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Cheonggyecheon in Seoul, Korea [Part 1]

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Cheonggyecheon, is a new, renovated part of Seoul, Korea. Cheonggye is actually the name and “cheon” means “stream”. At Cheonggyecheon, you will find a bunch of cool floats that light up at night. Although I didn’t have time to be there at night, here’s some photos I took for you to enjoy: This is where the Cheonggye stream starts with floats. Here’s some of the more famous Korean living things. See Part 2 See Part 3

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Sorae Pogu Fish Market in Incheon Korea! – Part 5

(Fresh Oysters!) After walking around the Sorae Pogu market for about an hour, we decided to eat some Korean sashimi.  They looked so yummy, my aunt and I decided to eat some. At the market, there are some fish stores that have a place inside for you to eat the fish.  You can also buy different types of fish then go to a place that will filet the fish and make it edible. These are the stores that have place to sit inside.  But if you prefer, they will sit you on the street with the view of the boats coming into the docks.  Since I like the view, we decided to sit down on the streets like some other old men were doing and getting drunk. This ain’t the most comfortable setting but at least you’ve got some fresh fish and view of the ocean. First, we ordered some live octopus, my favorite food of all time. Then we ordered oysters, these are the ones we saw earlier and they just melt in your mouth. My aunt ordered us a bunch of different types of Korean sashimi.  I am not even sure what each of these are but they … Continue reading

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Sorae Pogu Fish Market in Incheon Korea! – Part 4

Near the docks where the fishing boats are coming in, there’s even more stores that sell literally fresh shrimps just off the boat. These shrimps are actually live still, moving around. Check out these fish just fresh off the boat, can you spot the shark here?  Since these fish are more fresh than inside the fish market, you will have to pay a bit more. (and haggle of course) It’s only 11:45AM now, there’s still a lot of people at this market, that tells you how crazy Koreans are about fresh fish. Check out soy-marinated raw crabs, these are my favorite, called Gae-jang in Korean. These Korean blue crabs are literally everywhere! Click Here to Read Part 5! Go back to Part 3

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Sorae Pogu Fish Market in Incheon Korea! – Part 3

Once we reached the end of Sorae Pogu fish market, we came to the dock where the actual fishing boats were coming back with fresh fish. I decided to take a closer look at these Korean fishing boats. By seeing the nets and some shrimps, I think this boat was a shrimp boat. As you can tell, they kinda rigged up everything here but I guess it works well by judging how much fish is at the market. We also ran into this store that had like 50 different types of Korean shells.  That’s a lot of shells if you ask me, maybe at least 2 weeks to try them all! The store name is “Shell Heaven”, I can’t really disagree with that I guess. These Korean blue crabs are wildy popular among Korean people, it’s a traditional icon almost.  If you’ve watched Forest Gump you will know what I mean, Koreans make Crab Spicy sashimi, Crab soup, Crab salad, etc…etc… Click Here to Read Part 4! Go back to Part 2

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Sorae Pogu Fish Market in Incheon Korea! – Part 2

When we actually arrived at the center of Sorae Pogu fish market, we were delighted with all kinds of fresh fish they had. Everyone kept yelling at us to buy their stuff, just typical Korean-style of trying to get customers interested in buying their fish. Check out some of these fresh shrimps, fresh off the boat. Koreans love to eat Sashimi with live fish, here’s some live fish you can eat sashimi with.   They have virtually no Korean sashimi outside Korea, I believe this is mainly due to the fact that Korean fish doesn’t live in the U.S. waters.   There’s like a thousand different types of Korean fish sashimi the world doesn’t know about. Of course, Koreans don’t eat everything live, they also make fish soup, fried fish, etc…etc… Check out some of these native, Korean crabs.  They are very similar to the blue crabs in the U.S. but of course, it tastes better for Korean food. Koreans also eat all types of fish intestines and, here’s a store we spotted that sold them. Koreans like to marinate the fish intestines and eggs with Korean hot pepper flavor, doesn’t it look yummy? By the way, these fish intestines … Continue reading

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Sorae Pogu Fish Market in Incheon Korea! – Part 1

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Sora Pogu fish market in Incheon, Korea is one of the coolest places to get some “real” Korean Hae (회), sorta like Japanese sashimi but with Korean fish.  Not that many tourists know about this fish market (and I might be the first one to tell the world about it) but this fish market is “the” place to visit if you come to South Korea. Upon arrival, I didn’t really get to see the fish market but just a bunch of seafood restaurants. (and a delivery truck pictured above)  This was actually my first time to the Sorae Pogu market and my aunt is a long-time resident of Incheon who took me here. What I was about to see (the fish market) was going to be very exciting. (if you are into fish and seafood that is) While walking to the Sorae Pogu fish market, we saw a bunch of offers for some seafood snacks and some fresh, local Makkuli (Korean rice wine).  I should have sat down for some, now I regret it everyday for not day-time drinking. Upon walking further towards the center of the fish market, we noticed more and more fish shops like shown above.  When … Continue reading

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How to Find a Restroom in Korea!

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If it’s your first time to South Korea, you might have a hard time finding a restroom because it’s a bit different than in the U.S. First of all, Koreans call restrooms “Toilet”. So, your best bet is looking for signs for “Toilet”. Second, if you are in Seoul, Korea or any urban city, you can easily find a public restroom in a building. Most buildings have restrooms on the 2nd floor and most of them are usually not locked. If you need to go to the bathroom bad and you are in the streets of Seoul or any other city, just go into any building and walk up the stairs to the second or third floor until you find a bathroom. And one more tip, for ladies especially, carry a travel-size toilet paper with you as not all public restrooms in Korea have toilet paper. Also, the best toilets in Korea are in malls.  Just go to the nearest mall (that looks nice) and you can expect some nice toilets and toilet paper too. It’s a really simple Korean fact but a lot of tourist might not know this so, just a tip when you have to go pee … Continue reading

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Han Woo – “Real” Korean BBQ!

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Han Woo is a local, native cattle/cow, it has a slightly lighter color than regular brown cattle. In South Korea, Han Woo is very expensive as there’s not so many of them but Han Woo is one of the most delicious beef in the whole world, in my opinion. Han Woo beef also boasts the lowest cholesterol levels in beef in the world and also has, believe it or not, plenty of Omega 3 fats, that is unbelievably good beef. The Han Woo, compared to some beef in the U.S., is much more smooth and tasty. Of course, you can only get Han Woo in Korea, they don’t export it. In South Korea, most people eat either Australian imported beef or the Han Woo. Australian beef isn’t bad either but it’s certainly not a fresh as Han Woo. In my recent trip to Korea, I had the pleasure of eating Han Woo, it is indeed very good. If you are steak-addict like me, you will certainly make sure to eat some Han Woo, “the real Korean BBQ” they call it, in Korea. Also, most Korean BBQ restaurants will use “real”, fresh charcoal, not some kind of gas like here in … Continue reading

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