Monday, February 1, 2010

To MARKET TO MARKET TO BUY A PIG TO 평창 PYEONGCHANG TO PYEONGCHANG FOR ITS BEEF

Castlepines Restaurant
Phoenix Park Ski Resort
Gangwong-do Pyeongchang-gun
Bongpyeong-myeon IT'S PYEONGCHANG BEEF

Myeonon-ri 1095

I had cup noodles for breakfast in my room at Phoenix Park Ski Resort as I do not wish to join in the crowd for breakfast.  Lying in bed was the best idea and being able to catch the wonderful view of pure white snow on the ski resort is such bliss.  The snowboarders and skiers are already up earlier gliding during the wintry morning and I just wanted to relax, have nothing to do.

Phoenix Park is quite western having a western restuarant just at the entrance.  With high window ceiling, the morning rays penetrate right into the restaurant and the view outside is just magnificent.  I was so happy to settle for western cuisine as my tastebuds are already a little numbed by the days of kimchi. 

First, I had potato soup served in western style.  My seat was facing the full view of the ski thinking how much warmth the soup has comforted me compared to the cold outside but yet the skiers were full of vigour but nevertheless my main course was about to invigorate me.  I did not realise that Pyeongchang 평창, is not only popular for the ski resorts but the cows that grazed the hills have provided unrivalled beef in Korea.  I found out that only after leaving Phoenix Park that there are shops selling Pyeongyang beef in and around the area.

I ordered fried rice with beef cubes and it comes with some korean condimnents.  The beef was tasty and it was so tender with no chewing needed, and it was definitely distinctive that you dont forget that first bite.
This was my first and only encounter with Pyeongchang beef and it was certainly good.  Little did it realise how popular this is to the Korean countrywide and those who passes this area would buy them home.
 



Finally, surprising the restaurant offers Ethiopian Mocha Harrar, something unique at W6000. I had a cup and wrapped up a good meal up on a ski resort.   

Checkout the KBS documentary on Pyeongchang beef on the corner right hand poster of below pic.





NOT JUST BEEF,


2 comments:

CUMI & CIKI said...

omgosh! so gorgeous .. so jealous! i hate you woman! LOL ..

Extreme Power said...

Nice winter trip.

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