Monday, April 15, 2013

Annyeonghaseyo Korea: Food & Beverages

Resuming my Korea travelogue!

To be honest, I have never really try Korean food here, and I heard from someone/somewhere that Korean food are not to our liking. Hence I got a little worry before going to Korea, but at the same times I think I will be fine cause I am not a picky eater, basically I can tolerant with any kind of edible food xD

忘了是谁告诉我说韩国餐不好吃!味道不适合我们窝。。。所以在出发前我都有点担心了耶~


不过结果人家都胖了1kg回来啊!!>.<

The must-drink in Korea, banana milk! I think if you've been to Korea before you should know la!
Taste something like Vitagen but way yummier! I tried the strawberry flavor too but still prefer banana ones. Forgotten how many bottles I have drink... hehe.. Selling at 1200 won (about RM 3.20) at all convenient stores.
这就是传说中好喝的香蕉牛奶!我一到机场就进便利店买来试,果然很好喝!不会很甜呢~

Korean steamboat, lots of ingredients!

Side dishes are also a must in every meal, and kimchi is gotto be one of them

I tell you I ate 2 big bowls of rice like this EVERYDAY during the trip, one during lunch and one during dinner. Looks very ordinary but it is so yummy!! Just like Japanese rice!!
我是饭桶!所以我超爱韩国的米饭!很香很好吃!

这是我的最爱之一,ABC鸡汤,而且还是kampung鸡!味道超好的啦!!到现在我还很想念呢~
This is my favorite by far! ABC chicken soup, so warm and nice!

I love their big-head bean sprouts! So crunchy!

Homemade corn wine, said to be very healthy. I tried a bit in the beginning, yea taste good! I had 2 rounds, the effects were quick, I can instantly feel my warm face and body after drinking, hehe.
自制的玉蜀黍酒,味道还不错,我可以接受。

其实韩国人都吃得很清谈,很健康呢!我看就是因为酱大部分的韩国人都很苗条,说真的我好像没什么看到有大肚腩的韩国人呢!

明太鱼汤,鱼肉很新鲜很嫩!
Ming tai fish soup, this fish is quite common in Korea.

Some friends said they cannot take kimchi anymore after 2-3 days of staying there, cause of the 'taste', but surprisingly I found myself started to fall in love with kimchi! I wallop most of the kimchi everyday....... The lactobacillus inside is very good to our body.

韩国料理少不了配菜,而且他们的配菜有很多种呢!我觉得都可以接受啦!(因为我贪吃,哈哈!)

韩式的铁板烧. 我们都是吃猪肉比较多。。

Most of the time we eat Korean bbq, and I started to feel a bit heaty during the 4th day.... But then they're so yummy how to resist?

Went to Myeong-Dong street to see this famous fatty aunty, 胖阿姨。She sells fresh fruits such as dried cinnamon and strawberries.
胖阿姨是不是很胖很可爱啊?

Another Korean bbq pork

This time we add in some chili powder, tour leader said the more the better, but we separated the pork into 2 sides just in case some tour members cannot tolerant with too spicy food.

The pork is to be wrapped in the cabbage leaves

Some fried stuff along the roadside.
韩国也是有很多街边小吃

One of the famous snack, ddeokbokki, fried rice cake. 3000 won (RM 9) per bowl.
辣炒年糕也是必吃之一!

Seafood steamboat, the seafood is quite fresh. One thing I love about Korean food is that all side dishes are refillable, how nice right!

Gingseng chicken soup, very healthy! 

There're generous amount of glutinous rice inside, and some herbs.
人参鸡汤,好好喝!

可把面线加进去一起吃!

韩国泡菜有400多种,不过常吃的有20多种。在韩国的一个礼拜我几乎每餐都把泡菜扫光!其实泡菜里面的乳酸菌对身体很好呢!
导游说前几年的SARS病毒没传到韩国,全都是泡菜的功劳!

Korean bak kut teh, not bad! Slightly spicy to me though.

看似鸡蛋糕之类的小吃

Actually Korean people prefer something light and healthier, unlike us Malaysian, we tends to add a lot of sambal/cili padi during our meal time.
I think that's why most Korean people are slim. I hardly see many fat people there....

Udon, this was our last lunch in Korea, RM 15

Bibimbap, another favorite of mine. So good til I felt like having another bowl!
石锅拌饭,也是大爱!

Ginseng wine, refillable!
人参酒,很补!喝完可以再加呢~其实在韩国大部分的餐厅里,所有配菜都可以再加的。


友人说在韩国吃料理不便宜,我个人觉得是有一点点贵啦不过不会很离谱啦!反而衣服鞋子包包那些更贵耶!(迟些再分享)
基本上我还蛮爱韩国料理的!是谁说韩国餐不好吃啊?!

Overall I am pretty satisfied with the food provided by the tour, some might be slightly too expensive but still quite reasonable to me. Though most Korean food are healthy but I've gained 1kg after the trip :( But I think that's pretty normal la right? Going oversea for a trip, input > output, haha xD

Looking at all these photos, I am starting to miss Korean food already!

Relevant travelogue:
Part 1: Day 1 in Jeju


65 comments:

  1. wow, looking at so many nice food you have eaten.. just gained a 1kg weight is nothing lah, that is just so little~~

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    1. I followed my husband's company trip to Korea, we had to take halal food at Korea. So, I lost 1 kg in Korea.

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    2. SK, haha yea that's what I think also, 1kg only ma.. LOL xD

      Oh really ar Yan?

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    3. I never quite like Korean food, but after seeing your post here.... maybe I can give it a chance :)

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    4. Yvonne, yes give it a try la! Who knows? ;)

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  2. oh yeah, the banchan must be very interesting over in Korea?? actually i find them even more yummy than the main dishes sometimes, haha!!

