Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Korean Ginseng and Street food!
Good afternoon all! After yesterday's feast after feast you'd think we'd give it a rest. Sorry, that's not what we do...
After a long sleep in we woke up at noon, had some fruit and tea (our morning ritual for toiletting lol) got ready and headed out to Tosokchon which signature dish is Samkyetang (Chicken Ginseng Soup) near Gyeongbokgung station.
Samkyetang is a soup which consists of a whole young chicken stuffed with glutinous rice boiled in a broth of ginseng along with gingko nuts, garlic and jujube, as well as 30 other different types of medicinal herbs and grains.
The past few days we were eating foods with such heavy taste; this was healthy and especially good for those who perspire easily and have weak digestive organs. However, people who have high body temperatures or allergies should avoid the dish, as it boosts body temperature - So i personally think this dish is great for winter. Oh and my girlfriend just loved the "refill and eat as much as you like" large pots of kimchee and kimchee radish.
5, Jahamun-ro 5-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul
By the time we finished lunch it was roughly 4pm and we then headed out for more food as we plan to spend the rest of the day raiding the street food stands!!!!
Spiral-cut potato skewer! One whole potato is placed in the special machine which cuts it into its twister-like shape and it is deep fried and then dipped into melted cheese or flavoured powder.
Freshly squeezed Pomegranate juice in a plastic pocket!
Korean pancakes made with green onions and vegetables.
This Korean dish of rice cakes covered in a thick, spicy sauce.
Barbecued juicy whole octopus
Sundae & Dumplings
Blood sausages. Korea’s version of it uses coagulated pigs blood, glass noodles and barley, with pig or cow intestines for the sausage skin. Very spicy and stir fried with vegetables in this case. Some of you must be grossed out by this. Don’t worry, i am too but my girlfriend loved it.
And that concludes our day for now...
Heading back to our apartment for ice-cream and then bed. haha