Foodmania~

If there’s one thing I can keep writing about 24/7, it’s food. I can talk about it all the time and take tons of unnecessary pictures of it (as you already may have seen, hahah!) and…and..%/#/#/! Yeah, anyways so I was thinking, why not share all the food experiences i’m having here in Seoul (SO MUCH YUMMIE FOOD HERE!!) with you guys?

Me and ze wifey had an idea about documenting our stay here in Seoul back in Sweden but since we go to different schools and it’s more than 1 h distance from us, it’s hard to find the time to even see eachother due to our busy schedules. Going from almost seeing eachother everyday to only maybe 1-2 times a week is a bit hard but we manage ’cause we that awesome!

But yeah, enough depressing talk and let’s get to the point, hahah! Our first video was kinda spontaneous and was more of a joke to our foodmonsters to friends back home but it turned out pretty good anyways I think! It’s my first video and editing ever so be nice!

I was supposed to show you a video but stupid Youtube muted my video because of copyright reasons from YG so it’ll just be pictures this time. Will have to fix that another day -o-!!

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We were first introduced to this place when we were meeting a friend of ours whom we had met in Sweden when she was on an exchange. This restaurant has the yummiest samgyupsal i’ve tasted so far! Basically, 삼겹살 is grilled pork belly which you eat with lettuce leaves, grilled onion, slices of raw garlic, 쌈장 (which is like, wrapping sauce made of red pepper paste, bean paste, onion, garlic, green onion, sesame oil), kimchi, green chili peppers etc.

This particular restaurant also has thin slices of 떡 (rice cakes) which you can wrap and eat with and the meat, kimchi and bean sprouts are grilled on a stone plate. So effing goood! The restaurant’s name is 떡삼겹돌김치 (means like, rice cake samgyup and stone kimchi).

How to get here: Line 4 with the subway to 명동 (Myeongdong) and go out from exit 6. You’ll find Nature Republic on your left when you come out. Go straightforward and then turn left by Nature Republic’s corner. Go then straight in about 4-5 minutes or so and you’ll see the place! Enjoy!

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Recovering with 삼계탕 (Sam-gye-tang)

I’ve been feeling a little under the weather lately and on the verge of catching a cold and a cold is really the last thing I need right now so yesterday me and Sofia decided to eat something healthy for once (aftereatingalotsofunhealthythings….) and 삼계탕 was the first thing we could think of. So we went to a restaurant that Sofia had looked up, who were supposed to be very famous for it’s Samgyetang and that it was among late President Roh’s favorite restaurants.

Said and done, we went to the restaurant called Tosokchon, located near the Gyeongbokgoong station. Didn’t know what to expect really because neither of us had tasted Samgyetang before but we arrived to a beautiful traditional built restaurant and surprisingly, we were greeted in chinese! Is it because of the many tourists? .__. Don’t know really.

Samgyetang, Ginseng Chicken Soup, is a healthy soup consisting of a whole chicken, stuffed with Korean ginseng and glutinous rice and other herbs and is traditionally eaten during summer to replenish energy and cure sickness because of the healthy nutritions.

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It tasted really good and refreshing after all the spicy food that i’ve had since I came to Korea. The chicken was really soft and tender and the ginseng flavour was there but it wasn’t too strong so that was good. However, I don’t know how much you guys are able to eat but the portion was almost enough for two and I literally rolled out from the restaurant after we were done xD. I don’t know if it’s because of the soup but I do really feel a lot better today though, hahah!

How to get here:
Gyeongbokgung Station (Seoul Subway Line 3), Exit 2.
After the exit, you walk straight about 5 minutes or so til you reach a GS25 convenient store. Turn left here and you’ll see the restaurant ^^

So if you have your ways around here or Seoul and want to eat something healthy, do visit this restaurant!

HEEERRO KOREA!!

The time has passed 4AM here in Seoul now and Fjó’s already asleep but I can’t seem to fall asleep even if I wanted to, maybe it’s jetlag or overexcitement I don’t know which one, hahha! The trip from Amsterdam went well but they had warned us at Shiphol that the flight may had to land on Osaka instead of Seoul due to the typhoon, Bolaven, but luckily, it wasn’t that strong at that moment so we could land in Seoul after all!

Me n Fjó decided to not give a rats ass about the typhoon and go out and explore the neighbourhood around the hotel, but almost every shop and restaurant had closed down earlier because of the Bolaven and the wind was indeed very strong so we considered ourselves beaten by the typhoon and ended eating triangle kimbap and ramyun in our hotelroom, which was also superdelicious! Especially the kimbap omg! I bought one who had meat with red pepper sauce in it and I thought the seaweed wrapped around it would be soggy and wet but the inside was geniously wrapped around plastic first before the seaweed came one and you could just easily remove the plastic without breaking the whole thing and it was seriously SO GOOD and so cheap! Despite the typhoon, Seoul has not disappointed me yet hohoh!

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About time!

Hell yeah! About time I started blogging again! Can’t believe it’s been a week since I last wrote something. Bad, bad Jen! But yeah, i’ve caught a freakin cold and been stuck in bed with mild fever, runny nose and a bloody cough from hell who won’t go away! A lot has happened this week though so to fill you in on my week imma just summarize my whole week for ya. I’ve been:

  • To Lisas graduation in Värnamo
    Never been to Värnamo (= Da woods) before and the town sure is small! And so many asians!! Me of all people should be used to a lot of asians in a group but usually i’m in them and know most of them. These people were tiny asian farts in the ages of 13 to 20 and I didn’t know a single one .__. Vietnamese town for reaaals! 
  • Hunny Bunnys housewarming party
    The day after the graduation I had to go straight back to Göteborg for my sweetest little Hunny Bunnys party. She finally moved in with her boyfriend permanently this week and after a looong loong time of talking about having a party it finally happened this saturday. They invited a bunch of friends over and she had prepared like, soooo much food!! I’m still waiting for the pictures so in meanwhile, the foodmonster that I am, we just have to settle with the food pictures I snapped at the party for the moment ^^;; 

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  • Went to get the vaccinations
    I finally went to the clinic this week to get my vaccinations and I was recommended to get vaccinated against Typhoid fever and Hepatitis A+B. I know that wifey and the others took the vaccine for Japanese encephalitis too but the nurse said I didn’t really have to take it if I wasn’t going to be at the countryside for over 3 weeks. The vaccine costs like freakin 1000 SEK (~143 USD) EACH and I have to take it twice so it really makes me consider if I really have to take it…I mean…do I have to? Sure, we are going to visit Busan, Daegu and other small towns but I don’t think we’ll stay at the countryside for more than a couple of days. What do you guys think?
  • Farewell to Xier
    And lastly, we had to say goodbye to Xier again since she’s going to Shanghai to study language for a year but before that, she’s going to do an epic trip to countries like Vietnam, Indonesia and more, together with her friend Michel and my dearest Tingting. Hope you have a safe trip and i’ll see you again in Korea ;D