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SEOUL BACKPACKING
(8th -14th Sept 2014)
ACCOMONDATION :
COZYPLACE IN ITAEWON GUESTHOUSE
- SUBWAY (approx. 60min) - At Incheon airport go to the subway and go towards Itaewon Station. Buy a fare
around 5000won for a regular airport train. (Express is slightly faster for 8000won) Ride the train until
Gongdeok Station. Transfer to the Brown line 6 and get on the train going towards Hyochang Park. Stay on
this train 4 stops until Itaewon Station. Get off. Look for exit 1.
ITINERARY:
DAY 1 ITAEWON MOSQUE - BUKCHON HANOK VILLAGE - GYEONGBOKGUNG PALACE GWANGHWAMUN SQUARE SSAMZIEGIL - NAMSAN TOWER.
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From Itaewon Mosque walk to Itaewon Station (Exit 3) about 290m, then take subway Line 6 towards
Yaksu Station, transfer subway Line 3 towards Anguk Station (Exit 2), walk straight about 300m.

From Ssaemziegil, take subway Line 3 Anguk Station (Exit 6) towards Chungmuro Station, transfer
subway Line 4 towards Myeondong Station (Exit 3), take road to the right of Pacific Hotel and walk
for 10 mins.

From N tower walk about 1km, around 10 min ( landmark : Caffe Bene, Pacific Hotel) to Myeondong
Station (Exit 3), take subway Line 4 towards Samgakji Station, transfer to subway Line 6 towards
Itaewon (Exit 1) then walk to guesthouse.

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DAY 2 CHEONGDAM-DONG - COEX MALL - EWHA UNIVERSITY - HONGDAE.
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From Itaewon Station (Exit 1), take subway Line 6 towards Cheonggu Station, transfer subway Line
5 towards Wangsimni Station, transfer subway BUNDANG LINE yellow line (K212) towards
Apgujeongrodeo Station (Exit 3). Keep walking straight and when you see the MCM flagship store
(you won't miss it), you'll know that you're on the right track. As you walk further down, you'll see the
OLD SM Entertainment building on the opposite side of the road. Anyway, keep walking straight until
see the huge intersection (it's the first one you'll see) and you'll find yourself standing in front of
Burberry. Once you're there, immediately CROSS THE STREET TO THE LEFT SIDE (you'll be at the
right side when you're in front of Burberry). Do not turn right, nor walk straight. Just immediately cross
the street to the LEFT side.When you're at the other side of the street, just turn left and continue walking
straight until you see a Baskin Robbins. Turn into the alley next to the Baskin Robbins and walk straight
until you see a huge Dunkin Donuts on your left, turn left and you'll see JYP Entertainment! JYP and
Cube are practically opposite to each other, and the Cube cafe is on the opposite side of Dunkin Donuts,
(which means the opposite side of JYP). So, once you've turned left and reached JYP Entertainment,
continue walking down the JYP Ent road (do NOT walk straight after passing by JYP nor turn right into
Cube Cafe) and keep walking straight until you see FNC Entertainment on your right. Anyway, once
you've passed by FNC Entertainment, continue walking STRAIGHT until you reach the end of the
street. Turn right and walk straight for 2 minutes and you'll see SM Entertainment!

From SM Ent. walk about 1km, around 16mins to Cheongdam Station, take subway Line 7 to
Konkuk University Station, transfer to subway Line 2 to Samseong Station (Exit 5/6).

From Samseong Station (Exit 5/6) take subway Line 2 straight to Ewha Uni Station. (stop at
Sindang Station to Sindang Tteokbokki Town at Exit 8, go straight until you reach Jungbu Fire Station
and turn left)

From Ewha/Hongik Uni Station, take subway Line 4 towards Hapjeong Station, transfer to subway
Line 6 towards Itaewon Station (Exit 4) 14 min (8 stops).

