Friday, July 11, 2008

Travel/Food - Memories from Korea, Jeju Island, Mt. Sorak, Seoul, Vivaldi (Dakgalbi, Bulgogi, Samgyetang)

Korean food is highly nutritious, low calories and are often made from a wide variety of vegetables. Commonly used seasonings are red bean paste, soya sauce, sesame oil, scallions and garlic. The internationally famous Korean Kim Chi is available in many varieties. This fermented cabbage dish is good for your digestive system. Grilled or barbecue Golgi (ribs, pork or beef) and bulgogi(thin strips of marinated meat) are one of the must have food in Korea. Korean barbecue is one of my favorite and they are served with lots of vegetables. Korean people do not hold their bowls and plates while eating. So, if you are eating rice with chopstick, please do not hold up the bowl.
A good lunch of Samgyetang(stewed whole chicken stuffed with rice and ginseng) gave us the energy we need for shopping marathon in Dongdaemun market.

These are some of the pictures from my Korea trip, last year. It was fun traveling with all my friends from PFMB, Amy, Goh, our great CEO Mark and his family. I have traveled alone to many countries, but this time I have my wife with me. A very special trip indeed. Pictures paint a thousand words…………..food, food, food......


1) Dakgalbi Lunch at Chuncheon Myungdong.2)Dakgalbi Metal Sign on the road pavement



1)Korean steamboat in Seoul................................2)Barbecue lunch near Insadong


1) Barbecue lunch at Jeju Island.........................2) Fish Market at Mt. Sorak



1) Steamboat dinner in Mt.Sorak ....................2) Sashimi Dinner in Jeju Island



1) Samgyetang - Ginseng Chicken soup ..............2) Big crabs.... wow

1) At MBC studio, Jewel of the Palace set............2) At Korean War Museum
With the pretty & cute lead actress
Lee Young Ae...... ha ha
1) Scenery at Mt. Sorak..........................2) Jeju Island, one of the location they shot the
......................................................................................Jewel of the Palace(Dae Jang Geum).

1) Mt. Sorak. Notice the donuts in sticks?..........2) A curious fella!

A male Ginseng and female ginseng. LOL (Pictures taken by Amy)

Yours truly touching the tummy of Dolharubang in Jeju Island for good luck but still haven't strike Toto yet until today!
The volcanic crater at Sungsan Sunrise Peak

1) A traditional Korean dancer..........................2) Rapeseed flower and Cherrie Blossom blooming
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3 comments:

Calvin Soo KJ said...

great photos....tot of travelling to korea for my honeymoon last month. ended up in bali instead.

Pete said...

Calvin: I love Korea. A very nice and clean place. Good food and nice scenery. You should plan your next trip there... Jeju Island is for honeymooners....Just married must honeymoon for 1 year lah! heh heh heh

Roses said...

korea is getting more expensive due to those over-rated dramas.
i learned korean when it wasnt that popular back then.
i envy u. u went to honeymoon island (jeju-do) and mt sorak was pretty famous eh...

hmmm...
and the food...*salivate

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