우는 마음 이 마음 어느새 이렇게 나 그대에게
나 그대에게 정 든 거 아시나요
Lyrics extracted from Korean-fans
|Past the shop in the above picture and you will see the main road on your right. |
Walk straight for less than 10 mins and you will see 요기 Yogi on your left.
|As you walk along the road, you will see Hollys Coffee on the opposite side of the road.|
|HoHo Myoll 호호미욜! I was so surprise to see HoHo Myoll 호호미욜 on the opposite side of the road. I visited this cafe on my first solo trip to Seoul in 2011! Here's my earlier post on Lazing at 호호미욜 on a raining day.|
|요기 Yogi! I have reached ^^|
It took me less than 10 mins from Sangsu station, exit 1 to reach here.
|The cup is for water. How about the bowl? 단무지그릇. Self service for radish?|
|Comic drawings as the decor.|
납작구운만두. 10 pieces for KRW3000, 5 pieces for KRW1500.
I called this flat mandu instead of flat roasted/grilled mandu cos they do not look like roasted/grilled at all ㅋㅋㅋ
|요기국수 Yogi Guksu|
This is a bit spicy for me but not bad ^^