Saturday, October 31, 2009

TASTE OF 광 주 GWANGJU CUISINE



아리랑 Arirang House
Geumsoojang Tourist Hotel
559 1-Gyerim
1 Dong - gu GwangjuSouth Korea 501806Tel: 062-525 2111Opening Hours : Lunch 12 - 2.30pm Dinner 5 - 10.00pmThe mere thought of meeting a distant Korean friend whom he has not met since Melbourne school days, this trip is certainly a must or perhaps never will be.The mere thought of meeting a distant Korean friend whom he has not met since Melbourne school days, this trip is certainly a must or perhaps never will be.












The dried persimmon serving is just as interesting, SIMPLY IN ITS PURITY STATE.





IN GWANGJU......





I was amazed by Martini's sense of adventure in Korea when he decided to extend with a one day trip by travelling southwards to Gwangju, Korea's 6th largest city.
I thought it was surprisingly brave of him on his first trip to this country and without any basic knowledge of Korean language, he was prepared to travel extraordinaraire all the way to Gwangju, a three hour journey by train from Yongsan Station in Seoul.
He was met upon arrival at Gwangju station and from here he was whisked to the nearest restaurant which is about 10minutes walk away for lunch. The lunch greeted him with much spectre with an array of choice to last through the interesting meet-up with his friend.
The meal of traditional Korean cuisine that Gwangju offers includes fresh abalone sashimi prepared by the chef armed with 30years of experience at a restaurant called ARIRANG HOUSE on the 2nd Floor of GEUMSOOJANG HOTEL.
Above this, he was invited to a have a taste of Full Course Traditional Korean Cuisine and going through the pictures which he shared, certainly it is not the usual korean fares that you get in Singapore and according to him, it was impressively good and tasty.

The fish is so pinky, you cannot deny how fresh the serving is.



Seafood must have arrived from the sea this morning; see how fresh the prawns are, hidden below the moutain of julienned cucumber.



Wah, being treated to eat like a king in Gwangju, it is definitely worth the trip; The food is not too expensive too at about W50,000 equivalent to about SGD120.00 I think I will make my way there too....

ONE IRRESTIBLY HEAVENLY LUNCH




1 comment:

CUMI & CIKI said...

Ooo.. Yarmie.. How brave.. Have only ever been to seoul!

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