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Korea Seoul Hongdae Fried Chicken

13 September 2011

Hongdae

The hipster district for university students with fixies, black rimmed glasses, acoustic guitars and retro grandpa hats is called Hongdae, which is around a big university.
The place is full of cheap restaurants that allow smoking on the inside that sell even cheaper beer, love hotels, starcraft cafes.

I chose one such restaurant that seemed to be authentically Korean, full of students smoking. I ordered one thing, and got something completely different.....

Korea-Seoul-Hongdae-Fried Chicken - From the photos the streets look like any other, but theres a lack of adidas, nike, uni qlo, giordano and other name stores here.

From the photos the streets look like any other, but theres a lack of adidas, nike, uni qlo, giordano and other name stores here.


Korea-Seoul-Hongdae-Fried Chicken - There was a huge line in the street, at the head of the line is this guy making a sort of Korean style hot dog. I wanted to try one but I hate lines.

There was a huge line in the street, at the head of the line is this guy making a sort of Korean style hot dog. I wanted to try one but I hate lines.


Korea-Seoul-Hongdae-Fried Chicken - The line, I estimate there to be 50 people in the line, lots of idiots are photographing the grill man just like me.

The line, I estimate there to be 50 people in the line, lots of idiots are photographing the grill man just like me.


Korea-Seoul-Hongdae-Fried Chicken - Now, I ordered from the part of the menu that wasnt a hot pot, and I ordered some sort of chicken, grilled in a chilli looking sauce, with various int

Now, I ordered from the part of the menu that wasnt a hot pot, and I ordered some sort of chicken, grilled in a chilli looking sauce, with various interesting vegetables, I pointed at the picture, there was no mistake!
I think my waitress decided I cant have that cause im not Korean, so I got some battered deep fried chicken, on some lettuce, with wait for it, a scoop of ice cream on the lettuce.
Is it common for americans to eat ice cream with their fried chicken? I can only assume the waitress thought I was american and can only eat fried chicken, lettuce and ice cream.


Korea-Seoul-Hongdae-Fried Chicken - The outside of the restaurant, note it doesnt look like an American fried chicken and ice cream place.

The outside of the restaurant, note it doesnt look like an American fried chicken and ice cream place.


Korea-Seoul-Hongdae-Fried Chicken - A common site in Seoul is sparks. This is the charcoal heating that they put on your table in the metal dish for bbq.

A common site in Seoul is sparks. This is the charcoal heating that they put on your table in the metal dish for bbq.


Korea-Seoul-Hongdae-Fried Chicken - The place specialises in battered deep fried vegetables of every kind.

The place specialises in battered deep fried vegetables of every kind.


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