Barbeques and Delicacies around Seoul, South Korea

You could never have figured this fairy-tale building in a common city neighborhood is actually a brand new hostel.

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The hostel has only opened for a month, but have already received many accolades online.  I can see their one-of-a-kind hospitality.

My friend Jisung tried to help me buying a subway ticket; I told him that I should be ok, don’t worry about me.  I was wrong. Seoul has one of the most difficult subway ticket machines.  Their metro stops are alphabetically arranged, and since I can’t read Korean, I don’t know how are they spelled in English.

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Went to a west coast swing event with Jisung, where I have spotted an advertisement for Jordan and Tatiana’s workshop.

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That night I have also met OZ, a Korean dancer I’ve first met while working at a dance conference in San Jose. OZ loves West Coast Swing community.

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Lunch with Jisung at one of his favorite spots near his work, barbeque.

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There was a market not far from that restaurant, great for a digesting-walk after the lunch.

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Koreans have similar diets as Chinese.  This is the salted seaweeds.

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This is something new, clams on strings.  But I’ve seen something similar in South America.

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Fishes of all sizes.

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This type of fish is very thin.  The locals would usually dry them and then bake them before eating.

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Baked fish.

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February night is a little chilly, we managed to get some warmth at this cabin restaurant.

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Love the little dishes before the main course.

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We also ordered this crepe with vegetables in it.

Jisung and the duck barbeque.

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Done professionally.

The famous soju will guarantee drunk in 2 bottles. If you stay sober after one bottle, you are definitely pretty seasoned.  You can read all about this mysterious drink here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soju

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Way Koreans eating barbeques – wrap the vegetable leaves around the meat.

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spicy lunch.

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Snacks before salsa dancing.

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Not sure what this is.

It took us a while to find this place hidden somewhere back in the alley.

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But the inside is pretty big.

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Me and Chris were pretty hungry on our way back from our DMZ trip, we decided to hit the barbeque at one of the touristy markets around our hostel.

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It’s a bit different from the usual Korean barbeque, but it’s pretty good.

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I’m the only girl staying at this hostel, I guess only guys are stupid enough to travel around Seoul in blizzardy February, guys and me.

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Hello again, Soju

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On my way to the airport I found this advertisement, a world map made up with Korean characters.

3 thoughts on “Barbeques and Delicacies around Seoul, South Korea

  1. Wow, now € know how to eat barbecued meat in South Korea! All the food looks delicious. I am so hungry now.

    This is going on my bucket list of places and things to do!

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