DAY 3 NAMI ISLAND NANDAEMUN - MYEONGDONG DOOTA- CHEONGGYECHEON


STREAM
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From Itaewon Station (Exit 4), take subway Line 6 towards Sindang.

When arriving at Sindang change to subway Line 2 and take the train heading towards Wangsimni
Station.

When arriving at Wangsimni Station, change to JUNGANG LINE - blue line and take the train
heading towards Cheong-nyangni to get to Mangu Station.

When arriving at Mangu Station, change to KYEONGCHUN LINE blue line and take the train
heading towards Galmae Station to get to Gapyeong Station, which is our destination.

From Wangsimni Station, take subway line 2 to Dongdaemun History & Culture Park, change to
subway line 4 to Hoehyeon Station.

From Hoehyeon Station (Exit 5), turn right/behind the exit and walk straight to Nandaemun market (ELengddang building-green orange) Ahjumma Chung Cho #209

Namdaemun Market () Samick Fashion Town () MESA ()


Shinsegae Department Store () Migliore Myeongdong M Plaza Noon Square
Lotte Department Store ()

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From Dongdaemun(Exit 5/8)/Dongdaemun History and Culture Park Station(Exit 14), take subway
Line 1/Line 5 to Dongmyo/Cheonggu Station, transfer to subway Line 6 to Itaewon Station (Exit 4).

DAY 4 LOTTE WORLD BANPO HANGANG PARK - HANGANG RIVER (Banpo Bridge)
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From Itaewon Station (Exit 4), then take subway Line 6 towards Sindang Station, transfer to subway
Line 2 towards Seongsu Station ( ), then walk to Lotte World about 300m.

From Seongsu Station subway Line 2 transit at Konkuk Uni Station take Subway Line 4 to
Express Bus Terminal Station (Exit 8-1).

From Express Bus Terminal Station, take subway Line 3 towards Yaksu Station, then transfer to
subway Line 6 towards Itaewon Station (Exit 4).

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HALAL RESTAURANT IN KOREA
1. PB+ BURGER and PIZZA (Itaewon Station Exit 3)
2. MUREE MUSLIM FOOD ( Itaewon Station Exit 3)
3. RED SUN Jajang tteokbokki (Myeongdong Station Exit 6 or 7)

4. ALCHON Fish roe bibimbap (Ewha Woman Uni Station Exit 2)

5. HEUKSANDO Kimchi chigae (Myeondong Station Exit 6)

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6. YOOGANE Seafood fried rice (Myeondong Station Exit 8)

7. MABONGNIM HALMEONI TTEOKBOKKI (Sindang Station Exit 8)

8. DONGDAEMUN GRILLED FISH STREET JEONJU SIKDANG (Dongdaemun Station Exit 8)


9. NAMDAEMUNS HALAL SHAWARMA (Hoehyeon Station Exit 6)

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HALAL FOOD IN KOREA
1. Buddhist Temple Cuisine (entirely vegetarian)
2. Jeon (Pancake) or Pajeon (Green Onion Pancake)
3. Yachae Gimbap (Seaweed Rice Rolls)
4. Bibimbap (Mixed Rice and Vegetables)
5. Samchi Baekban (Japanese Spanish Mackerel dish)
6. O-jingo Bokkeum Bap (Spicy Squid Stew served with Rice)
7. Boribap (Mixed Barley Rice and Vegetables)
8. Sundubu Jjigae (Soft Tofu Stew)
9. Haemul Sundubu Jjigae
10. Juk (porridges of differnt kinds), Jeonbok Juk (Rice Porridge with Abalone)
11. Kimchi Jjim (Braised Kimchi with Tofu)
12. Lotterias Shrimp Burger
13. Lotteria's Squid Burger in spicy flavour
14. Sae-u Kang (Shrimp Flavored Fries)
15. Doenjang Jjigae (Fermented Bean Paste Stew)
16. Ddeokbokki (Chewy Rice Cakes in Spicy Sauce)
17. Mae-eunTang (Spicy Fish Soup)
18. Nakji Bokkeum (Stir-fried Baby Octopus, I got very sick eating this and then never ate it again.)
19. Dolsot Yachae Bibimbap (Mixed Rice and Vegetables in a Sizzling Stone Pot)
20. Dolsot Chamchi Bibimbap (Mixed rice with tuna and vegetables in a stone pot)
21. Saengseon Gui (Korean-style Grilled Fish served with rice add side dishes)
22. Hui Mul (Korean style Sashimi)
23. Haemultang (Seafood Soup)
24. Naengmyeon (Chilled Noodles)
Side Dishes (Banchan), Desserts, Snacks or Drinks
25. Hoddeok (Stuffed Street-side Pastries)
26. Jangeo Gui (Grilled Eel)
27. BindaeDdeok (Mung Bean Pancake)
28. Patbingsu (Shaved Ice and Red Bean Treat)
29. Gyeran Jjim (Steamed Egg)
30. Corn Ice Cream
31. Songpyeon (Stuffed Chewy Rice Cakes)
32. Shikhye (Sweet Rice Punch)
33. Ssamjang (Mixed Soybean and Pepper Paste)
34. Yachae Ramyeon (Vegetable Ramen Noodles)

