Noo Na Hol Dak 누나홀닭 홍대점

The eating never ends… We were really on a binge! Would this be the final stop after Samgyetang? You’ll find out soon enough but for now, we’d continue strolling the Hongdae Area for some “it’s-now-or-never ” shopping as we leave the next day! – Semi Han in “Seoul Eats – Pojangmacha 포장마차” We were walking … Continue reading

Seoul Eats – Pojangmacha 포장마차

Seoul Eats – Pojangmacha 포장마차 literally means “covered wagon” and is the essence of Korea’s street food culture! Jongno is the most famous area for Pojangmacha but you can still find some decent food in Gwangjang and Namdaemun markets. Less I forget, Shinchon and Hongdae are also popular areas where night market/street foods offered at … Continue reading

Tosokchon Samgyetang (Korean Ginseng Chicken Soup) 토속촌 삼계탕 (土俗村参鸡汤)

When Ryan’s aunt learnt what I liked, she quickly arranged for a dinner date at the famous Tosokchon, a restaurant best known for one thing, Samgyetang! 삼계탕 (Samgyetang) is Korean’s Ginseng Chicken Soup. Fresh young free range chicken below 50 days old is stuffed with with glutinous (sweet) rice, chestnuts, garlic, dried jujubes but the … Continue reading

Paris Baguette Is Korean? 파리바게트

Right after lunch at a restaurant in Noryangjin Fisheries Wholesale Market, we took the train into town to meet Ryan’s cousin. The venue? 파리바게트. Say what? Paris Baguette! Paris Baguette is Korean? I had always thought Paris Baguette to be European. Who would have guessed based on the name alone? Paris Croissant is a South … Continue reading

Noryangjin Fisheries Wholesale Market 노량진수산시장 Part 2

After more than an hour of shopping for the best buy (or so we thought), we went to the second floor where half a dozen of restaurants are equipped to cook your seafood. We went to the one recommended by the fishmonger. I am not very impressed with they way they handled our cockles and … Continue reading

Noryangjin Fisheries Wholesale Market 노량진수산시장 Part 1

The 3rd day of our Seoul trip was a free and easy day so we visited the famous Noryangjin Fish Market in the morning to buy some fresh catch live seafood and have it prepared into sashimi and hotpot/steamboat for lunch. Noryangjin Fisheries Wholesale Market or shortly Noryangjin Fish Market is an extensive farmers fish … Continue reading

Makgeolli – A Taste Of The Moon 月香本色 (월향)

You would think we’d had stop eating after Modak Modak but NOoooo! We were only in Seoul for a few days and we intended to eat as much as possible, humanly possible, lol… 😉 We strolled a bit in Hongdae area to help with digestion before we finally hit Wol Hyang 월향 for Makgeolli – … Continue reading

Modak Modak 모닭모닭

Right after 이대 (Edae), we cab down to 홍대 (Hongdae) also known as Hongik University Street; the area provides street art festivals and performances, as well as music concerts by independent artists and mainstream entertainers. The Hongdae Area (홍대앞) is a region in Seoul, South Korea near the Hongik University, after which it is named. It is known for … Continue reading

Vying Edae 이대

The native female students vie for entry into the prestigious Ewha Womans University (이화여자대학교) which is in the vicinity referred to in general as 이대 (Edae). Founded in 1866 by an American Missionary, Mary Scranton, the school name 이화 대학교 has been shortened to 이대. Tourists are attracted to the hip and cheap shopping in … Continue reading

Jjajangmyeon 짜장면 And Korean Black Day 블랙데이

The taxi uncle articulated like a tourist’s guide, his running commentary on the historical sites en route to The Shilla were awesome! By the way, Asians like to call older man as uncle and ladies as aunties as a show of respect, nothing to do with relations. I drifted to La La Land in between … Continue reading