Beondegi, 번데기 – Street Food

Beondegi, 번데기 - Street Food

It’s common street food you can get near oceans.
I was born in In-cheon, 인천, where the international airport and the west coast are.
I remember I very much enjoyed eating this food until I heard a story of my friend that she saw a butterfly wing on them.. hmm.. (omg) Ever since, I couldn’t help but not think about the wings and ended up refusing buying them.
The texture is like dense tofu and you can definitely feel that you will get some protein as you chew them through.
They are usually served in a salty water so they tend to be moist!
Hope you try this when you are in Korea and let me know if you liked them 😉

Wiki:
Beondegi (Korean: 번데기) are a popular snack food in Korean cuisine. Literally meaning “chrysalis” or “pupa” in Korean, Beondegi are steamed or boiled silkworm pupae which are seasoned and eaten as a snack. Beondegi are often served by street vendors, as well as in restaurants and drinking establishments. They are also sold in cans in grocery stores and convenience stores, but they must be boiled in water before serving. Beondegi is not always sold in the market and is usually sold from street vendors, although it is possible to buy the live variant for personal preparation.

Light Decoration @ Lafesta, Il-san

DSC03351 lightIt was @ Lafesta in Il-san in Sept. 2007.
They set up beautiful decorations with lights. I was more excited about walking under the huge lights but now that I see the photo again, I’m more fascinated by the beautiful oriental designs. Sometimes you realize different things in other views when you are far away from your home country. For me, it can be also from tutoring my language and culture to westerners, since they have interesting questions about S.Korea which I wasn’t aware of. Perhaps, you will learn more about your own country when you are in Korea. 🙂

Sheep Farm in Daeguanryeong, 대관령

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The farm is well known for raising sheep in Daeguanryeong in Gangwon Province.It takes about 2~3 hours to get to the place from Seoul by car.
You can rent a house near by, with beautiful scenery! I went there with my family, had barbecue(not the lamb though lol) and visited the farm. It was incredible to experience feeding sheep and watch them how they walk or sleep while we were taking a long path around the hill. They were so cute and gentle.

It can be a very relaxing and educational trip for kids and adults and if you like nature, I highly recommend you to check out this place! 🙂

Official Website of the farm: http://www.yangtte.co.kr/