Korean Traditional Snack


– First photo: I believe it’s made of flour and dry seaweed is on top. It’s crunchy and a bit sweet

– Second and the third photos (called 강정, Gangjeong)

They are made of rice.
I read the instructions on Naver wiki.

1) submerge rice in water for 4-5days and crush it in to powder
2) knead it with sugar water and rice wine
3) divide it into bite pieces
4) fry them
5) roll them in honey or taffy
6) sprinkle nut powder around the surface

wow.. it’s a lot of work to make this kind of things..
I always just bought and ate them without knowing they are made.
It should be more expensive if they are really made this way. It’s usually around 2000 won (2 dollars)?
not sure now though..
These are really sweet so don’t buy too many of them at once. 😉

Myeong-dong, Seoul 명동, 서울

Myeong-dong, Seoul  명동, 서울

In the heart of Seoul.

This is a Myeongdong street during the week days.
There are so many shops you can name.
If you are a K-pop fan, I highly recommend you to stop by the music store beside “밀리오레” tall shopping mall. It was pretty hard to find record shops in Korea since most of people purchase music on the internet or through their phones. However, you will find a variety of recent music cds from the shop.

I was quite amazed how many foreigners were shopping there (especially Japanese). Korean clerks were talking to me in Japanese which, I thought, was a bit disappointing at the same time.

You will meet all kinds of people here and have fun.
One thing to remind you is not to step on other people’s feet cuz on the weekends, you might not be able to find your own walking space!!