Jeon, buchimgae, jijimi- all the same things going by different names. They’re Korean savoury pancakes, made with anything from meat to veggies to kimchi. You cannot go wrong with these babies, trust me.
Me derping by the import selection. Hersheys, Haribos, random Japanese sweets, Vitamin supplements- we got ’em alllll.
Nom food moment, in front of a freaking sashimi stall! In the middle of a marketplace! I found that pretty cray.
Sweetened azuki bean porridges, called danpatjuk. Sweet pumpkin porridge peaking its yellow face right behind it! Num.
In line for the most famous bindaetteok place! With some cool middle aged dude. (who incidentally looked straight at the camera every time Sofie took a photo in the general direction of the place)
Bindaettoek is a type of korean savoury pancake, made entirely with ground mungbeans, without any flour. Nope, that doesn’t promise a healthy, low-calorie, whatever dinner; guys. This stuff is freaking deep fried in oil. And its oh-so-good. Your waistline can sort itself out later. Who cares when you’ve got this baby in front of you?
Fried, perfectly-crisped goodness. Soft, moist, and mushy on the inside, with the perfect crunch on the outside- especially dipped or eaten with the soysaucy onions, it is heaven.
We didn’t get to take enough pictures! But it’s also famous for its mayak kimbap (tiny versions of kimbap, eaten dipped in a special mustard sauce, literally meaning drug kimbap because it’s oh-so-addicting), bindaettoek, and soondae. (Korean blood sausage. Yup. Derp. But.. surprisingly yummy, to be perfectly honest.) Don’t be surprised to see piles of pig feet and pig faces (…) casually strewn about some of the stalls.
Overall, we really loved the place. It’s not fancy, it’s not the polished, snooty side of Seoul- it’s a place of humble, traditional Korean food and warmth. It’s a really homely place to come, bustling with people. Just don’t be too frightened by that piece of unidentifiable -or all too uncomfortably identifyiable- meat in the stalls.