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35. BungeoBbang (Goldfish-shaped Stuffed Pastry)

1. Everyday food
Korean

Pronunciation English

sundubu jjigae Soft Tofu


Stew

Description

Order Tip

Hot and spicy jjigae (stew) made with

MEAT ALERT: Some

uncurdled dubu (tofu), seafood

restaurants serve with meat

(oysters, mussels, clams and shrimp

(mostly pork), so please check

are common ingredients), vegetables,

with the waiter. PEPPER

mushrooms, onion, and chili pepper

GAUGE: May be spicy for

paste.

some people.

A jjigae (stew) made with doenjang

MEAT ALERT: Includes

doenjang

Soybean

jjigae

Paste Stew (soybean paste). Common ingredients

seafood in most cases, but

include vegetables, seafood and dubu

may include meat, so consult

(tofu). This is one of the most popular

your waiter.

everyday dish in Korea along with


Kimchi jjigae.

kimchi jjigae

Kimchi

Hot and spicy jjigae (Korean stew)

MEAT ALERT: Ask your waiter

Stew

made with kimchi and other ingredients, to cook it without pork. The
such as scallions, onions, diced tofu,

stew base is made with

pork, and seafood, although pork and

seafood ingredients in any

seafood are generally not used in the

case (made with pork in some

same recipe. One of the most popular

cases).

everyday dish in Korea a must try.

bibimbap

Bibimbap

A signature Korean dish meaning

MEAT ALERT: If you dont want

mixed rice. Served as a bowl of warm beef, tell your waiter in


white rice topped with namul (sauted

advance. PEPPER GAUGE:

and seasoned vegetables) and chili

Make sure you dont put in too

pepper paste. A raw or fried egg and

much chilly paste, although

sliced meat (usually beef) are common

you can always ask your waiter

additions. The ingredients are stirred

for extra rice if its too spicy.

together thoroughly just before eating.


In 2011, Bibimbap was listed number
40 of the Worlds 50 most delicious
foods readers poll (CNN Travel).

gul gukbap

Oyster Rice A hot oyster soup eaten in a single


Soup

stone pot with rice. Sometimes a raw


egg is added, and is considerd the
Korean version of Chicken Soup for
beating the common cold. You made
add ground chilly according to taste.

