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363. Find Your Appetite in SeoMun Night Market

Park, Su-yeon, Jang, Min-young 기자2016.08.29 08:51:29

In the ten days following the opening of SeoMun Night Market on June 3, 2016, it welcomed a million visitors. The night market aims to revitalize not only SeoMun Market, but also the regional economy. It became easier to visit the market in terms of public transportation after a new subway line opened, which contributes to an increase in the number of visitors. A variety of foods attracts tourists, who can enjoy a number of specialties. What is most appealing is the large number and the diversity of foods sold at the market. There are 65 food stalls in total. Some dishes have already achieved their fame on social media.

 

-       Daesin-dong 115-378, Jung-gu, Daegu

-       19:30~00:00 Sunday - Thursday / 19:30~00:30 Friday - Saturday

-       Open throughout the year

 

-       Maenbo Shrimp

Chinese Fried Shrimp Toast is the only food the store serves and it costs 3500 won for 3 pieces of toast. It is made of shrimp and fried bread, which makes it crispy. There are two kinds of dressing: balsamic sauce and chili sauce. Citron dressing is used for the accompanying salad, which makes the dish fresh and mix well with fried toast.

-       Dodo Potato

There are two kinds of potato dish: ORIGINAL and JALAPEÑO. Each costs 4000 won. The only difference between them is the use of broccoli for the ORIGINAL and jalapeño for the JALAPEÑO. The dish consists of potato, ham, corn, pineapple, bread, bacon, and egg. In addition, there is a sauce made of Cheddar Cheese. Some find it a bit rich but most people love it. We can even enjoy the dish by putting it into a baguette.

-       Fat Vegetable Pork Belly Wrap

There are two simple items here: Original Wrap and Spicy Wrap. Each wrap is 2500 won. Vegetables such as sesame leaves, boiled cabbage, carrot, and onion are wrapped in a thin strip of pork belly. Rice cake is also wrapped inside. The cross section almost resembles that of Gimbap. It is somewhat salty and greasy but the thin-sliced raw onion served together lightens up the dish. The spicy wrap can be pretty hot, so the original wrap is recommended for those who are not accustomed to spicy foods.

-       Art College Student’s Food Cart

The Art College Student’s Food Cart sells Chop Steak for 4000 won and Stir-Fried Noodles for 3000 won. Right on order, the cook measures 100-120 grams of beef. Then it goes right on to the grill. The steak comes from cuts of chuck tail flap. The dish is composed of lettuce salad with Ceasar dressing, grilled mushroom and corn, a cherry tomato, and chop steak. The beef steak is chopped in bite-sized pieces so that it is easier to eat on the street. The salad dressing can be a bit salty but it harmonizes with the grilled mushroom. The owner also uses homemade steak sauce.

-       A Somewhat  Unique Handcart

Bingsu, shaved ice dessert with sweet toppings, is a popular Korean summer dessert. A notable feature of this particular bingsu is that it is served in a portable plastic cup. There are more seasonal desserts but for summer, honeydew melon is the only available one, which is sold at 4000 won. Red bean paste, almonds, and mixed grain powder are piled up in the bottom of a cup. Then finely shaved ice mixed with melon syrup is added and fresh honeydew scoops are stacked on top of everything. The almonds add a crunchy texture to the soft ice. Thin slices of honeydew melon are laid in between, so mixing well before eating is a must.

-       Hongdae Ppanji

Ppanji is a Hong Kong/Taiwan dessert, costing 2500 won.  As for the Hongdae Ppanji, you can enjoy various kinds such as Mango, Strawberry, Banana, and Mixed fruits.  Mango Ppanji is the most popular of these. Soft vanilla cream and mango are wrapped inside chewy crepe, which creates a perfect combination. It could be a good choice to try a Ppanji when walking around SeoMun market to cool off.

 

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