Here are some of the goodies we ate in Korea!
We were in search of a noodle shop that we ate at on our last trip, but sadly we couldn't find it! Instead we stumbled upon a famous kalguksu (handmade chopped noodles) shop! The place was a tiny little hole in the ground that was probably 2 meters wide. The lady spoke to me in Korean... not knowing what she was saying, I put up two fingers to gesture that there were 2 of us. We sat down and within 30 seconds she brought us 2 orders of noodle soup and 2 bowls of cold buckwheat noodles! Looks so simple, but I can't even begin to describe how complex the flavours were and how delish it was! I still dream about this meal!!
Another interesting place we visited was the Noryangjin Fish Market. This place is HUGE, open 24/7 and gets over 30,000 visitors daily. It's a great place to go if you like to eat fresh seafood or sashimi. They pretty much slice up the fish right in front of you. A gigantic plate of fresh sashimi will set you back about 10 bucks! It's a shame I don't eat fish, but you can also pick out whatever seafood you want to eat and have it cooked. They take you to some shady restaurant in the back and cook it for you! The fresh scallops and abalone they bbq for us was yummo!!
We also like to hit up the Food Courts when we visit Seoul. Food Courts there are quite interesting and very sophisticated. There are a bunch of little food stalls to choose from offering different types of cuisine just like at home. The difference is that you order and pay from one central location and your food is served on real plates and bowls not disposable ones. Every stall has fake food samples displayed so you know exactly what you're ordering. I forgot to take a picture, but here is a pic I found on the internet so you know what I'm talking about.
Looks so yummy doesn't it? Once you decide what you want and pay, you get a receipt with a number. Once your number is called on a TV screen, you go to the designated stall to pick up your food. Not too shabby for fast food huh?
There are also a few locations around the food court with water dispensers and UV sanitizers filled with little cups for drinking. Once you're done eating, you return your tray and dishes to the little window beside the stall you got your food from! Pretty organized if you ask me!!
We were in a rush one morning and also had a quick meal at good ol' Mickey D's! I quite enjoyed the Bulgogi burger... I wonder if that will be coming to our McDonalds anytime soon!
Is it kinda gross that we ate all that and much more undocumented goodies... in only 2 and a half days? Told you we're big fatties!! Up next... more fatness in HK!