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kongnamul
gukbap

Bean

A kongnamul-guk (bean sprout soup)

Sprout Rice served in a hot stone pot with rice. A


Soup

simple and healthy food, most Koreans


seek this dish as a hang-over cure or
as comfort food against the cold.
Ground chilly added according to taste.

nakji deopbap Rice with


Octopus

An octopus is cut into bite-sized pieces, PEPPER GAUGE: If youre not


along with carrots, onions, green

too good with hot spices, ask

onions, and watercress. Fried over a

your waiter to go easy on the

strong fire and mixed with pre-cooked

chilly paste.

rice and chili powder. If you like the


combination of seafood and spice, you
will fall in love with this one!

nakji bokkeum Stir-fried


Octopus

Chopped octopus and vegetables such Octopus is a low-calorie food


as onions, green onions, cabbage, and so it is believed to be good for
carrots are marinated with gochujang

stamina. In Korea, nakji

(red pepper paste), soy sauce, garlic,

bokkeum is served spicy so

salt and sugar. Then they are fried

people usually eat shellfish

altogether.

soup with it to reduce the


sensation of hotness. Mugyodong in Seoul has been
famous for its delicious nakji
bokkeum restaurants since the
1960s.

kimchi
bokkeumbap

Kimchi

Kimchi bokkeumbap is a variety of

MEAT ALERT : This dish is

Fried Rice

bokkeumbap (fried rice dishes). Its

often fused with foreign

name literally translates as Kimchi fried cuisines and may include meat
rice. Kimchi bokkeumbap is made

such as bacon. Ask your waiter

primarily with kimchi and rice, along

before making an order.

with other available ingredients such as


diced vegetables, eggs and/or meats.
haemul
bokkeumbap

Seafood

Fried rice made with seafood (shrimp,

Fried Rice

clam, octopus, etc.) and rice, along with


other available ingredients such as
diced vegetables.

pa jeon

Green

Pajeon is a variety of jeon with green

In most cases, Pa jeon dont

Onion

onions as its prominent ingredient, as

have any meat in it. But ask

Pancake

pa literally means green/spring onion

your waiter just to be safe

in Korean. It is a pancake-like Korean


dish made from a batter of eggs, wheat

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flour, rice flour, green onions, and often


other additional ingredients depending
on the variety. Beef, pork, kimchi,
shellfish, and other seafood are mostly
used. If one of these ingredients, such
as squid, dominates the jeon, the name
will reflect that; oh jing uh jeon is squid
jeon.

kimchi jeon

Kimchi

Korean pancake-like dish, primarily

MEAT ALERT : ground pork is

Pancake

made with sliced kimchi, flour batter

often added so double check

and sometimes other vegetables.

with your waiter.

However, meat (ground pork) is also


often added. A folk dish of low profile
that anyone could make easily at home
to use up ripened kimchi.

2. Noodles
Korean

Pronunciation English

Description

Order Tip

janchi guksu

Banquet

Wheat flour noodles in a light

MEAT ALERT: may come

Noodles

anchovy broth served with chilli

with beef topping, you

powder sauce and garnishes

should consult your waiter.

including thinly sliced fried egg, gim


(laver), and zucchini. Traditionally
served at wedding banquets.

naengmyeon

Cold

Summer dish! Thin noodles made

MEAT ALERT: may come

Buckwheat

from the flour and starch of various with beef topping, you

Noodles

ingredients: buckwheat, potatoes,

should consult your waiter.

sweet potatoes served very cold


with ice. Garnishes may include
sliced pear, cucumber, boiled egg,
and beef. Served at bbq
restaurants as dessert although
naeungmyeon specialty
restaurants boast more authentic
taste.

kong guksu

Noodles in

Summer dish! Wheat flour noodles Recommended to try at

Cold Soybean

served in a cold soybean broth.

Kong guksu specialty

Soup

Recommended to try at Kong

restaurants only with

guksu specialty restaurants only.

kimchi.

May taste a bit bland so kimchi is a

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great companion.

bajirak

Clam Kalguksu Wheat flour hand cut thick noodles

kalgukgu

(Hand cut thick with steamer clams in a light


noodles)

anchovy broth. Zucchini, onions,


potatoes, green onions, carrots are
usually added.

bajirak sujebi

mak guksu

Clam Sujebi

Handpulled flour dough dumplings

(Handpulled

with steamer clams, zucchini in a

Dough Soup)

light anchovy broth.

