Korean Eats

As our adventure in Seoul is very short, we only got to try few Korean foods. But all the foods that we had did not disappoint. Just like this Korean style egg bread (Gaeran Bbang) that we had in Myeongdong. It was freshly baked and flavored just right. It’s one of the street foods in Korea and sold on the street in cold weather.

We also had fried shrimps, served in a paper cup which is another popular menu sold along with fried calamari and fried baby crabs.

 

We did not only try street foods. We also went to a restaurant in Insa-dong where the interior looks like the inside of a hanok (traditional Korean house). Mind you, we ate here 5 minutes after eating bulgogi in another restaurant. And although we were still really full, the food was so good that we were still able to finish it.

 

And here are some more foods that we had in Seoul. 🙂

 

We asked a local where the best bulgogi is and she pointed us to a small restaurant around the corner of Insa-dong. It was a little bit fancier and more expensive but the foods hit the spot.

Our stroll around Seoul’s largest palace – Gyeongbokgung Palace


Gyeongbokgung Palace was the first royal palace built by the Joseon Dynasty, three years after the Joseon Dynasty was founded. Built in 1395, Gyeongbokgung Palace was located at the heart of newly appointed capital of Seoul and represented the sovereignty of the Joseon Dynasty. 

The largest of the Five Grand Palaces, Gyeongbokgung served as the main palace of the Joseon Dynasty.


We were able to witness the changing of the guards which is kinda cool and interesting.

Every corner of the palace is picture perfect so we couldn’t help but take tons of photos! 

SEOUL: Bukchon Hanok Village

Bukchon Hanok Village is home to hundreds of traditional houses, called hanok, that date back to the Joseon Dynasty. The name Bukchon, which literally translates to “northern village,” came about as the neighborhood lies north of two significant Seoul landmarks, Cheonggyecheon Stream and Jongno.