Day 2 – Mr Dakgalbi 닭갈비at Chuncheon 春川 Nami Island Ferry Point on 11Nov2016 (Seoul 10-13Nov2016)

dakgalbi 닭갈비

dakgalbi 닭갈비

after the awesome autumn colours at nami island 남이섬 南怡岛, we were back at the ferry point on Chuncheon 春川.

the next train from gapyeong was 1.30pm. so it was just good time for us to have a dakgalbi 닭갈비 chicken ribs lunch at one of the many dakgalbi restaurants here.

mr dakgalbi 닭갈비at chuncheon 春川 nami island ferry point

mr dakgalbi 닭갈비at chuncheon 春川 nami island ferry point

we picked mr dakgalbi.

they all felt the same to me.another we walked in earlier charged the same 11,000pax.

mr dakgalbi is next to the ‘Topland’ bungee jump tower in the huge carpark area at the ferry point to depart for nami island. while we were dining, we saw one jumper leaping off the bungee tower.

mr dakgalbi 닭갈비at chuncheon 春川 nami island ferry point

mr dakgalbi 닭갈비at chuncheon 春川 nami island ferry point

we walked in at 12pm. there were still a few tables. shortly, it got quite crowded.

dakgalbi 닭갈비

dakgalbi 닭갈비

we didn’t expect much from a dakgalbi dish.

i think we can all cook chicken thighs or ribs better la…anytime really!

but it’s a famous dish in Chuncheon 春川, so since we were here might as well take it. not expensive anyway. 🙂

dakgalbi 닭갈비

dakgalbi 닭갈비

some chicken pieces & cabbage.

did not look like a lot for 2pax but it was enough.

dakgalbi 닭갈비

dakgalbi 닭갈비

not much effort or skill required also.

dakgalbi 닭갈비

dakgalbi 닭갈비

& any meat, belly or pork steak or chicken, all come out nicely with gochujang.

and there were some korean spicy rice cake (ddeokbokki: 떡볶이). ordinary perhaps, but still a gratifying lunch.

c.h.e.f andy

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Mr Dakgalbi 닭갈비

Address:

477-804 경기 가평군 가평읍 달전리 106-2

Daljeon-ri, Gapyeong-eup, Gapyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do, Korea (477-804)

Contact:

031-582-2739/ 010-8773-6601

Day 2 – Getting to Nami Island 남이섬 南怡岛 in Chuncheon 春川 on 11Nov2016 (Seoul 10-13Nov2016)

itx train tickets

itx train tickets

nami Island 남이선 南怡岛 is one of the destinations popularised by winter sonata 冬季恋歌 2002

it’s one of the many korean dramas my family watched (still watches). haha!

we went on a korea tour in 2003 & during winter! covering chuncheon 春川, soraksan, sokcho 束草, yongpyong ski resort, when the children were still quite young.

strangely though, i remembered clearly that our korean driver took us to (to be safe especially driving in treacherous winter roads, we had a personal paid english speaking korean driver & MPV to take us for the entire trip) –

jungdo중도中岛观光地, & according to this link – 

KBS电视剧《冬季恋歌》、电影《娃妮和俊河》、SBS电视剧《父与子》等都曾在中岛取景

Now though nami Island 남이선 南怡岛 is the goto place.

after reading the many good guides on getting to Nami Island 남이선 南怡岛 by several bloggers,

we booked our tickets from yongsan (seoul) to gapyeong (chuncheon) on itx trains(for ourselves staying at hongdae, we find yongsan to be most convenient!).

its quite simple.

go to the link http://www.letskorail.com/ebizbf/EbizBfTicketSearch.do#

enter yongsan & gapyeong in the “Departure/Arrival” boxes,

choose itx-cheongchun in the “Train” dropdown menu,

pick your date & hit “Inquiry” button (they meant Enquiry la…)

be at the ticket window of a korail station early to collect your tickets

be at the ticket window of a korail station early to collect your tickets

be at the ticket window of a korail station early (with passport & reservation confirmation slip) to collect your tickets – like 1/2hr before.

