Day 4 – Exciting Gwangjang Market Tour 광장시장 13Nov2016 (Seoul 10-13Nov2016)

café near entrance to gwangjang market @ Jongno 5 station

café near entrance to gwangjang market @ Jongno 5 station

today is our last day in seoul..

we had a fun 3 days going to –

  1. the palaces Changdeokgung 昌德宫 & Changgyeonggung 창경궁 昌慶宮, Biwon密苑secret gardens, and Gueongbokgung 경복궁 景福宫 on day 1 on arrival on 10.11.2016
  2. nami Island 남이선 南怡岛 at chuncheon 春川  on day 2 on 11.11.2016
  3. the adventure = climbing bukhansan북한산 on day 3 on 12.11.2016

today we decided to go first to gwangjang market광장시장 @ Jongno 5 station, then to sam cheong dong삼청동@ anguk station on 13.11.2016. ^^

café near entrance to gwangjang market @ Jongno 5 station

café near entrance to gwangjang market 광장시장 @ Jongno 5 station

we started the day with a cuppa. takeaway at the café near entrance to gwangjang market @ Jongno 5 station.

gwangjang market conveniently located at Jongno 5 station exit

gwangjang market 광장시장 conveniently located at Jongno 5 station exit

gwangjang market 광장시장 is conveniently located at Jongno 5 station exit…

I came here when I travelled alone in 2010 in serach of Korean cuisine (韩国料理), enjoyed every bit…

seafood pancake stall at gwangjang market 광장시장

seafood pancake stall at gwangjang market 광장시장

there were several seafood pancake stall at the gwangjang market 광장시장.

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gwangjang market 광장시장 stall selling assorted sushi & other food

there are the usual sushi & seafood stalls.

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meoli gogi (head cheese), blood sausage & jogbal @ gwangjang market 광장시장 stall

the stall that excited me were the ones sellingmeoli gogi (head cheese), blood sausage & jogbal (hocks & trotters).

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meoli gogi (head cheese), blood sausage & jogbal @ gwangjang market 광장시장 stall

we sat down at one of them. ^^

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blood sausage & jogbal @ gwangjang market 광장시장 stall

I don’t like blood sausage myself. head cheese & what looked like birth intestines (fallopian tubes) were too much for my wife, but she was game for some jogbal (trotters).

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meoli gogi (head cheese), blood sausage & jogbal @ gwangjang market 광장시장 stall

this very enterprising proprietress. business was good here, as was at the other stalls – at least 1/2 dozen of them, likely more..

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meoli gogi (head cheese), blood sausage & jogbal @ gwangjang market 광장시장 stall

they did it with soy sauce, and served like air dried, not swimming in a sauce.

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Korean thick tanhoon @ gwangjang market 광장시장 stall

we also ordered a plate of Korean thick tanhoon.

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fish cake @ gwangjang market 광장시장 stall

they sell a huge assortment of food, fish cakes & the likes. some stalls sell oden also.

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we had a 8000won jogbal @ gwangjang market 광장시장 stall

we ordered jogbal, 8000won.

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we had a 8000won jogbal @ gwangjang market 광장시장 stall

this the trotters, lower front legs, NOT the hocks, the large thighs which should cost 20,000won & people were eating those in the streets with beer etc at pojangmacha포장마차 (their streets stalls – snack carts)…

this method of cooking gives a firmer texture. I like it. it is not as gelatinous as our usual braised ter kar (pig trotters). I like both preparation actually.

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Korean thick tanhoon @ gwangjang market 광장시장 stall

the Korean tanhoon nice as usual..

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we had a 8000won jogbal @ gwangjang market 광장시장 stall

these things not my wife’s favourite, but she was game for it, though she wouldn’t take too much of it.

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seafood pancake stall at gwangjang market 광장시장

another of many seafood pancake stall at gwangjang market 광장시장…

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seafood pancake stall at gwangjang market 광장시장

generally not my kind of food…just putting a lot of carbs & fried stuff into the stomach…

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ganjang gejang (간장거장) soy crab!

& they have the ganjang gejang (간장거장) soy crab! 

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ganjang gejang (간장거장) soy crab! & other stuff, salted, cured etc

 & other stuff, salted, cured etc….

korean-ginseng

Korean ginseng

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hot pot restaurant selling what looked like fish roe & sperm sacs

& this for some exotic stuff – a hot pot restaurant selling what looked like fish roe & sperm sacs??

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hot pot restaurant selling what looked like fish roe & sperm sacs

this was what I had when I travelled alone in 2010. really shiok la!

wife of course would have none of it…

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another seafood pancake stall at gwangjang market 광장시장

it was a wonderful morning stroll with wife at this gwangjang market 광장시장.

after that, we took the subway to sam cheong dong삼청동@ anguk station.

c.h.e.f andy

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Gwangjang Market 광장시장

Address
88, Changgyeonggung-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
서울특별시 종로구 창경궁로 88 (예지동)
Type / Products
Traditional Markets / Silk, dress material, fashion apparel, agricultural and marine products, bedding, handicrafts, lacquerwares inlaid with mother-of-pearls, and more
Inquiries
• 1330 Travel Hotline: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)
• For more info: +82-2-2267-0291~5
Homepage
www.kwangjangmarket.co.kr
(Korean only)

Opening Hours:

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