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Photoblog: Junju, the big southern heart of Korea (photoblog part 3)

photoblog part 3: local eats and markets of Junju

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Pickled Pepper…

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The best tteokguk (rice cake soup) ever.
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This was ah~ah~ah~mazing!!!!! Not just your regular bibimbab (비빔밥), bibimbab with yukhwae (육홰)….. crazy amazing!
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Then the master-mixer!
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skillzzzzz~

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Best “dessert” ever! Soongnoong (숭늉).

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One of the open markets in downtown Junju, Nambu Market.
Before heading out to the market we stopped by to get our fill of morning goods….
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Enter, redbean porridge with noodles (?) odd, I know, but not half bad.

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Version 1: red bean porridge with noodles

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Version 2: Red bean porridge with rice cake and sugar.
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Now time for some shopping! Radish with blanket~!
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Michelle Min is a freelance graphics designer and photographer based in Seoul. You can see her design website here.

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Photographs

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

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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Activities/ Events

Seoul Eats Meet-up: VineStock Wine Tasting

The first wine tasting at VineStock was a big success and we had 15 people come out to taste some great wines. We will be having another one in January so be sure to come out.

Here is Thomas the Sommelier.

The Chianti was a favorite. It started in a robust Italian fashion, but finished with a light finish.
The Josmeyer was a mix of steel and silk. It would be brilliant as a starter and even as a dessert.

Earthy and herbacious. This was my personal favorite.

You can never go wrong with a Marsannay.

This was a very interesting wine. It is very complex.

Here are some of the people that came out. In the back is the Wine Korea blogger, Joshua Hall.

I think he likes it.

It’s good to smell the wine.

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Junju, the big southern heart of Korea (photoblog part 1) by Michelle Min

4 old and new friends (www.hoyacooks.com).
1 who calls Junju (Namwon) home.
36 hours of glorious food!
Part 1. Hanok Village and coffee houses a old and new.
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Hanok (한옥) The traditional homes of Korea.
We stayed at the Hanok Village (한옥마을) in Junju.

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It’s a village made for tourist, but that also makes it very well kept and gorgeous to photograph.

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Mehju (매주), dried soybeans to make soy sauce and soybean paste.

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View from the room in the morning, stunning.

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Roof shingles used as pathway decoration.

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Spoon used as lock, amazing!
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Traditional tea house, Rhu gal dah won (루갈다원)

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The owner handmade these lamp shades from Hanji (한지), handmade Korean paper.

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Shang hwa cha (쌍화차)

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Shang hwa cha (쌍화차) and Pine leaf tea (솔잎차)

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A cafe with a gallery in the Hanok Village.

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A new coffee house in the central shopping district, with hand drip coffee and in-house roasting.
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Michelle Min is a freelance graphics designer and photographer based in Seoul. You can see her design website at www.touchtastedesign.com 

www.seouleats.com

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