Busan Food Korea Travel

Kwanganri Beach

After heading back into the centre of Busan it was time for lunch. Stopping somewhere near Pusan National University we found a restaurant where we ordered iced noodles (Milmyeon – a local speciality) with fried rice and chicken (Dakgalbi Bokumbab).


Eating noodles in ice was certainly a new experience for me but to be honest I wouldn’t call it my favourite dish although everything else was delicious.


In the afternoon I got my first proper look at the coastline in Busan, which is after all a port city! Surrounded by tall buildings Kwanganri beach was somewhat surreal but even more extraordinary was the huge double-decker suspension bridge they had built straight across the bay on the horizon. My pictures don’t really do it justice so I suggest checking it out on Google Maps, how this thing was ever built is amazing!


Whilst it wasn’t a particularly hot day there were still plenty of people having fun in the water and even a few swimming. Apparently, in the height of summer, the beaches are teaming but since most Koreans don’t like getting a suntan they bring thousands of umbrellas – just take a look here!


Originally from the UK, David is designer and wanderer currently based in Kamakura. Prior to this, he lived in China and longs to explore more of this vast and varied land. He started Randomwire in 2003 to chronicle his travels and occasional musings. Feel free to drop him a line.

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  1. David says:

    Iced-noodles weren't really my cup of tea – feels like eating live squid to my mind (something the Koreans also like but not something I could ever bring myself to do!). Some Korean food is a bit of an acquired taste!!

  2. Seonhye Lee says:

    i generally don't like iced-noodles much. (we call it 'NaengMyeon') but i liked Milmyeon. not too cold, not too tough unlike general NaengMyeon. 🙂

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