Friday, November 9, 2012

korea Free and easy (Jeju) : Gimnyeong Maze park and lave tube Manjanggul cave

Gimnyeong Maze Park
We decided to challenge ourselves to the Maze Park.
It was definitely not as easy as we expected.
Haha.. but we had fun going round and round.
Everyone was going round and round too, looking confused.
In the end, we found our way up to the bell which is the destination, rang it.. Victory!!!!!

Manjanggul Lava Tube
world's longest lava tube. It was a bit dark and eerie inside and the inside is uneven and a bit wet. something interesting but be prepared to walk.
After sunrise peak and the maze, my legs were giving way... 

korea Free and easy (Jeju) : Haeyon, Sea woman


Cute little boy while we watching performance

getting ready and setting off

haenyo, literally meaning "sea women", are female divers in the Korean province of Jeju.

We managed to catch them in action after conquering sunrise peak. 
This was just at the foot of sunrise peak.
Is quite sad to see eldery dive into the water in this cold weather, around 12 degree.
They did a performance including some singing and dancing. 
Then they went into water and one of them managed to catch an octopus.
She offered it the audience but all of us were too scared to hold it.

korea Free and easy (Jeju) : Jeju shopping

There is shopping available in Jeju.
However, these photos are taken at the shopping area near Tae Gong Gak.
There is also the undershopping mall.

korea Free and easy (Jeju) : Jeju Wet market

We wanted to visit a wet market.
At first, we wanted to visit Jeju Dongmun Traditional Market which was at the other end of Jeju as we were staying at Tae Gong Gak.
We consulted slyvia and she recommended this wet market 10 minutes away.
Interesting sights of the locals. and the food.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

korea Free and easy (Jeju) : Jeju food

Side dishes
Main dishes
A Korean restaurant beside Tae Gong Gak.
Authentic Korean food.  Recommended by Sylvia..
They have a staff who speak chinese.
We order sea urchin soup, fish and seafood soup and abalone porridge.
Delicious food. Yummy,

Side dishes

Side dishes: seafood soup, steam egg. We ordered the soju.

Bbq black pork as recommended by Tae gong Gak. Can ask Sylvia for help on what to order as we have to choose which part of the pork to order
Very delicious. The oil actually get filtered away.
There are side dishes like potato and mushrooms.
The staff are helpful although they do not know english. I think it is some sort of buffet.
Quite value for money. 
Feel good to eat such food in the cold weather and is ok to indulge once in a while in fatty food.

We ate at this restuarant as we told the taxi driver to bring us to a place which serve abalone porridge. The abalone porridge is ok to me but I just love their spicy seafood soup. Not too spicy and there are a lot of seafood.

Black Bean Noodle soup (jajangmyun)
Taxi driver brought us to eat this. A simple eatery.
Cheap and simple Korean food.
I need protein in my life so it is not very attractive to me.

Chinese restaurant recommended by Tae Gong Gak
Sylvia love the food here and this resturant is quite successful that it has branches.
However, I definitely taste much better chinese food.
The cute little girl was the highlight of the meal.

A cool little cafe to chill out recommended by Tae Gong Gak. Cool looking resturant with good tea and desserts.

We bought some snacks to eat during taxi rides.
Mochi with red beans
Korean persimmons, unlike those retailing in singapore, is soft and juicy. The skin is paper  thin.. I missed them :(
Bought abalone mushroom and cook them in the pantry

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

korea Free and easy (Jeju) : Dongmum traditional market, Jungang underground shopping, Iho beach, dragon head rock

We stay at Yeha on the first night. 

We tried a barbecued pork restaurant on the first night .

Before check out, we went to do some sightseeing via taxi.

Dragon head rock
Not really worth a visit because the only thing to see is the dragon head rock.

Comparing the different colour of the sand

Iho beach. We took a cab in but could not find any cab to bring us out.
We walked half an hour and some kind hearted koreans help us to call a cab.

We walked from Jeju Dongmun Traditional Market and Jeju Jungang Underground Shopping Center to the beach .

Jeju Dongmun Traditional Market.

We visited Jeju Jungang Underground Shopping Cente but we did not get anything.