Day 1 – Excellent Raw Beef Salad @ Insadong Geu Jib 仁寺洞那家 인사동 그집 on 10Nov2016 – Seoul 10-13Nov2016

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Day 1 – street stalls at anguk station exit 6

our plans for day 1 was to visit changdeokgung 昌德宫first on 10.11.2016. ^^

since this hastily hatched trip was to catch whatever autumn colours there was, the most important part of changdeokgung was to visit the secret gardens biwon 秘苑. and to do that you need to prebook the guided tour online here.

we were unsure about making it at 11.30am so booked the next available english tour at 1.30pm.

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Day 1 – chestnut vendor at anguk station exit 6

after putting down our bags at the airbnb apartment, we took the subway to anguk station, took the exit 6 as we were early so planned to take a walk + lunch at insadong 仁寺洞. 🙂

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Day 1 – the brush at entrance to insadong 仁寺洞

the landmark brush at insadong.

i didn’t notice but when googling saw that there was a message inscribed on the brush-

大韩民国传统文化艺术中心仁寺洞

republic of korea traditional culture & arts centre insadong. 🙂

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Day 1 – Insadong Geu Jib 仁寺洞那家 인사동 그집 @ insadong 仁寺洞

wife knew this place insadong geu jib where she & daughter had very nice raw beef salad.

it’s a hanok traditional house.

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Day 1 – menu, Insadong Geu Jib 仁寺洞那家 인사동 그집 @ insadong 仁寺洞

the menu was quite standard stuf..

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Day 1 – lunch, Insadong Geu Jib 仁寺洞那家 인사동 그집 @ insadong 仁寺洞

we ordered a raw beef salad + a grilled belly pork with gochujang.

came with 4 bachan side dishes 반찬.

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Day 1 – raw beef salad, Insadong Geu Jib 仁寺洞那家 인사동 그집 @ insadong 仁寺洞

the raw beef salad was quite excellent.

very sweet, tender beef no residue…& a great mix of vegetables.

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Day 1 – grilled belly pork with gochujang, Insadong Geu Jib 仁寺洞那家 인사동 그집 @ insadong 仁寺洞

the belly pork was standard fare. competent.

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Day 1 – banchan반찬 side dishes, Insadong Geu Jib 仁寺洞那家 인사동 그집 @ insadong 仁寺洞

the 4 bachan side dishes 반찬. korean food quite salty, not the most healthy la… 🙂

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Day 1 – seaweed soup & rice, Insadong Geu Jib 仁寺洞那家 인사동 그집 @ insadong 仁寺洞

some seaweed soup.

a very good lunch. i think 11,000won for raw beef salad & 10,000 for belly pork. ^^

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Day 1 – small mall @ insadong 仁寺洞

after taht we took a walk along insadong.

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Day 1 – small mall @ insadong 仁寺洞

the mall was a tiny 3 storey structure.

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Day 1 – second floor flower bed, small mall, korean restaurant @ insadong 仁寺洞

flower bed on level 2.

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Day 1 – great mathematician making dragon beards @ insadong 仁寺洞

young fella making the supper thin dragon beard.

it’s like street entertainment. he was counting to some western tourists – 2,4,8,16,32,64,128 etc till 100,000s…lol. ^^

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Day 1 – walking down insadong 仁寺洞

a good stroll after lunch. didn’t buy anything la…

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