Korean bazaar

My favourite day?  Korean bazaar Saturday at the local Korean church!  Here is why… street food!  It is also a great opportunity to practice my Korean.  It always impresses them when I can barter in Korean.

spicy pork pancake

The Korean ladies from the church work hard and cook up a storm, like this yummy spicy pork pancake!

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bazaar

We scored the very last bag of homemade kimchi from the fabulous Kimchi-Ajumma!

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I figure the lady that makes the best kimchi in the church is the one who is asked to make it for the sale so it is going to be delicious!

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The kids devoured their tornado potato! Interesting fact: did you know these were invented in Korea?  No, really, they were! 🙂

They also had kimbap… but it was gone before I could get my camera out!

My yobo enjoys the garage sale portion of the bazaar.  This is where we got our Korean bible verse last year.  Unfortunately for my yobo, he hardly got to buy anything, I spent all our money on Korean food. Next year…

Do you love Korean street food?  I’ll give you a heads up next year when the bazaar is happening and you can join us there!


Street food in Korea (and China)

I love street food.  One of the reasons I was so excited to go back to Korea, besides visiting family and showing the kids their father’s homeland, was to eat lots and lots of street food… and we did!

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This is a typical food stand in Seoul.  You can enjoy kimbap, spicy rice cakes and all kinds of deep fried yumminess here.

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Glass noodles wrapped in seaweed, dipped in batter and deep fried… YUM!

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This is us enjoying our first ‘meal’ in Korea.

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The kids ate lots and lots of kimbap!

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I really like pancakes and I was obsessed with eating hoddeok, pancakes stuffed with sugar and nuts, everyday!

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We also discovered a savoury pancake sold on the streets that was stuffed with noodles and veggies.  We had to try those as well!

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Yummy! (We did need to take our street food indoors this day as it was cold and rainy.)

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We also had fabulous street food in Shanghai.  We enjoyed some yummy onion pancakes…

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and bbq’ed squid, of course!

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The kids got to try sugar cane for the first time.

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My brother ordered us Chinese-style shawarma that were delicious!

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Nothing beats eating on the street with cousins!

We also ate lots of different foods on a stick – bbq’ed chicken, deep fried chicken, and sausages to name a few. Unfortunately I forgot to take pictures 🙁 Now to try and make a few of these myself.