Cycle 13 – Item 3
8 (Sat) January 2022
at Namdaemun Sijang
-Namchang, Jung, Seoul, Republic of Korea-
with the Family
A weekend trip to get new glasses for IZ, whose eyes continue to deteriorate (see most recently 12.055 Boribab), either due to relentless screen usage (as the father would contend) and/or sudden growth spurt (as the optometrist would suggest, much to the incredulity of the father).
While waiting, we had a snack at a food cart right outside the store (see most recently 10.354 Roast Lobster with Cheese).
Despite the wide selection available at these carts in Namdaemun, I can’t recall ever having anything but ddeokbokki and odeng (see for example 5.069 Ddeokbokki). The items are fine per se, things that I would ordinarily like to eat, but they’re mostly dishes that are typically better enjoyed in restaurants; here, they’re aimed at tourists looking to get a quick taste while passing by.
(See also GLOBAL FOOD GLOSSARY)
(See also RESTAURANTS IN KOREA)