Buckwheat

Buckwheat noodle dish served in a

Noodle Soup

chilled broth, sometimes served


with sugar, mustard, sesame oil or
vinegar. It is a local specialty of
Chuncheon, Gangwondo. Must-eat
when you go to Nami Island!

jjambbong

Spicy Chinese

Originated from China but a very

Seafood

popular spicy seafood noodle dish. youre not too good with

Noodles

PEPPER GAUGE: If

hot spices, stay away from


this dish.

bibim myeon

Spicy Cold

Buckwheat noodles or flour

Noodles

noodles with chili pepper paste


sauce and thin slices of vegetables
such as cabbage, lettuce and
boiled egg.

kimchi sujebi

Kimchi Sujebi

Handpulled flour dough dumplings

(Handpulled

with kimchi, zucchini, potatoes,

Dough Soup)

onions in a light anchovy broth.

deulkkae

Perilla Seed

Handpulled flour dough dumplings

sujebi

Sujebi

in a light anchovy broth with ground

(Handpulled

perilla seeds as base.

Dough Soup)
kimchi
naengmari

Cold Kimchi

Cold noodles with the soup from

Noodles

kimchi as base. White raddish or

guksu

kimchi is served on top.

syabu

Syabu

Most syabu syabu restaurants in

Syabu syabu brands : 1)

kalguksu

Kalguksu

Korea offer either a set menu of

(Deungchon) : order

(Hand cut thick syabu syabu beef/seafood,

just the noodles, spicy! 2)

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noodles)

vegetables and noodles. The

(Jeongsungbon) :

noodles are boiled in light anchovy seafood syabu set 3)


broth.The fried rice or porridge that (Chaesundang) :
follows is extremely delicious.

seafood syabu set

3. Snacks
Korean

Pronunciation English

Description

Ttoppoki

Spicy Rice

Spicy snack consisting of cylinder-shaped

Cake

rice cake and fish cake with chili sauce. May

Order Tip

include other ingredients such as boiled egg,


green onions, onions or seseme leaves. Most
typical street food but many ttoppoki specialty
franchises offer better taste and quality.
Sindangdong Ttoppoki Town serves a special
cook-at-your-table type.

Rappoki

Spicy Rice

Ramyeon is added to ttoppoki. This is sold in MEAT ALERT :

Cake and

most gimbap restaurants (Korean-style

Ramyeon may have

Ramyeon

fastfood). Ramyeon, cylinder-shaped rice

been fried with animal

cake, fish cakes, carrots and other

fat. Ham, sausage or

vegetables.

pork dumpling may be


included so ask your
waiter to leave them out.

Yachae
gimbap

Cheese
gimbap

Dried

Sliced vegetables such as spinach, pickeled

Seaweed Roll

radish, carrots, cucumber, marinated burdock

with

and rice are wrapped inside dried seaweed.

Vegetables

Gimbap is a popular Korean-style fastfood.

Dried

Sliced cheese is added to the original

Seaweed Roll

vegetable gimbap. Sliced vegetables such as contains strips of ham

with Cheese

spinach, pickeled radish, carrots, cucumber,

so ask your waiter to

marinated burdock and rice are wrapped

leave them out.

MEAT ALERT : Mostly

inside dried seaweed. Ham is often added


too.
Chamchi
gimbap

Dried

Tuna with mayonnaise is added to the original MEAT ALERT : May

Seaweed Roll

vegetable gimbap. Sliced vegetables such as contain strips of ham so

with Tuna

spinach, pickeled radish, carrots, cucumber,

ask your waiter to leave

marinated burdock and rice are wrapped

them out.

inside dried seaweed. Ham is often added


too.
Yachae

Fried

Vegetables such as seseme leaves, potato,

MEAT ALERT : May use

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twigim

Vegetables

sweet potato covered with flour batter is fried. animal oil to fry.
Many ttoppoki stalls or restaurants carry this
menu.

