Busan Part 2

May 30, 2012 § Leave a comment

My purpose of travelling is to eat new dishes and specialities from around the country. The best way to achieve this, is to eat at places where there are tonns of locals. It’s a simple rule I taught myself over the years. Eat what the locals eat and you will rarely be disappointed. The same rule applies to eating Korean food in a foreign country. Let’s take Switzerland, for example. When you’re looking for a good Korean restaurant, pick the one with the most Koreans sitting inside. Simple, isn’t it? 🙂

So, while I was in Busan over the weekend, I decided to avoid the tourist areas like Haeundae. Instead, I went to a place called Taejongdae. It’s located about 30 minutes from the city centre and best reached by taxi. Tell the taxi driver to take you to the Jogae Gui (Grilled Mussels, Scallops, and other shellfish) place and he will know exactly where to take you.

This is what we had for dinner. A glass of ice cold beer and it couldn’t have been more perfect!

You will be dropped off at a place like this.A street near the beach, lined with stalls like the one in the picture. 

You will be asked if you’d like the 30’000 won, 40’000 won or the 50’000 won menu. We chose the 30’000 won menu and recieved the following. Mussels in a Mussel broth.

Scallops, some prawns and other shellfish. 

Grilling the scallops. The small pieces of butter and vegetables in each shell will give the scallops a wonderful taste and texture while being grilled. 

After grilling and eating every edible on the table, ask the waiter to fry some rice for you. He will use the marinade including the onions from one of your scallop dishesand simply fry some rice with dried seaweed in it. It was the highlight of the evening. 

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