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Traditional Food and House in Seoul Korea

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Staying here a weekend I have to experience Traditional Food and House in Seoul Korea. Now I will visit a private home that is open for a guided tour with tea included. Later this evening I will try out some Korean cuisine. Visiting a city like this means a lot of walking an plenty of time to built up an appetite, I just hope that Korean food tastes good.

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Walking down the hill trying to find the right entrance to the house that is open to the public.

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Welcome to this traditional Korean house.

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This private home is designed and owned by a architect.

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First floor and garden is open to the public, the basement is private and decorated in a south American style.

 

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Seoul as seen from the terrace of the house.

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The entrance and garden of the house.

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The living room or dining room. All rooms here are multi purpose and can be used both for entertaining guest and accommodating them. The bowls on the table is over 1000 years old according to the guide.

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It is not just a normal table, this one is hand made with thousands of mother of pearls inserts witch reflects in the light.

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Paper covered doors that lets the light trough and makes a 3d effect when opened. Shadows works in a amazing way here in Korea.

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In the more modern kitchen of the house. This light bulb is special and I have just heard the whole story about it. As a fun fact I can mention that it even can be dimmed.

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As it gets dark the garden lights up.

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Seoul streets, heading for a restaurant.

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After a lot of walking and being stuck in traffic taking a taxi here it is time to try some Korean dishes.

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Dinner is served.

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This is so different from eating out in Norway.

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Traditional restaurant located in a traditional Korean house.

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No need for chairs, the floor is heated and you have a thin cushion to sit on.

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Strike a pose! In traditional Korean clothes.

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Next restaurant up! Located in Itaewon district, this is also a popular destination and the food served is as traditional as it gets.

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The meal is prepared on the table in front of you. Expect to smell like food when you exit this place.

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Getting this right was not too easy, and with my limited Korean language skills I ended up being fed the first bite by the waiter.

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Fresh ingredients and no concern about eating out here.

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Continuing seeing Seoul by night after a good dinner.

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At the entrance to one of the shops you see more of the Korean traditional architecture

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This one I did not try, a fast snack is easy to get all over the city.

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Next corner, more food for people in a hurry.

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More food, now at Maple Tree House in Itaewon.

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Food is prepared on a charcoal grill on the dining table.

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Fresh ingredients, cook it, wrap it, eat it.

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Highly recommended if you want Korean food.

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Flowers in the hair is popular in this part of the world at least.

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Last restaurant to visit, Tosokchon. Serves up and meets your need for traditional Food and House in Seoul Korea

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One whole chicken served, eat it and use the spoon to drink the “soup”.

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Essential side dish. When coming to this place expect waiting in line as it is a popular destination. Here you can both experience traditional food and house in Seoul Korea.

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