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Monday, June 25, 2007

My favorite Restaurant- a little gritty.

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A few times a week I grab lunch at a Kimbap Nara restaurant near home. For 3,000 Won (3USD) I can get kimchi jiggae, a plate of rabboggie or bowl of ice noodles.

This said, there are few frills. The bathroom looks like this:
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Most days I'm not at all concerned
about the lack of toilet paper or the general cleanliness...


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The coffee is dispensed from a machine for 10 cents. Coffee machines are very popular in Korean restaurants. You know, even hot water and powder can taste like a latte if you're desperate.

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View out the restaurant window, where I sat on a stool: a woman dressed in Hanbok, walking past construction on her way to a wedding.

A man and his little girl:

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8 comments:

Helena said...

I just figured out what raboggie is.

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Jane Milton said...

Hey Eva, do you eat as a "team" in your 학원 for lunch? I'm curious to find out as I'm assuming there is a mix of Korean and Western teachers there. Since I am in a Western company here in Korea, it's a bit odd. Not exactly Western, not exactly Korean. Cheers!

Rodrigo said...

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Eva Karrin McKinnon said...

Hey Jane, no. I don't work over the lunch hour.

The only other foreigners at my hagwon are 2 guys who live together. They're from South Africa and we didn't really click, so we eat dinner together only if there's a work meeting.

But I think the Korean receptionists and management order food over lunch.

Eva Karrin McKinnon said...

I love it , anonymous! thanks!!

Chrissy121875 said...

Ohhh...the washrooms are the same as in Japan! Well, they do have "Western" toilets too, but I've seen the ones you've got posted too. Personally, I tended to opt for the "Western" toilets if I had a choice. Oh, and I always made sure to carry packets of tissue paper/kleenex with me! LOL!

I love how your blog really captures your slice of Korea. It's really neat.

Anonymous said...

do the cooks also go without toilet paper and soap? it's funny how feet/shoes are considered dirty but what about hands?

erin