Part 2 of my photo summary - the week continued with more food delights and fun meet-ups.
From right to left, from light and refreshing to deep and fragrant, unique to 막걸리 (mak geol li; Korean rice wine).
To the right of makgeolli is a plate of grilled 전어 (jeon eo), a market special of the day. It is known as one of the most delicious autumn fish in Korea with its own saying - The smell of grilling jeoneo makes a runaway daugher-in-law return home. @ 친친 (Chin Chin) in 홍대 (hong dae)
Dumplings (만두; man du) and potato pancake (감자전; gam ja jeon) in the back @ 삼청 칼국수 (sam cheong kal guk su) in 삼청동 (sam cheong dong)
Then a slice of sweet potato cake for dessert @ J's Cake Kitchen in 삼청동 (sam cheong dong)Joe from ZenKimchi and Joshua from Wine Korea, and the place four of us couldn't finish servings for three. Then as I started writing this, I learned they are off on Saturdays & Sundays, close at 9PM when they are open, and stop serving when their daily ingredients run out, of all the places, in 압구정 (ap gu jeong). I like their style.
Getting full from lunch and having room for dessert are mutually exclusive. Chocolate bingsu (빙수; shaved ice typically with lots of toppings) @ Chateau Chocolat in 압구정 (ap gu jeong)
It was nice to see the brassware and fun to pick away steamed garlic (very mild and soft), sweet potato and corn served as 'amuse bouche' of its own tradition. Bossam (보쌈) @ 개화옥 (gae wha ok) in 압구정 (ap gu jeong).
Yes, yes, I did something other than eating - shopping for earthenware @ 징광옹기 (Jing Kwang Ong Gi) in 안국동 (an guk dong).
Next, more on the things I did that are not entirely food-focused...