SA Tours 8D Korea Discovery + Jeju (Feb 2012) – Focus on the FOOD

Why this post suddenly? Hahahaha.

Because I am meeting Belle for Dak Galbi tomorrow at Running Man Korean BBQ Restaurant at Temple Street tomorrow and I am kinda hallucinating korean food now. So might as well go dig out the food pics from my Korea trip last year! It’s gonna be quite an extensive post πŸ™‚ filled with beautiful food!

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Toppoki – chilli rice cakes. Chewy and spicy snack that kept our freezing bodies warm.

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Soon dae, my ultimate favourite roadside snack. It literally means pork blood sausage. It is usually made of pig’s intestines stuffed with cellophane noodles and pork blood. Yum Yum, i love innards and this is perfect for me.

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this stall gave me another part of the pig too – liver? hohoho – me not good with anatomy.. haha.

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this was from another stall which i preferred. the auntie gave me rock salt and also some chilli flakes – it really gave the soon dae so much ooomph!

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I finished the entire box myself. Hubby didnt know how to appreciate such stuff haha.

Sadly in Singapore, it’s really hard to find soon dae. So far I have eaten it at Kko Kko Nara and it’s 3 times the price =_=

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Such roadside stalls are commonly found along the streets of Seoul. and it’s always a welcoming sight in winter!

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This was the first snack we tried – fried chicken.

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It was good. Hell, whatever that was hot was delicious!

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We had this in Myeong Dong. Some cheesy potato snack. Hubby’s favourite snack!

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Look how elated he was.

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I didnt eat this (I would burst if I had) but doesnt it look so nice and orderly? πŸ™‚

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I totally heart this too – the bread was deep fried and it tasted sweet and satisfying, while the hotdog was savoury – power combi!

steamboat

When we were there, meals were the HIGHLIGHT of the day, because our tour guides brought us to all the nice places to eat! and also we were very cold from all the outdoor sight-seeing. Actually the food we were supposed to eat according to the tour package were not so good de, but the tour guides asked us if we were willing to top up some $$ – then they would bring us to the yum yum places with lots of MEAT. And so the SG foodies in our tour group said YES! muahaha. We were really glad we did, coz practically every meal was either steamboat or BBQ!

rice

We ate A LOT OF RICE during the whole trip. Strangely, the rice tasted very good in Korea. U see the yellow bits in the rice? Maybe that was why?

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This was my first Dak Galbi. and I stir-fried it for my table πŸ™‚ very fun!!

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Close up – SIZZLING! Sa sa sa!

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End product – swee boh?? It was very tasty…Belle we gonna have this tomorrow night Belle.

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This was also similar to Dak Galbi, also need to stir-fry ourselves, just that it was without veg. JUST MEAT ALONE. SURE!!! BRING IT ON MAN!

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Added garlic and onions – stir stir stir! Have to keep on stirring, if not it’ll get burnt.Β I didnt mind – i was cold and needed some exercise.

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We also had all kinds of steamboat during the trip. This was dumpling steamboat. The cabbage in Korea really cannot be compared to the one in our country. They are really sweet. You can taste the SUGAR content inside the cabbage! hence the soup was really nice too.

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This was the best steamboat ever – abalone.

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oh where oh where is the abalone?

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Tada! The waiters threw them in when the soup started boiling.

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Close Up of the dying WHOLE abalone.

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First time we had whole abalone! And we added instant mee into the soup — ooh so KOREAN πŸ™‚

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ha, this meal was not in the package. Hubby, myself and another couple decided to have supper that night in Jeju and deng deng deng – pork belly it shall be!

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along with banchan – yay to FOOD! haha, sounds weird now that I am on a diet..

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and the amount of banchan I had during thr trip was…

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the amount of kimchi i had was….

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and my superb tour guides plus photographer just kept topping them up!

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Endless.. but i love banchan!

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all sorts! i tried all of them πŸ™‚

This isn’t all of what I had in Korea. Man i wish i can go back now … they should have a tour package featuring the places where Running Man holds their races and games!