the famous historical eatery city of Korea, Jeonju. it takes around 2 hours to get there by bus and I’ve been there twice.
they hold many events there and it is not only a foreigner place; it’s a place where couples, families etc enjoy the traditional bits of Korea.
there’s this hanok village in Jeonju except it is overly commercialized and there aren’t actually many families living there anymore U_U. but it is still nice because the government keeps it clean and well preserved.
look at that wood on the left side of the picture. don’t it look like a face wth.
basically the whole area feels like this.
and the newer buildings like this.
can’t help but to take a picture of this picture. the little girl is so cute can die ahhhhhhhhhh!
I don’t know how to smile facing the sun. it’s true.
overpriced cool handmade stuff. =3.
and more handmade stuff. the whole street sells things like pottery to little carved wooden animals. fans, paper, alcohol are the few famous souvenirs here too.
one of the streets from the many streets at the whole hanok area.
popular Jeonju makgeolli (rice wine)
some famous church in Jeonju. but since I am not Christian I did not bother going into the church since there was a wedding ceremony held there.
one of the many Bibimbap places! I think this is the famous one. not sure which one was it already but there was this huge bibimbap place which should be one of the most famous judging from it’s price, size and crowd.
have never understood the thing about Koreans in animal suits. it’s cute but it isn’t for ALL occasions =S.
we settled for Galbitang (galbisoup/beef ribs soup) which costed 10,000won. was quite alright. fresh beef but it was rather bland for me.
you might not see it but that orange dish there’s pumpkin! I just love how Koreans serve pumpkins which these sugary sauce yum yum.
silly things that I do :3.
if you go to Jeonju, you MUST try their yoghurt. it costs about 4,000won for the biggest bottle of Yoghurt which has a slight taste of cheese. it is SO SO SO GOOD. serious. the pictures were from a year ago hahahahha. I forgot to blog about Jeonju T_T I’m sorry heheheh.
as for me, I went to finish up my awesome yoghurt drink. it was very thick and I couldn’t explain just how full I was from it.
the view from the hill! well halfway up the hill.
pomeranians in Korea look like teddy bears.
okay since I went to Jeonju again after a month, I will just combine the two posts. it was getting a LITTLE bit more chilly and I went back for the 2nd time for the bibimbap.
Jeonju is well known for their Bibimbap (and Ddeokgalbi). and what you’re seeing above is my RM40/13,000won worth of raw beef bibimbap in a silver dish pfft. it was so expensive but I thought I must try this disgusting raw beef for at least once at a famous restaurant which I did. and I regretted it. it was disgusting. it tastes so weird. raw egg and raw beef. who knows what kind of worm will form inside my stomach T_T. I am not very picky when it comes to food but this was really disgusting T_T.
Wai Kit had his bowl of COOKED beef and it was so good. plus, it was much cheaper as well!!! PFFFFFFT. and Jeonju has some particular taste of banchan (side dishes). it doesn’t taste bad. but it is just different from the normal banchans you can get from Seoul. for example, their mushroom in soybean. errrrrrr. just weird.
random cafe. they had some really nice cafes there which I forgot to take pictures of.
Jeonju traditional patbingsu. no idea where exactly was this. but if you explore the whole hanok village (which isn’t hard because it ain’t that big), you’d definitely see a long line outside this shop where people either have this take-away or eat-in. and I must say, this is the best patbingsu I’ve had in Korea. that thing about the black sesame powder. just so fragrant =3. Wai Kit still preferred Homilpat at Sinchon hahaha because of the smooth milk ice. but homilpat isn’t traditional!
interior of the patbingsu cafe.
the pictures of the buildings are just so much better than when it was super hot. taking pictures in the summer is just not as nice since the weather is disgusting and hazy. whereas during the other colder seasons, the skies would be clear and blue =3. perfect for photography!