πŸ₯Ÿ 2024-04-02

πŸ₯Ÿ 2024-04-02

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ I love dumplings. Busan's Chinatown has many famous dumpling places. (Not all Chinatowns in Korea have that--some Chinatowns are better known for Korean-style Chinese noodles rather than dumplings.) Soooo on my last day in Busan, I wanted to try as many dumplings from different dumpling places as possible.

πŸ‡°πŸ‡· λ‚˜β€‹λŠ” λ§Œλ‘λ₯Ό μ—„μ²­ μ’‹μ•„ν•œλ‹€. λΆ€μ‚°μ˜ μ°¨μ΄λ‚˜νƒ€μš΄μ—λŠ” 유λͺ…ν•œ λ§Œλ‘μ§‘μ΄ λ§Žλ‹€. (ν•œκ΅­μ˜ μ°¨μ΄λ‚˜νƒ€μš΄λ“€μ΄ λ‹€ 그런 건 μ•„λ‹ˆλΌκ³  ν•œλ‹€. μ–΄λ–€ μ°¨μ΄λ‚˜νƒ€μš΄μ€ λ§Œλ‘λ³΄λ‹€ 짜μž₯면이 더 유λͺ…ν•˜λ‹€λ“ μ§€, ν•˜λŠ” 것이닀.) κ·Έλž˜μ„œ λΆ€μ‚°μ—μ„œμ˜ λ§ˆμ§€λ§‰ 날에 μ΅œλŒ€ν•œ μ—¬λŸ¬ λ§Œλ‘μ§‘μ˜ λ§Œλ‘λ₯Ό 맛보고 μ‹Άμ—ˆλ‹€.

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ The challenge: I was on my own and didn't want to order multiple dumpling dishes that I wasn't gonna be able to finish. The maximum I thought I could eat was three dishes from three different places.

Still, I was hopeful. I began the day with a brisk walk through the neighborhood. Allowed myself to get hungry!

πŸ‡°πŸ‡· 문제: λ‚˜λŠ” ν˜Όμžμ˜€κ³ , λ‹€ 먹지도 λͺ»ν•  λ§Œλ‘ 메뉴λ₯Ό μ—¬λŸΏ μ£Όλ¬Έν•˜κ³  싢진 μ•Šμ•˜λ‹€. λ‚΄κ°€ 먹을 수 μžˆλŠ” μ΅œλŒ€μΉ˜λŠ” μ„Έ ꡰ데, μ„Έ 메뉴일 κ²ƒμ΄μ—ˆλ‹€.

κ·Έλž˜λ„ 희망찼닀. 이날은 동넀λ₯Ό 힘차게 μ‚°μ±…ν•˜λŠ” κ²ƒμœΌλ‘œ μ‹œμž‘ν–ˆλ‹€. λ°°κ³ νŒŒμ§€κΈ° μœ„ν•˜μ—¬!

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Busan's Chinatown. It wasn't crowded when I went there on a weekday.

πŸ‡°πŸ‡· λΆ€μ‚° μ°¨μ΄λ‚˜νƒ€μš΄. 주쀑에 κ°”λŠ”λ°, λ³„λ‘œ μ‚¬λžŒμ΄ μ—†μ—ˆλ‹€.

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ #1 Jang Seong Hyang (μž₯μ„±ν–₯).

This is the place featured in the movie "Oldboy." Of the three dumpling places I went to, this place had the best dumplings. The type of dumplings I tried was the fried dumplings. They were huge. Each of those dumplings is about the size of my palm.

This place was also the emptiest of the three restaurants I went to. And also the least friendly. Not unfriendly, exactly, but least friendly. πŸ˜… For example, telling me bluntly that "You gotta share the table when more customers arrive later" (because I was on my own) despite the restaurant being totally empty. LOL But not enough customers arrived for me to share the table. There were way too many empty seats.

πŸ‡°πŸ‡· #1 μž₯μ„±ν–₯.

