(Author’s note: A lot of feels with the picture for this Fictioneers. A lot of them. Enjoy!)
Korea Remembered (Madrigl)
by Miles H. Rost
Nambu Market in Jeonju was one of a few placed I loved to go.
The shops, the smells of the food, the atmosphere; All of it was intoxicating.
The blood sausage restaurant, serving up sundae, was lined up down the lane. I passed them all by. No twenty minute wait for me.
The kalguksu shop I went to had soft asia-jazz playing, and was a great place for someone like me.
The server put some water on my table, and asked me for my order.
“Mandu Kalguksu wa cola hanpyeong gajuseyo.” *
She smiled as she went to make my order.
*- “Knife-cut noodle soup with dumplings, and 1 glass of cola, please.”
Great atmospheric piece. The order sounds very tasty and the music video is also quite lovely. Thank you for sharing!
I’ve been missing Korea a lot, even though it’s been 3 years since moving back. If I could retire there, I would. If only for the awesome cuisine.
Wonderful description work. Glad the server knew what you ordered. All I got was the cola! Well done.
If you’ve been there longer than a couple years, you pick up on what to order.
This is very true.
That sounds like a great place to visit. And a place tourists will never find.
Actually, Nambu Market in Jeonju is one of the more busy markets. However, people generally only go there for shopping or to try that sundae (blood sausage) restaurant. Many of the other restaurants in the market love having customers, especially foreigners.
Does sound like good memories. I do enjoy Korean cuisine, though rarely get a chance to eat authentic Korean.
I miss my kimchi jjigae (Kimchi stew). Very much so.
Interesting, authentic details. Nice!
Real event. 🙂
And, of course, a side of kimchi. I know it’s a bit of a cheat, but I do enjoy a coke with different Asian cuisine. I loved this!! =)
Coke was all they served, or I would have had a Pepsi. XD
Good story of a MC with an open mind and a discerning palate.
A true story, nevertheless.
You’ve renewed a long-standing desire to see Korea!
Get outside of Seoul and Busan, and you’ll see things that will blow your mind. Jeonju is for classical foodies.
Miles, it’s a dream I doubt will be fulfilled. Age and accompanying debilities make flying very difficult. But I can dream 🙂