Our last, and most memorable, outing in Korea was at Gwangjang Market 광장시장. I wanted to go there to experience an authentic korean night market. To eat some crispy bindaetteok 빈대떡 and what other delicacies the market offers.
|Bindaetteok 빈대떡 - ₩5,000|
We set off by foot from our hotel late at night with a map in hand, and we still got lost. Fortunately two korean office workers helped us to get there with a bit of pointing and body language.
We started eating as soon as we set foot on the premises. The vendors were all so nice. An ahjumma, who was originally from Harbin 哈尔滨, found out that we can speak a little mandarin and gave us some extra jangtteok 장떡 with our order of gajami jjeon 가자미전. Isn't that awesome? Koreans would call this "service".
|Gajami jjeon 가자미전 - ₩12,000|
|Mayak gimbap 마약 김밥 - ₩2,000|
The surprising dish for us was the mayak gimbap 마약 김밥, it really was addictive. I think what made it was the mustard dipping sauce. The heat from the mustard goes really well with the simple flavours of the gimbap.
This visit really made us sad to be leaving Korea so soon.
Gwangjang Market 광장시장
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