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삼청동 수제비 Samcheongdong Sujebi @ Seoul, South Korea

by Che-Cheh on August 26, 2014 239 views

in Seoul

Not having any idea what to eat for lunch after visiting Bukchon Hanok Village on day 12, we chanced upon this old sujebi restaurant in the midst of modern and hip Samcheongdong in Seoul. Sujebi is a traditional soup dish made from hand torn dough with vegetables. It’s similar to our Chinese dish called mee hoon kueh. The taste of sujebi broth is totally different from our regular mee hoon kueh broth. It’s difficult to explain (since I’m not good at explaining food stuff. Yeah I know what kind of foodie am I? I guess a horrible one. Haha). Anyway go try it and find out if you like it like me. :)

On how we chanced upon this restaurant was because we have just completed our Bukchon Hanok Village scenic walk tour by ourself and came down from Bukchon 8th view. Samcheongdong Sujebi is just opposite the road. :)

Samcheongdong Sujebi @ Samcheongdong, Seoul, South Korea
Sujebi @ 7,000 won per person. This large pot consist of 3 person worth. We can scoop the banchan ourself because on each table they placed the kimchi and green vegetables in two large containers.
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Kalguksu Alley at Namdaemun Market @ Seoul, South Korea

by Che-Cheh on August 20, 2014 308 views

in Seoul

At Namdaemun Market in Seoul there are two very famous food alleys namely kalguksu alley (kalguksu 칼국수 means handmade knife-cut noodles) and galchi jorim alley (galchi jorim 갈치조림 means braised hairtail fish). I went to kalguksu alley on day 11 of my South Korea trip for an early lunch around 11.30am.

Map of kalguksu alley at Namdaemun Market:

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At Hoehyeon subway exit 5, walk few meters ahead until you come to this makeshift plastic door below:

Kalguksu Alley @ Namdaemun Market, Seoul, South Korea
Enter into the door and you will come into an amazing alley full of kalguksu stalls.
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지리산 Jirisan Restaurant @ Seoul, South Korea

August 14, 2014
Jirisan Nogodan Course Set @ Jirisan Restaurant, Insadong, Seoul, South Korea

On day 10 of my 2014 South Korea trip I have the opportunity to sample hanjeongsik 한정식 at Jirisan Restaurant in Insadong. Hanjeongsik is full-course Korean meal. You can read this post for a more thorough explanation of what hanjeongsik is. I choose Jirisan because I’ve read some good reviews about it. Look for this […]

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Grandma’s Garlic Chili Sauce

August 9, 2014
Grandma's Garlic Chili Sauce

This garlic chili sauce is my very own grandma’s recipe. Back in those days, there were no such thing as tomato sauce or chili sauce. So my grandma came up with her very own version of chili sauce. She concocted this recipe during her single days (before marrying her husband). This recipe has stand the […]

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별다방미스리 Miss Lee Cafe @ Seoul, South Korea

August 2, 2014
Dosirak @ Miss Lee Cafe, Insadong, Seoul, South Korea

Now what I’m going to show you what I ate on my first day in Seoul is a food blast from the past. After checking in at Stay In GAM in Seoul (day 8 of my South Korea trip), we head out to find lunch. Since our lodging is near to Insadong, we went towards […]

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Gyeranppang – Korean Egg Bread

July 26, 2014

I first found the existence of gyeranppang from a Korean food blog. Since then, I’ve been looking out for it. What’s gyeranppang 계란빵 ? Gyeran 계란 means egg and ppang 빵 means bread. Yes it simply means egg bread and that’s what it is. It’s a famous snack that you can find quite easily in […]

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Super Delicious Patbingsu at 외할머니솜씨 Grandma’s Best @ Jeonju, South Korea

July 23, 2014
Patbingsu @ Oe Halmeoni Somssi Grandma's Best, Jeonju, South Korea

I knew I wanted to try patbingsu when I visited Korea. So when I was in Jeonju on day 7 of my South Korea trip, I visited a patbingsu shop by the name of Grandma’s Best or 외할머니솜씨 (Oe Halmeoni Somssi). Loosely translated it means grandma’s skill. The shop is actually ‘again’ recommended by my […]

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가족회관 Gajok Hoegwan Restaurant @ Jeonju, South Korea

July 22, 2014
Jeonju Bibimbap @ Gajok Hoegwan Restaurant, Jeonju, South Korea

When I planned to visit Jeonju, Jeonju bibimbap top my list of the food I want to eat. So on day 7 of my South Korea trip, I went to Gajok Hoegwan beaming with lots of expectation. We arrived at 12pm sharp and tables were just about 60% occupied. Wide arrays of banchan and gold […]

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