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traditional set lunch

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Wandering around Insa-dong in Seoul, we overheard someone saying that a restaurant was her mother’s favourite. Of course, we had to try it. She recommended the traditional set lunch.

It included mackerel, tiny sardines, some sort of fish floss, kimchi, tofu, pickled cucumber, pickled chayote (choko), chilli paste, soup, rice and a few other things I couldn’t quite place.


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July 14, 2017 at 6:04 am

korean teahouse

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A visit to Korea wouldn’t be complete without a teahouse. We found this charming one on our travels.

As the weather was hot we chose an iced green plum tea with pine nuts.

To accompany our tea we ordered a traditional Korean confection called Gangjeong. Made of glutinous rice it is a deep-fried rice puff, extremely light, chewy and hollow inside and coated with honey and puffed rice. Gangjeong can also be coated in a variety of nutty beans, nuts, seeds, pollen, or spice powders and are often served during important events like weddings and New Year celebrations.

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July 8, 2017 at 5:42 am

korean food shopping

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In Korea, you can’t help but notice all the Lotte stores. There are Lotte Department Stores and even Lotte Duty Free at the airport but best of all are the supermarkets: Lotte Mart. The vast varieties of tofu could be confusing……








but the most fun for a non-Korean speaker are the snacks. Lotte have their own brand which you will find in Asian stores near you.


Of the snacks we tried this was our firm favourite – crunchy little crab-shaped and flavoured snacks with a strong kick of wasabi. Try them if you get the chance!

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July 2, 2017 at 5:42 am