Posts Tagged Anyang

Market Food

YUM. Corn pancakes from the Anyang Market.

It starts as a bowl of cooked corn.  Scooping big cup-fulls into this stone grinding mechanism the corn turns to mush.  Once the mush accumulated, other ingredients were added.  Two types of onions, garlic, bean sprouts and maybe carrots are all mixed together with the corn mush and then fried like a pancake on a flat grill.

Corn grinder.

This is at the market in Anyang.  I was thrilled to find this food vendor because I could actually eat this corn pancake since there was no wheat involved.  It tasted wonderful.

There are a few seats around the grill for people to sit and enjoy these culinary creations.  Other than corn pancakes, they made some sort of meat pancake too, but we didn’t try those.

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Anyang is such a great town

Anyang has it all….. lots of shopping department stores, a traditional market with lots of fresh veggies, good clubs for a fun nightlife, lots of English teachers, close to mountains… and other little perks that wouldn’t make sense in a blog.

Looking down on Anyang while drinking coffee.

Looking down on Anyang while drinking coffee.

Anyang is 20 minutes, by subway, from Sanbon… or a ~$4 cab ride away.  This is also where Club Psycho is located… the bar that reminds me of Huntington.   Mainly, I think Anyang is great because of its Chugang market.  That is where the piles and piles of peppers, spices, vegetables, and fruit can be found for reasonable prices.  Seth and I bought a giant bag of potatoes for ~$2 and a box of black raspberries for ~$3.  They sell clothes and purses too.  Anyang has also been one of the few towns that actually has vintage clothing shops.  Most Koreans won’t buy used clothing because of some strange folklore, such as the clothing being haunted by the previous owners (even though no one died).  It’s weird, but there aren’t many 2nd hand clothing shops.  We found 3 of them in Anyang.  I guess they’re not as superstitious here as opposed to the rest of Korea.

Seth and I were trying to find him a “man purse”.  All the men in Korea carry purses.  It’s funny, but true.  Seth decided they have the right idea and that he needs to enjoy the same convenience.  He didn’t find one he liked, so we stopped for a frozen coffee.  This picture is taken while resting.

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Market Foods

In the Anyang Market the booths alone were entertainment enough for the day.

Some of the booths sold food that we had no idea what it was and couldn’t even guess.

People take great care in their booths. All the food was rearranged constantly and made to look appealing.  Soon, I hope to go back to this place and pick up some more fresh produce.  It’s fascinating.  I definitely left this place very hungry.  Actually we left here and went to Baskin Robins for some ice cream.  Talk about a perfect day.  :mrgreen:

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Anyang Market

This past weekend, Seth and I went to Anyang.  It’s only 3 subway stops from our apartment.  This town had a HUGE market.  I love markets, and could honestly stay in them all day and never get bored.  I love looking at all the different foods, all the people shopping, all the bright colors of the produce… it’s just amazing to me.

Entrance to the market was lined with clothing shops

Entrance to the market was lined with clothing shops

Seth in the market

Seth in the market

Seth’s face is a bit dark, but you can see the flags high in the background and all the bright lights.  It was extremely crowded (just like everything else in Seoul).  The middle of the aisles were lined with tiny food stations.  20-30 different stations were all selling the exact same food items.  It was weird.  Only 4 or 6 people could sit at each station to eat at one time.  Almost all of them were full too.

This place kept going and going… every time we turned, there was another long aisle.

Tomorrow I’ll put up some pics of the food booths.  Today it’s a bit cloudy and cool outside.

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