μ˜ν™” "μ˜¬λ“œλ³΄μ΄"에 λ‚˜μ˜¨ 곳이닀. λ‚΄κ°€ κ°„ μ„Έ ꡰ데의 λ§Œλ‘μ§‘ 쀑, μ—¬κΈ° λ§Œλ‘κ°€ 제일 λ§›μžˆμ—ˆλ‹€. λ‚΄κ°€ λ¨Ήμ–΄λ³Έ 건 κ΅°λ§Œλ‘μ˜€λ‹€. μ—„μ²­ κ±°λŒ€ν•˜λ‹€. 각 λ§Œλ‘κ°€ λ‚΄ 손바λ‹₯λ§Œν•˜λ‹€.

λ˜ν•œ λ‚΄κ°€ κ°”λ˜ μ„Έ ꡰ데 쀑 κ°€μž₯ ν…… λΉ„μ–΄ μžˆμ—ˆλ˜ 곳이 μ—¬κΈ°μ˜€λ‹€. 그리고 κ°€μž₯ 덜 μΉœμ ˆν•œ 곳이기도 ν–ˆλ‹€. λ”±νžˆ λΆˆμΉœμ ˆν•œ 건 μ•„λ‹Œλ°, κ°€μž₯ 덜 μΉœμ ˆν–ˆλ‹€. πŸ˜… 이λ₯Όν…Œλ©΄, 식당이 ν……ν…… λΉ„μ–΄ μžˆλŠ”λ° "μ’€ μžˆλ‹€κ°€ μ†λ‹˜μ΄ 였면 합석해야 ν•œλ‹€"κ³  퉁λͺ…μŠ€λŸ½κ²Œ μœΌλ¦„μž₯을 λ†“λŠ”λ‹€λ“ μ§€... γ…Žγ…Žγ…Ž 그런데 합석할 만큼 λ§Žμ€ μ†λ‹˜μ΄ μ˜€μ§€ μ•Šμ•˜λ‹€. 빈 μ’Œμ„μ΄ λ„ˆλ¬΄ λ§Žμ•˜μ–΄μ„œ.

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ After Dumpling Place #1, I sat outside in the sun for 30 minutes to digest what I'd just eaten. Hehe.

There was a Chinese-speaking school in the neighborhood. During break, dozens of children flooded out of the building, making a lot of harmless noise, laughing and having fun. As soon as the break was over, the area went dead silent!

πŸ‡°πŸ‡· λ§Œλ‘μ§‘ 1번 이후, λ°”κΉ₯μ—μ„œ 30λΆ„κ°„ 앉아 μžˆμœΌλ©΄μ„œ μΌκ΄‘μš• κ²Έ μ†Œν™”λ₯Ό ν–ˆλ‹€. 히히.

동넀에 쀑ꡭ어λ₯Ό μ“°λŠ” 학ꡐ가 μžˆμ—ˆλ‹€. μ‰¬λŠ” μ‹œκ°„μ—λŠ” μˆ˜μ‹­ λͺ…μ˜ 아이듀이 κ±΄λ¬Όμ—μ„œ μŸμ•„μ Έ λ‚˜μ™€ λ¬΄ν•΄ν•œ 큰 μ†Œλ¦¬λ₯Ό λƒˆλ‹€. 웃고 놀고 ν•˜λ©΄μ„œ. κ·ΈλŸ¬λ‹€ μ‰¬λŠ” μ‹œκ°„μ΄ λλ‚˜μžλ§ˆμž 이 뢀근은 μ₯ 죽은 λ“― μ‘°μš©ν•΄μ‘Œλ‹€.

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Dumpling Place #2: Hong Seong Bang (홍성방).

Here, I tried the boiled dumplings. Each dumpling place had its own banchan--they were all great to eat with the dumplings.

The staff here was friendly.

πŸ‡°πŸ‡· λ§Œλ‘μ§‘ 2번: 홍성방.

μ—¬κΈ°μ„œλŠ” λ¬Όλ§Œλ‘λ₯Ό λ¨Ήμ–΄λ΄€λ‹€. 각 λ§Œλ‘μ§‘μ˜ 반찬이 제각각 λ‹¬λžλ‹€. λ§Œλ‘λž‘ 같이 먹으면 맀우 맛지닀.