itx train

itx train

train was quite comfortable.

on our way back though, we did not make reservation, so had to stand (sit on the floor) almost the entire journey! it was a friday! so look at the timetable & book your return as well.

gapyeong station

gapyeong station

we arrived at gapyeong station in chuncheong about 9.30am.

commuter bus stop opposite side of road, gapyeong station

commuter bus stop opposite side of road, gapyeong station

we crossed over the road to take the commuter bus. can’t remember the fare. paid with our T-money card.

tour bus stop outside gapyeong station

tour bus stop outside gapyeong station

the tourist shuttle bus cost 5,000 won. we were taking just one stop to nami island so did not need that.

nami island ferry point shops

nami island ferry point shops

there are many dakgalbi (chicken rib) 닭갈비 restaurants at the ferry point carpark area.

we later had lunch at mr dakgalbi. ^^

nami island ferry point shops

nami island ferry point shops

but first to get to the ferry to go over to nami island 남이섬 南怡岛.

ferry to nami island 남이섬 南怡岛

ferry to nami island 남이섬 南怡岛

on the ferry leaving for ferry to nami island 남이섬 南怡岛

on the ferry leaving for ferry to nami island 남이섬 南怡岛

the return adult ferry fare is 8,000won.

view from ferry

view from ferry

view from ferry

view from ferry

view from ferry

view from ferry

view from ferry

view from ferry

arriving at nami island 남이섬 南怡岛

arriving at nami island 남이섬 南怡岛

arriving at nami island 남이섬 南怡岛

arriving at nami island 남이섬 南怡岛

nami island 남이섬 南怡岛

nami island 남이섬 南怡岛 ferry point

ferry leaving nami island 남이섬 南怡岛

ferry leaving nami island 남이섬 南怡岛

arrived at nami island 남이섬 南怡岛 & took some photo at the ferry point.

see here for the awesome autumn colours-

https://chefquak.com/2016/12/08/day-2-awesome-autumn-colours-on-nami-island-in-chuncheon-on-11nov2016-seoul-10-13nov2016/

nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

nami Island 남이선 南怡岛  

nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

they also aspire to be secret garden, one with a hundred maples….

what is merlion in nami Island 남이선 南怡岛?

what is merlion in nami Island 남이선 南怡岛?

thye got merlion too? a bit commercialised here…

nami Island 남이선 南怡岛?

nami Island 남이선 南怡岛?

& they have this obsession with naminara republic, make-believe land of fairy tales, & their passport & central bank…

nami Island 남이선 南怡岛...

nami Island 남이선 南怡岛..

nami island

nami island

nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

rest stop for coffee & red bean pastry, nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

a great rest stop, for coffee & more…

queue for red bean fried pastry nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

queue for red bean fried pastry nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

red bean fried pastry nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

red bean fried pastry nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

a nice treat, very tasty red beans, not too sweet, & hot & crispy dough….

red bean fried pastry stall nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

red bean fried pastry stall nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

red bean fried pastry stall nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

red bean fried pastry stall nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

red bean fried pastry nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

red bean fried pastry nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

fast food factory, can ram up production quite a bit…

red bean fried pastry nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

red bean fried pastry nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

we bought a second one…it was very nice.

red bean fried pastry stall, nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

red bean fried pastry stall, nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

see again the fallong leaves…in slow mo…

nami Island 남이선 南怡岛 

nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

happy mother nursing sculture, nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

happy mother nursing sculture, nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

happy mother nursing sculture, nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

happy mother nursing sculture, nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

like this happy mother nursing sculture…

nami island

nami island

nami island

nami island

nami island

nami island

nami island

nami island

another view of this awesome red maple…

nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

sake bottles, nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

sake bottles, nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

sake bottles, nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

sake bottles for the wall…

nami island

nami island

we walked to the quiter side of the island.

nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

& along the coastline back towards the ferry point.

nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

what about the ostrich? nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

what about the ostrich? nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

rows of ostrich toys….

zip wire to nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

zip wire to nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

you can also take a zip wire to nami Island 남이선 南怡岛.

see the 2 black specks?

zip wire to nami island

zip wire to nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

zip wire to nami island

zip wire to nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

it’s a one directional journey from the tower, then by same ferry as we were taking back.

zip wire nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

zip wire nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

back at the ferry point on the mainland.

we checked the itx train schedule…we were in good time for lunch then catch the bus to gapyeong station to take the itx train back to yongsan station in seoul.

c.h.e.f andy

Day 2 – Awesome Autumn Colours on Nami Island 남이섬 南怡岛 in Chuncheon 春川 on 11Nov2016 (Seoul 10-13Nov2016)

how do one begin to describe autumn colours?

nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

we were hoping to catch the tail end of autumn splendour in this seoul trip.

at nami Island 남이선 南怡岛, we were rewarded with the embrace of autumn everywhere we turn.

nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

red bean fried pastry stall, nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

red bean fried pastry stall, nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

a nice coffee break..

red bean fried pastry nami Island 남이선 南怡岛 

red bean fried pastry nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

& a warm red bean fried pastry to warm the stomach…

autumn leaves

autumn leaves

autumn leaves

autumn leaves

amidst fallen leaves, falling leaves….

秋的气息

the chilly air,the awesome colours all round, the falling leaves…

nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

秋色离靡

endless embrace of autumn everywhere you turn.

nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

a red maple in all its splendour…

nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

all the ginkyo leaves…

nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

we walked along the further quieter side of the island, far from the usual crowd…

nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

nami Island 남이선 南怡岛

a delightful stroll.

calm, peaceful, everything in its rightful place.

 

c.h.e.f andy

 

S$5 Fish + Wings @ Adam’s Nasi Lemak, Adam Road Food Centre on 8Dec2016

S$5 fish + wings = 4 ikan kuning, 1 chicken wing, 1 egg, ikan bilis, kachang

S$5 fish + wings = 4 ikan kuning, 1 chicken wing, 1 egg, ikan bilis, kachang

passing by adam road food centre, decided to pick up some nais lemak, 9.50am on thursday, 8.12.2016. ^^

selara rasa already long queue about 10pax.

S$5 fish + wings = 4 ikan kuning, 1 chicken wing, 1 egg, ikan bilis, kachang

S$5 fish + wings = 4 ikan kuning, 1 chicken wing, 1 egg, ikan bilis, kachang 

adam’s nasi lemak only 2pax in front, so i lined up there.

there was this S$5 fish + wing.

i asked makcik “2 fish”? she said “don’t worry i give you more”.

anyway, 4 ikan kuning, 1 chicken wing, 1 egg, ikan bilis, kachang = that’s what i got for S$5….

4 ikan kuning (albeit 2 smaller ones) a bit of overkill, but i “ngiau” so more ikan, merrier la…

S$5 fish + wings = 4 ikan kuning, 1 chicken wing, 1 egg, ikan bilis, kachang

S$5 fish + wings = 4 ikan kuning, 1 chicken wing, 1 egg, ikan bilis, kachang 

i bought 2 packets.

but today, taste-wise so-so leh.

2 larger ikan kuning quite tasteless. 2 smaller ones quite nice especially with chilli…i think my helper can do better la..

the chicken wing ok but again my helper can do better la…i can can also do better…

chilli & fragrant rice always good, and ikan bilis & kachang also so.

cannot be too picky la..for S$5..

son likes the second stall, selara rasa, which is a lot more popular & forever longer queue.

i like that selara also la, just not enough to queue long long…

c.h.e.f andy

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ADMA’S NASI LEMAK
ADDRESS
#01-01 Adam Road Food Centre, 2 Adam Road, 289876
OPENING HOURS
Mon: 08:00 – 14:00
Wed – Sun: 08:00 – 14:00
Closed: Tue