Thanks to June, Kenny, Chinkuang and Yichang who came all the way to KLIA just to send us off. I shall see you guys on 23rd June at my place again.
The plane ride was unbearably long eventhough it takes only 7 hours because it is impossible for me to get my beauty sleep. It felt very claustrophobic because I was surrounded by screaming and crying babies.
Upon arrival at Incheon Airport, we were so happy to see Nahee and Eunji. They lead us to our first guest house which was a tragic (another ‘what you see on the webpage is different from the real thing’ case). I’m so glad that Eunji got us to [email protected]
Hostel which is much more better and affordable.
Me and Hup on a cab. I couldn’t help but notice the nutty Korean-style of driving on the freeway. Getting honked is nothing unusual to the taxi drivers. The taxi drivers are so used to change lanes unexpectedly that I thought I was going to have a heart-attack. Bus drivers love to speed on their own bus lane too, they brake and accelerate unexpectedly that I have to get hold onto the pole all the time.
Our first meal and also last meal (because it tastes soooo good) at Seoul would be this Jjim Dak place. At exit 4 – Hyehwa Station, we walked over to this place for Jjim Dak. The dish in question is a specialty of the Andong region. I promised you that this is probably the best dish you can find in Korea.
“It’s only braised chicken afterall”. Set aside your poultry skepticism because this is a real good stuff.
The menu list only one main dish, which is Jjim Dak. The larger portion costs 30,000 won which is about rm 120 while the smaller portion costs 22,000 won which is about rm 88.
Nothing beats a bowl of steamy hot rice when we are abroad. Only difference is the red coloured grain. Does anyone know what is this called?
Kimchi is an acquired taste with very tangy, potent, startling taste. Koreans have kimchi in every single meal that I have to politely swallow it down. I liking for kimchi is slowly accumulated that I nolonger find it unbearable.
Jjim Dak is served with a bowl of acidic taste white liquid with some raddish crunch. The koreans told us that a sip of the sour cold soup could relieve spiciness and yes, it does help.
It arrives on an enormous platter in an autumnal colour tune. Jjim Dak is a mixture of marinated chicken, glass noodles, vegetables, and spicy soy sauce. We enjoyed it immensely. The translucent glass noodles is made of sweet potatoes. Surrounding the chicken meat is a gaggle of carrots, potatoes, onions, zucchini, and dried chilies. The gravy has a perfect hint of sweetness and spiciness that goes very well with the rice.
Two enormous plate of Jjim Dak for 10 pax resulted in food wastage. Korean Version of Sprite is also our favourite drink in Korea. It tasted and looked like Sprite but there is something special about it.