29 July 2011

Day 8 - Namdaemun Market & Myeong Dong again...

Breakfast on KTX train to Seoul

We bought this take-away sushi just right outside the Busan Station. They were really fresh as made to order, also comes with condiments (pickled garlic, radish, ginger and miso soup).

Takeaway Sushi from Busan Station KRW 5,000 (about AU$4.55)

Namdaemun Market, Seoul

I was a bit disappointed here, first the Namdaemun gate was being renovated and the market wasn't my type  at all. We didn't stay there that long and headed back to Myeong Dong to get some dinner.

Deep Fried Hot Dog Bread Sticks KRW 1,500 each (AU$ 1.35)

Myeong Dong, Seoul
Just few foot steps away from Myeong Dong Gyoja Branch No.1
as shown at my previous blog (Day 5-Namsan Village)

Having walked pass this shop for few times and I vowed myself that I have to try this Dak Galbi which is actually a dish that made by stir-frying marinated chicken in a gochujang (chilli pepper paste) with sliced cabbage, onions and rice together on a gigantic cast iron pan.

Chicken Dak Galbi KRW 5,500 each - so 2 sets cost KRW 11,000 (about AU$10) and extra cheese KRW 2,000 (about AU$1.80)

Trouble... Trouble... as usual. We came inside this restaurant, seated and when we about to place an order with one of the waitress, we got this language barrier again. With pointing at the picture, I said 1 chicken dak galbi and 1 seafood dak galbi. Then she replied "No, no... two.. two." We asked what does she mean, but unfortunately she couldn't speak english at all. While we still being confused she then suddenly turned the back to us and walked away like didn't give a damn. We were like "what d hell?? " my hubby was extremely pissed and about to walked off but another waiter just approached us in a better manner and gave us a reluctant service. Later on we found out that actually a minimum 2 sets of the same food should be ordered from one table, I guess!! Once the food arrived, the waiter will come once in awhile to help for the stir-frying for you. So you can sit back and relax until the food is ready. Awful service but surprisingly good food.

O'suloc Tea House
33-1 Myeongdong 2-ga, Jung-gu, Seoul
Opening hours: 9 am - 10.30 pm

Walking along Myeong Dong - Ro, it's hard to miss this luxury greeny tea shop from the outside. This tea house is just opposite to the Tourism Information Center. Personally, nothing special for this tea shop, cheesecake was pretty ordinary, the teas were average, no 'WOW' factor here besides their expensive prices.. But on the bright side, Earl Grey Cookies were delicious with strong earl grey tea flavour. I just don't get it why this shop is very busy, probably because people just eat their brand.

Clockwise from bottom left: Green Tea Cheese Tiramisu Cake KRW 5,000/piece (AU$4.55) and Rose Tea KRW 8,000 (AU$7.20), Okro Green Tea Cappuccino KRW 9,000 (AU$8.20), Earl Grey Black Tea Sable KRW 6,000 (AU$5.45) and Double Fresh Chocolate (4 pieces) KRW 6,000 (AU$5.45)

Cheonggyecheon Stream

Euljiro 1(il)-ga station
Underground Subway Station

This incredibly delicious waffle stalls is located in the Euljiro 1(il)-ga station near the exit No.6. The appetizing smell of those waffles made us everytime that we passed by this shop, we always at least bought one. The waffle was light and crunchy, the flavoured-cream filling really lift up the taste. They have 3 different flavours: Chocolate, Strawberry, and Vanilla.

Chocolate Waffle KRW1,000 (about AU$

Fake Food. Believe it or not...

So, Octie-Appetie guys...

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