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    1. Yep, some of them are really unique and nice!

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  3. oh the banana milk, heard so many about it, haha!! i can get it over here also but then very expensive (RM3.50 a small little pack) i am not willing to spend that money lor~~

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    1. Yea and those selling here doesn't taste so good compared to the real ones over there, hehe.

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  4. those chicken soup also looked very delicious, i would like to have them especially when the weather is cold.. and those snacks you can get from the streets!! i love them more than proper dining in restaurants~~ :p

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    1. I agree with SK. Usually when we follow tour, our food is already arranged. We have rare chance to try the food from street.

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    2. Actually still able to try also la, but need to see where we go lo...

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  5. May be because I went having halal food, I didn't get to try so many traditional Korean dishes like you. But, I couldn't accept the taste of Kimchi.

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    1. I love Korean BBQ steamboat, chicken ginseng soup and meesua a lot.

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    2. I remember you said you don't like kimchi ;)

      I love the bbq too, though they can be quite heaty!

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  6. Finally have time to visit blogs. Arrrrrrgggghhhhh, I WANT SOUPY FOOD~~~~

    Hungry now. Darn! LOL~

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    1. Ya why you so busy ar? :p

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    2. Work... handling some big ass fair =.=

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    3. Aicks.... Never mind, everything will be ok eventually!

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  7. Ha..I am a fan of kimchi too. By looking at photos you posted, you make me an urge to skip dinner at home but to patronize my favorite Korean restaurant nearby. :)

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  8. I miss the banana milk and the ginseng chicken soup. Yummy!

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  9. 这篇我喜欢!因为我爱韩国料理!
    哎呀,谁那么说的!你应该问我,哈哈!!!我会告诉你,韩国餐很好吃的啦!
    而且泡菜真的很健康的,所以韩国女子都很苗条!以前我还买泡菜来当主餐吃很喜欢,哈哈哈哈!!!!
    韩国料理的side dishes基本上都很不错吃的,喜欢!当然泡菜第一!
    那个人参鸡汤!我一直很想尝试,但是每次去韩国餐厅最后都点泡菜汤,没有尝试过。我要!
    辣炒年糕很吸引我!
    Yoo….恐怖!给我去的话会不止长1kg回来>_<|||

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    1. 哈哈不懂是谁了?

      嗯,我知道,所以我吃很多泡菜呢!

      那改次你去吃看看,人参鸡汤~

      哈哈,1kg已经很难减了。。。

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  10. 我也爱韩国料理!yum yum~~
    肚子饿看到这个post真的很难顶一下。。。~~

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  11. I like the chicken and the rice.. :) nice..

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  12. ho,我也要喝 banana milk!!
    最近我们这里来了对韩国夫妇,在家里开韩国餐(因为还没有找到店铺)
    既然这么好吃,看来我要找个时间去吃了,呵呵!!

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    1. 是啊?

      那你赶快去试试看,然后跟我们分享!

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  13. wow, so much nice food! When I was there, I didn't get to try many kinds.

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    1. that banana milk looks delicious!

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    2. Yes the banana milk is yummy and good!

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  14. Gained 1 kg I think is ok wor, hey additional 1bowl of rice that's a lot. I rather eat more dishes than rice. Hayley you still looks good, not much to worry.

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  15. From all your foods galore, I like it all too.

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    1. Definitely will try to drink that banana yoghurt drink. Is a must....

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  16. Hi Hayley, wow! Love the dishes......I can see you guys really had fun trying out Korean dishes.
    Only yesterday we bought a big bottle of Kim Chi....we eat this very often too.
    I enjoyed looking thru the pics, very nice......
    Have fun.
    Lee.

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    1. I'm surprised Lee enjoys his kimchi! I don't think I would like this dish....

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    2. Lee, ya Kimchi is nice right? But seldom men like Kimchi cause of the sourness and taste, hehe..

      Thanks for dropping by!

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  17. 我还爱吃韩国料理!烤肉,炒年糕都是我的fav!!看了你的食物我好饿呢!!

    我也要去韩国!!><

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  18. Yummmmm!!!! Don't mind Korean but no kim chi, please, thank you!

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    1. Haha Kimchi is good for health la! ^^

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  19. The Korean Steamboat looks interesting....

    But for me, i prefer Japanese foods to Korean foods, keke....

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    1. Actually I like Japanese food too!

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  20. The steamboat looks delicious......Alot of nice food.

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  21. I love Korean food, especially their side dishes and steamboat :) In fact, I just had Korean lunch few days ago. Korean restaurants are quite popular in China and quite cheap too ;)

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  22. so the bibimbap u tried is in small portion eh? XD

    I gonna eat some korean food soon hehehe

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  23. I still cannot accept kimchi. haha....Loves the banana milk!

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  24. Oh we were not introduced to banana milk? The tour guide didn't do his job but highly recommend the hot can coffee as it was cold. Love Korean food no problem with kimchi but dare not try the live octopus after hearing the tentacles sucked the tongue while eating.

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    1. Oh banana milk is quite common there too!

      LOL, tentacles sucked the tongue, sure or not? xD

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  25. Tasted the banana milk in KL. Absolutely yummy!

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  26. 我很喜欢吃韩国料理的,你这一篇有烧到我要去吃一下韩国餐解瘾了啦~~~
    我最喜欢吃BBQ的韩国料理,还有它们的炒年糕真的是一级棒到不可以~~~~~~~~~~哇塞,这一篇是我的菜!!!!!

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  27. food certainly looks mouth watering leh...me also cant resist.

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