Insadong, located in northern Seoul is one of the busier areas of the city. It’s known as an excellent shopping district, specializing in traditional Korean crafts and food. So Dad and I embraced the rampant consumerism of the time of year and hitched a ride to Insadong.
We were greeted by two young men making a traditional Korean desert- chopped nuts wrapped in a type of fermented honey that has been stretched into fine hair. It’s a truly bizarre process, which was augmented by the absolutely hilarious men who were demonstrating how to make them.
We walked around and saw one of Korea’s infamous “love walls”:
We also needed to eat, because when it’s below freezing in Seoul, I need to eat once every twelve minutes. We stopped at a traditional looking restaurant:And had some very traditional Mandu-guk, or dumpling soup. It was delicious and cheap and exactly what we needed on such a frigid afternoon.