2014韓國自助korea trip • day 5. jajangmyeon & tangsuyuk // 韓式炸醬麵 糖醋肉


第五天的主要行程是和國中同學一起相約景福宮,
來個古色古香好久不見尋找李瑄王之旅!

我們原本的計劃是先去吃個厲害的土俗村參雞湯, 然後再走去景福宮,
但是後來比預計的晚出門, 怕會遲到所以臨時改成吃hotel旁邊的中華料理~
(眼尖如我  在前幾天走那條路的時候就發現它了啊!
也很難不發現啦.. 一堆韓文裡的中文lol)  

韓式炸醬麵也是我很想吃的一道菜
(總之我的to eat list上大概列了八百樣想吃的東西, 遇到狀況時可以立馬換成另外一樣  嗯哼)  
而廖先生也是一個來者不拒, 所以我們就很開心的走進這間小小舊舊的中華料理店~


the 5th day of our korea trip. we planned to visit the gyeongbokgung (royal palace) with my middle school classmate (she currently lives in seoul). and originally we were gonna go to tosokchon for their ginseng chicken soup before meeting up with my friend, but we headed out kinda late so i decided to eat at a korean chinese restaurant near by our hotel. (we passed by it a few times when we go out, and it's just too hard to missed coz you rarely see chinese language in korea lol).

korean style jajangmyeon (black bean noodles) was one of the many dishes i wanted to try as well, (there're like 800 stuff i wanna try from my "to-eat-list" so it's really easy to pick one substitute when situation like this happened lol)
mr. liao was ok with jajangmyeon, so we happily went upstairs to this tiny little chinese cuisine place. 

老闆娘看我們一臉不會說韓文的樣子  就拿了中文menu來~ 

當時才早上10點多吧, 我們其實沒有很餓,
原本只想點一碗麵的, 但怕被討厭+聽說炸醬麵就是要跟糖醋肉一起吃, 所以也點了一份糖醋肉! 
然後開始滿心期待 像個小孩似的等著食物上桌~ ~

the owner gave us the chinese menu when she noticed we don't speak korean. it was only around 10am in the morning, we weren't really hungry.. but i was afraid it's not polite to just order 1 dish + i heard you have to eat jajangmyeon with tangsuyuk (sweet & sour pork), so we ordered 1 noodles & 1 pork dish. then joyfully anticipating for the food to come like a kid~ 

登登登  傳說中黑麻麻的炸醬麵來了!!! 

邊攪拌還邊冒著煙….   果然味道和中式炸醬麵很不一樣!
韓式的醬料裡只有洋蔥和肉末, 但吃起來有種難以形容的香甜味
(韓國甜麵醬的味道).. 
我超喜歡!!  麵跟醃蘿蔔一起吃也很搭~

(drums rolling...) here's the black bean noodles~!!  it was black indeed lol. it was steaming hot when i stirred it up altogether...  it tastes very different from chinese one! the korean version only has onions & ground meats inside the sauce, but the taste was very special. the sauce is called 춘장 (korean black bean paste). i like it alot!! and the yellow radish goes perfect with the noodles~

而糖醋肉分量超級多, 上桌時我們有點傻眼..lol
豬肉裹粉現炸, 再澆上滾燙濃稠的糖醋醬..  
醋香聞起來有點嗆鼻, 肉配著蔬菜一起吃  酸酸甜甜的超級開胃! 

然後我發現那個生洋蔥配糖醋肉, 不但有解膩的作用, 
還增加了另一個辛辣口感~ 大家可以試試!

the portion of sweet & sour pork was huge! we were kinda shocked when it came out...lol
the pork slices were covered in thick flour paste then deep fried, then the sweet and sour sauce were pour on. the vinegar smell was strong but it tasted really good! and i eat it with the uncooked onions. it kinda ease the oily taste of fried food, and add another spicy spark. loved it!

很多人去韓國玩會特地去某間中華料理吃炸醬麵,
但我覺得隨便路邊一間應該都很好吃又便宜吧! 

像這間我就覺得超讚~~  吃的過程陸陸續續又來了許多客人,
很多都是熟客, 還有老爺爺單獨來吃上一碗麵, 翻著報紙, 然後跟老闆有一搭沒一搭的聊著天.. 

覺得很溫馨又可愛 : )   


這次旅行大部分餐廳都是查好的很受歡迎的, 
但我覺得這種經過就決定要來吃它的店  也給人帶來不少驚喜
而且少了觀光客, 反而更能體會韓國當地的人文..  我個人是非常喜歡!

 

many people go to some particular famous chinese restaurants when they visit korea. but personally i think you can just go to whatever one on the street, and it'll taste good with cheaper price! like this one we went. there were other customers coming while we were eating.. a lot of them were regulars. and i also saw a few grandpas came alone and they just order a bowl of noodles and enjoy their times with newspaper & chat with the owners. i thought it was very cute & warm.

throughout this trip we mostly went to the restaurants with good reviews (which i did my research), but i feel like it's also fun to just go to a random place that you walked by, it might just surprises you (in a good way) and without all the tourists you can actually experience the real korean culture.  : )


吃完韓式中餐, 我們就搭地鐵到景福宮站

在地鐵站裡經過了這個「서울메트로미술관 首爾地鐵美術館」
感覺起來是會定期更換內容,
當時正在展出來自龍仁大學媒體設計系的作品,
我們兩個設計人忍不住停下腳步好好欣賞一下~

after our brunch, we took metro to gyeongbokgung station. and we passed by this "seoul metro art museum" inside the station. i believe they change the exhibition regularly, and it was showcasing some design works from the media design department of yong in university. being a designer ourselves, we can't help but stopped and looked through all the artworks... some of them were really good! 

我真的很喜歡首爾這麼重視藝術設計, 
感覺到處都充滿了設計感, 但也還是保留許多傳統建築與文化

認真是個很迷人的城市!

 

i really adore the city, seoul. one of the reason is that they actually see "art & design" as an important element to their society. i feel like everywhere in seoul has some design elements to it, but at the same time they still possess the side of traditions. it's just so beautiful.