Seoul Weekend Recap 0303/042012
On Saturday morning Gerald and I woke up, caked out bags and caught a bus from Gwangju to Seoul around 9:30AM. After about 3.5 hours on the bus, which is really comfy (the seats are like lazy boys and we slept a lot), we arrived at Gangnam Station in Seoul.
We met Gerald’s friend Kwon and his Wuba and we headed towards a Japanese Restaurant that Kwon had read great review about. The reviews were right because the food was incredible. I don’t know what I ate because I don’t understand a lick of Japanese and we just ate what the waitress and Kwon recommended - but it was a bowl of rice with fried pork cutlet smothered in an egg that was still sizzling when it came out. It’s probably the best thing I have eaten since coming to Korea (sorry 삼곱살). We chatted with Kwon and Wuba and had a really nice time eating together. Afterwards, while walking the streets of Gangnam, I spotted a few girls eating red balls on sticks and I inquired with Kown about them because I decided I need to have them in my mouth. Kwon said that they are a candied fruit and usually only women are seen eating them, but before I knew he it stopped at a street food vendor and told us to ‘pick your stick’ - he had bought all of us a stick of the candied strawberry treat! It was so yummy!
I love Korean Street Food. It’s a awesome part of Korean culture. I love meeting the smiling ajummas and adjosshis, tasting the subtle differences between bungeoppang (붕어빵) recipes, and the fact that everything is really cheap (around $1)! So far, I haven’t had the guts to try to silk worm larvae or the octopus tentacles. Maybe someday… maybe.