I had breakfast in Jeju city with friends before taking a flight to Seoul. We visited a fish-soup restaurant. We four ordered the same menu, fish soup. The soup looked simple—horse mackerel and cabbage, but perfect for stomach-soothing for hangovers. I enjoyed the soup and side dishes as well. Side dish included yellow crocker jjorim(stew-like), […]
Although dwaeji gukbap(pork soup with rice) is prevalent in Korea, it’s challenging to meet a decent-quality one. Guided by a local in Seoguipo, Jeju island, I happened to have an excellent soup. It tasted simple, clean and chemical-free, but with the authentic flavour of the food. I guessed the cook understood well the pork meat […]
My wife and I were on a work trip in Daegu. As being in Daegu, we visited a famous flat dumpling house. The house has moved to another location nearby. Like a rule, when moving, especially to a fancier place, food gets worse. The house was not an exception. I suppose that I would not […]
Before dinner, desired to have THE famous Daepohang fry in Sokcho. There’s only one house I like. I enjoyed various fried stuff: shrimp, baby crab, sweet potato, chilli, perilla leaf.
I visited the town’s old market in Mukho and tried brown-sugar-filled pancake(호떡; hotteok). It tasted delightful to recall my young days, which is extremely rare nowadays. The grandma cook told us that she did the same job for more than thirty years. I liked more her look than her long career.
I had a seafood menu, spicy and dried with starchy, in an East coast seaport. It looked sweltering, but not that much in taste. I enjoyed seafood-tasted beansprouts most. I tried a friend-brought stir-fried grasshopper with soy sauce before the menu.
Visited a 40-year-old mandu house. The mandu, Korean dumpling, was decent enough to have the current reputation. The food reminded me of Korea’s 1970s when even the staple was scarce. I enjoyed the food from my old memories. However, there’s one catch: the interior. The restaurant interior was too much up to date and dull […]
Had buckwheat noodles with spicy dried pollack for lunch in Goseong.
After a long and hard walking on the snow-covered mountainous road in Seorak-mountain, a friend-couple, my wife, and I felt starving. Among several options for food, we chose a fish-grill. Having seated, I was baffled by the most simple plate, an aluminium foil cut. It looked unique and even seemed genius. The wonder continued: fish […]