Thursday, May 28, 2015

[TRAVEL SERIES] South Korea - Amazingly Delicious and Healthy Food!

As promised a few months ago, I will be posting all about what we ate in Korea.While Korean food has been very popular in Indonesia for quite some time, it is a unique experience to enjoy the authentic experience firsthand.

Korean food is a combination of pleasure and healthy eating at the same time. That is probably the best description I could think of, and you will see the reason why below. Upon arrival, we had the opportunity to taste the bulgogi stew, or in Korean is called Bulgogi Tukbegi. This little corner in Seoul probably

Typically in Indonesia bulgogi is associated and served as grilled meat. However, in Korea eating it as a soup during cold months is very common. Savory and delicious, it also warms your body. Should you go to one of those authentic Korean restaurants, try asking for one of these. 

Bulgogi Tukbegi

Then on the next day, we went to Jeju Island. Now this is a place where the food gets kinda interesting. 

Jeju Island is known for having a specialized pig breed called the Black Pig.  The meat is obviously not black, however the taste is somewhat better than your typical pork. In this particular restaurant, the bbq meat is ALL YOU CAN EAT. I remember taking it the third time just because it's just so damn good.  Now you don't enjoy that kind of thing everyday! I have yet to try an all-you-can-eat here that serves delicious pork. 

Black Pig

Yep that's the place
Also not forgetting the J- shaped ice cream and some fancy small bites near popular tourist attractions. They are not too expensive in Korean standard and it has many variants, so you can please your tongue with the variety. From fried sausage to corn dogs and seafood skewers, it has everything. 

Fattening and satisfying.
The J ice creams in Jakarta are nothing, I dare to say nothing, compared with the true authentic Jeju ice cream. I tried the one in one of the shopping mall in Jakarta and it's just miles different. And it was cold when we tried it!. 

It tastes completely different. 

Jeju is also known for it's seafood, so if you have the chance to explore the island on your own, give it a shot! 

Is that all? The answer is no. The rest will be continued on Part 2. More good stuff incoming, and hope this would encourage you to appreciate authentic food (that means, not taking sambal overseas). 

Prepare your snacks. 

No comments:

Post a Comment