Thursday 6th Sept was a very wet day in Seoul – it poured it down nearly all day although remained hot and humid. This further scuppered my plans of sightseeing but did give me an excuse to get a bit more familiar with the local cuisine!
I was lucky enough to meet up with a couple of friends who introduced me to some interesting dishes:
- Extremely spicy chicken with dry noodles – we visited a small restaurant which only served this dish. It was delicious but not for the faint of heart. Better be ready with a large jug of water to extinguish the flames!
- Green tea latte – interesting fusion and not unpleasant (also available in iced form).
- Tok (rice cakes) – kind of squashy/rubbery substance with no taste so ate dipped in sugar.
- Belgium waffles (definitely not Korean!) – somehow managed to eat between lunch and dinner!
- Buchimgae (picture above) – made with various chopped vegetables fused together in a soft pancake. I’d really like to learn how to cook this one, apparently its popular for a rainy day.
The latter of the evening was spent in Insa-dong, an area of art shops and restaurants, which I had visited on my previous visit. By late evening it had stopped raining so on a rather heavy stomach I made my way back to the guest house in Myeong-dong and prepared for my rather epic day to follow…
Check out My Korean Kitchen for some great authentic recipes 🙂