kimchi mandu Kimchi

Kimchi-filled dumpling

Dumpling

4. Seafood
Korean

PronunciationEnglish

Description

Order Tip

maeun tang

Spicy

Spicy fish soup boiled with chili and variety of

PEPPER GAUGE : Can

Fish

vegetable. A fish is cut into several pieces and

be very spicy. If ordered

Stew

boiled with green vegetables such as watercress

with hoe(raw fish) at a

and garland chrysanthemum. Onion, radish,

restaurant, the soup is

chilis, crown daisy, garlic, and sometimes

often then made from the

zucchini and bean curd are added. Seasoned

leftover parts of the fish.

with chili powder, garlic, soy sauce.

jogae tang

Clam

Clear soup with clams and often with pepper for

PEPPER GAUGE : Can

Soup

tint of spiciness. A popular dish when drinking

be slightly spicy

soju.

dongtae tang Pollack

jangeo gui

jogae gui

Spicy fish soup with pollack, green vegetables,

Soup

bean curd, radish, onion, garlic, etc.

Grilled

Eel marinated in sweet soy sauce is grilled.

Eel

Known as stamina food.

Grilled

Clam barbeque seasoned with chogochujang

Clams

(sauce made with chili pepper paste, vinegar and

PEPPER GAUGE : Spicy

sugar). Often is accompanied by tasty soup

5. Fastfood @ Lotteria
Korean

Pronunciation English

Description

saeu burger

Shrimp

Crunchy shrimp and fish patty

Burger

topped with thousand island and

Order Tip

tartare sauce
ojingeo burger Squid
Burger

Squid patty and lettice, with

An unusual concoction even for

thousand island and sweet hot

the locals, but definately worth a try.

sauce

Probably not as weird as it sounds!

honggae

Crab

Soft crab meat in a crunchy golden

nugget

Nuggets

nugget Another unusual mix from


Lotteria lighter on the calories

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though!

6. Porridge
Porridge is a super healthy option. Go to (Bon juk) or other porridge specialty restaurants and order non-meat
porridge. One of the side dish, (jangjorim, ) include beef so ask them to leave it out. Their special red
pickled radish side dish is good!
Korean

Pronunciation

English

Description

pat juk

red bean

Sweet porridge, eaten with sugar or salt.

porridge

Served with noodles, or with round

Order Tip

glutinous balls depending on region. Red


beans were believed to ward off bad
spirits, so Pat Juk was traditionally eaten
on Dongji, the day of the year with the
shortest daylight in winter.

yachae juk

Vegetable rice

A filling dish for vegetarians, rice porridge

porridge

with common ingredients such as


carrots, onoins and mushrooms. Add soy
sauce according to taste.

gesal cheese

crabmeat and

Less traditional, but an interesting

juk

cheese rice

fusion dish. Rice porridge with

porridge

crabmeat, and cheese adds a creamy


taste to the traditional juk.

jeonbok juk

abalone rice

Abalone is a stamina booster, and is one

porridge

of the most expensive seafood


ingredients in Korea. Jeonbok juk is a
traditional comfort food for special
occasions.

samnak juk

chicken and

An extrodinary concoction of surf and

MEAT ALERT! If you want to try a similar

octopus rice

turf, but delicious altogether.

dish without the chicken, and like spicy

porridge

jayeon songi juk wild pine

food, we recommend Nakji Kimchi Juk.


A good vegetarian rice porridge with

mushroom rice mushrooms. Easy on the stomach, and

mesengi juk

porridge

good to taste.

seaweed

Seaweed fulvescens is a type of

fulvescens and seaweed, and is an uncommon


oyster rice

ingredient to many foreginers. It is a very

porridge

thin, stringy seaweed, which results in a


greenish color to the porridge.

