Korea Part 3 – Gyeongbok Palace / Street Food
I hope everyone had a fabulous CNY break! Back to my final Korea post where I will share some of the street food I have tried in Korea. Before that, here are some pictures of Gyeongbok Palace which is said to be one of the most beautiful palaces in South Korea.
Gyeongbok Palace was built in 1395 and the premises were destroyed by fire at the time of Japanese occupation from 1592-1598. However, the palace was later restored under the leadership of Heungseondaewongun during the reign of King Gojong (1852~1919).
Korea has a lot of tasty street food. You can never get hungry while shopping! When we were in Myeongdong, we tried some of the yummy street food.
This was one of the most yummy street food for me. During winter where everywhere is so cold, the Fish Bread came right. It is a pancake-like mix with red bean paste.
And there is Ho Ddeok which is flour shells filled with cinnamon and sugar.
Corn dogs are very popular. They are deep fried and served on a stick. If you don’t like hot dog, there is chicken, shrimps etc.
Mandu is the Korean word for dumpling. It comes in different shape and can be steamed or fried. The one we tasted is pan fried with turnip, similar to our local soon kueh, but too oily for me.
And there is Dak-kkochi which is Korean skewered chicken. Pieces of chicken are brushed with sweet sauce then grilled over the open flame.
If you prefer the Japanese style skewered chicken, there is also teriyaki chicken stick which the boy likes very much.
Myeongdong is a shopping paradise, I can spend whole day there going into every shop to look at accessories, handphone covers, clothings etc. The Evisu jeans there is also much cheaper than Singapore. So remember to buy a pair of jeans!
On our last day, we visited the Kimchi school and wrapped our own kimchi. Our products were packed in plastic bags and sent to the nearby orphanage to bless the children there.
Then we proceed to try out the hanbok and take some fun photos.
These are our tour friends which we became really close after the trip. Despite the not-so-convenient hotels, not-so-yummy food we had, their company made our trip memorable. We went around all the 7-11 stalls near our hotels every night, ate the super yummy “believable quality” fried chicken in ski resort, sat at a cafe and talked for hours… can’t imagine how our trip will be like without them.
And lastly, here is a photo with our tour guide Vincent. He doesn’t have the perfect English but I thank him for trying.
Alright, that concludes my Korea trip. If you missed any of the previous posts, you can click the links below to read more!