On any trip to Seoul, I’m always happy strolling through Insadong’s main drag and winding side streets. Of course, people come here to buy traditional Korean souvenirs, but on this particular day, I came to eat. First on my list–Jeong Sik (정식).
Jeong Sik literally translates to “formal meal”. It typically includes a soup, rice, kimchi and an array of other side dishes, which will vary depending on the region and season.
In my own private dining room, I was served several small dishes. The meal cost ₩15,000, which is about 15 USD.
After lunch, it was only about five minutes before I found myself eating again. I stumbled upon several street vendors selling desserts. The one that caught my eye was the green tea ice cream served between two macaroons. The crispiness and chewiness of the macaroon paired great with the cold ice cream. I needed it because it was HOT outside.
I was sad to leave Insadong, but there are so many other neighborhoods in Seoul to explore.