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shinjjambbong

hot seaweed

Jjambbong is a Korean version of the

PEPPER GUAGE: If youre not too

juk

rice porridge

Chinese dish hot and sour soup,

tolerant with hot spices, ask the waiter to

without the sourness. Commonly made

make the dish less spicy.

with various seafood including shells,


octopus, and shrimp.

gesal juk

crabmeat rice

If you like crab, this dish is a must try. In

porridge

most cases, however, restaurants use


Matsal which is preserved razor clam
meat, rather than fresh crab meat.

beoseot gul juk

haemul juk

mushroom

Oyster is a common stamina booster,

oyster rice

and together with wild mushroom, make

porridge

the perfect healthy combination!

seafood rice

Common ingredients includes oysters,

porridge

shrimp and various vegetables such as


carrots and broccoli.

nakji kimchi juk

saeu juk

octopus and

While being less traditional, this is a very PEPPER GUAGE: If youre not too

kimchi rice

popular menu. Some Koreans enjoy this

tolerant with hot spices, ask the waiter to

porridge

dish as a hang-over remedy.

make the dish less spicy.

shrimp and rice Made with rice porridge base, adding


porridge

shrimp, carrots, and shallots. A filling dish


with good flavors if youre a shrimp lover.

chamchi yachae tuna and

Tuna adds a slightly salty flavor to the

juk

vegetable rice

porridge, and is lower in calorie than

porridge

chicken based porridges. Note that


porridge is a high on carbohydrates, and
tuna adds a good source of protein if
youre looking for a balanced meal.

jayeon namul

seasoned

This is similar to the Vegetable Rice

juk

vegetable rice

Porridge, this dish is made from broiled,

porridge

seasoned vegetables while Vegetable


Rice Porridge is made from fresh
vegetables.

soegogi beoseot beef and


juk

MEAT ALERT! An alternative to this dish

mushroom rice sauce according to taste.

is the Jayeon Songi Juk made from

porridge

mushrooms only.

soegogi yachae beef and


juk

A simple dish, but rich in flavor. Add soy

vegetable rice

A common dish in Korea, easily made

MEAT ALERT! An alternative to this dish

from common ingredients including

is the Jayeon Songi Juk made from

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porridge

minced beef, carrots, onions and

mushrooms only or Yache Juk

zucchini. Add soy sauce according to

(vegetable rice porridge)

taste.

haejang kimchi

kimchi

A popular hangover remedy. A spicy juk

PEPPER GUAGE: Kimchi adds a hot

juk

hangover rice

with lots of Kimchi and sometimes

taste to this porridge. If youre not too

porridge

octopus. Some Koreans like to eat the

tolerant with hot spices, ask the waiter to

dish extra spicy by adding ground chilly

make the dish less spicy.

peppers.

jat juk

pinenut

A semi-sweet porridge made from

porridge

ground pine nuts. A traditional porridge,


which was often enjoyed by Kings and
aristocrats in the Chosun Dynasty.

nokdu juk

mung bean rice A porridge with subtle sweetness, made


porridge

from ground mung beans. This dish is


low in calories, and is known to be a
healing food. Nokdu is a common
ingredient for rice cakes, or Jun (Korean
pancakes).

danhobak juk

sweet pumpkin A sweet porridge, made from pureed


porridge

pumpkins. Whole sweet red beans are


added for flavor and color, and white
glutinous rice balls add taste.

hukyimja juk

black sesame

A sweet porridge, made frrom ground

and rice

black sesame. Sesame is a common

porridge

cooking ingredient in Korea, with sesame


oil used as frequently as olive oil in Italy.

Rough Budget :
1. Accomondation (Cozyplace in Itaewon Guesthouse, 4 nights) = 320,000/4 = 80,000
2. T- money card = 2,500 (got free from KTO) + 30,000 = 30,000
3. Tickets = 3,000 (Gyeongbokgung Palace) + (8,000 + 9,000) (Namsan Cable car + Observatory
Tower) + 8,000 (Nami Island) + 40,000 (Lotte World) = 68,000
4. Food = 100,000
5. Others (souvenirs, gifts,) = 150,000
TOTAL = 350000 W (RM 1394.18 RM 1400.00)