μ—¬κΈ° 직원뢄듀은 μΉœμ ˆν–ˆλ‹€.

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ After Dumpling Place #2, I went to a foot massage place for a 40-minute massage. Hahahaha yeeesss that was how serious I was about digesting away the previous dumplings and moving on to the next dumplings.

πŸ‡°πŸ‡· λ§Œλ‘μ§‘ 2번 μ΄ν›„μ—λŠ” 40λΆ„κ°„ λ°œλ§ˆμ‚¬μ§€λ₯Ό λ°›μ•˜λ‹€. κ·ΈλŸ¬ν•˜λ‹€!!! λ‚˜λŠ” κ·Έλ ‡κ²Œλ‚˜ κ°„μ ˆν•˜κ²Œ, 이미 먹은 λ§Œλ‘λ₯Ό μ†Œν™”μ‹œν‚€κ³  λ‹€μŒ λ§Œλ‘λ₯Ό μœ„ν•œ 자리λ₯Ό λ§Œλ“€κ³  μ‹Άμ—ˆλ˜ 것이닀...

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Dumpling place #3: Maga Mandu (λ§ˆκ°€λ§Œλ‘).

Another round of excellent fried dumplings. Unfortunately, I couldn't finish the whole plate at the restaurant. The waitress kindly asked if I wanted a to-go box. I said yes. I finished two of the dumplings the next morning, back in Seoul. πŸ˜„

πŸ‡°πŸ‡· λ§Œλ‘μ§‘ 3번: λ§ˆκ°€λ§Œλ‘.

μ—­μ‹œλ‚˜ 맛진 κ΅°λ§Œλ‘. μ•ˆνƒ€κΉκ²Œλ„, μ „λΆ€ μ‹λ‹Ήμ—μ„œ λ¨Ήμ–΄μΉ˜μšΈ 순 μ—†μ—ˆλ‹€. μΉœμ ˆν•œ 직원뢄이 "μ‹Έλ“œλ¦΄κΉŒμš”?" λ¬Όμ–΄λ³΄μ‹œκΈΈλž˜ κ·Έλž˜λ‹¬λΌκ³  ν–ˆλ‹€. λ§Œλ‘ 두 κ°œκ°€ λ‚¨μ•˜λŠ”λ°, λ‹€μŒλ‚  μ•„μΉ¨ μ„œμšΈμ—μ„œ λ§ˆλ¬΄λ¦¬ν–ˆλ‹€. πŸ˜„

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Busan Station.

πŸ‡°πŸ‡· λΆ€μ‚°μ—­.

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ View from Seoul Station & Seoul Station at night.

πŸ‡°πŸ‡· 밀쀑 μ„œμšΈμ—­μ—μ„œμ˜ λ·° & μ„œμšΈμ—­.

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ One last pic from Busan: a dramatic sign at Gwang An Li Beach.

πŸ‡°πŸ‡· λΆ€μ‚°μ—μ„œμ˜ 사진 ν•˜λ‚˜ 더: κ΄‘μ•ˆλ¦¬ ν•΄λ³€μ˜ λ“œλΌλ§ˆν‹±ν•œ ν‘œμ§€νŒ... κ²°.μ½”. 올.라.올. 수. μ—†.λ‹€.


πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Added later: the actual last picture from Busan.

I bought this for Omak. Little did I know what these little packets of caramel would mean, later on...

πŸ‡°πŸ‡· λ‚˜μ€‘μ— μΆ”κ°€ν•œ λΆ€λΆ„: λΆ€μ‚°μ—μ„œμ˜ μ§„μ§œ λ§ˆμ§€λ§‰ 사진.

μ˜€λ§‰ μ£Όλ €κ³  μ‚° 것. κ·Έλ•ŒλŠ” 이 μž‘μ€ 카라멜 톡듀이 λ‚˜μ€‘μ— 무엇을 μ˜λ―Έν•˜κ²Œ 될지 λͺ°λžμ§€...