Junju, the big southern heart of Korea (photoblog part 2).

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Photoblog part 2: Drink 1, eat 3...
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Mahkgulleh (막걸리) fermented rice drink, one kettle was 10,000 won (revision: it was 13,000 won for the first kettle, then 10,000 won after the first) and with each kettle you get three dishes as part of the deal.

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With that kind of deal, this ends up being a hot spot for college kids with little $

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This was the mini-kettle disguised as a bell.

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Kettle #1 brought us this.... (kettle 1.1) Kimchi tofu bossam
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(kettle 1.2) Jokbal

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(kettle 1.3) Baek Sook
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Kettle 2 brought us .... (kettle 2.1) Seafood and egg jhun
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(kettle 2.2) Fresh oysters

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Kettle 3 brought us live octopus, actually kettle 3.1 + 3.2 + 3.3 all, live octopus with sesame oil and dried seaweed.

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Kettle 4 brought us grilled fish(4.1), raw crab marinated in soy sauce(4.2), and salt roasted shrimp(4.3)

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This was their "system" 1,2 clear Mahkgulleh and 1,2 unfiltered Mahkgulleh on a post-it!

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To finish it all off Mahkgulleh and kimchee!

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Kong nhamhul gook bab(콩나물 국밥)

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Mohju (모주) a drink a mother makes for her hungover son/daughter... oh Koreans.

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Step 1 on how to properly eat a Junju kong nhamhul gook bab

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Step two, add a few spoons of the kong nhamhul gook bab soup into the fried egg and let the heat slightly coat the raw yolk.

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Step three: mix the goods.

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Step 3: look at that oooozing~

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Step 4: Once you're done w/ the amuse of the delicious ooze, enjoy the rest of the gook bab. Drooling.





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Happy winter for now.....

Michelle Min is a freelance graphics designer and photographer based in Seoul. You can see her design website at www.touchtastedesign.com

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