Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Busan Eats!

Busan is sweltering lately. Seriously, so hot and humid that it makes me want to stab someone, preferably myself, so I can get away from the heat and humidity. Gross.

So this past weekend, we went on a little date to watch "암살" ("Assassination"), which is the hot new movie lately (that our company worked on). I honestly think people are just going out to watch movies because it's so freaking hot at home... but whatever. The movie was hard for me to understand- I may speak Korean like a native, but I certainly do not understand old school Korean very well. Or at all, frankly. Hmmph. It was annoying and I nearly fell asleep in the middle of the movie, but at least it was pretty? 

After the movie, we went to have dinner. We had braised chicken, an old favorite of mine when I lived in Ilsan! Aww, I miss Ilsan...

The restaurant is called BongChu Chicken (website is shockingly in (bad) English!) (or 봉추찜닭, the website for which is in Korean). What is braised chicken, you ask? It's this!

And it is so delicious. Mmmmm~~ Sweet and salty and chicken-y with 당면 (cellophane noodles made out of yams, which I LOVE) and carrots and, oddly, cucumbers. I know people eat cooked cucumbers, but I still think it's weird. They get all soft and mushy and weird. Anyways, YUM! 

Then we went to have coffee at Cafe Aslan, (website in Korean), which is a sort of frou-frou cafe quite close to our place. (We walked all day, because weekends here in Busan are TERRIBLE for traffic! Living in a tourist-y area is not good here in Korea.)

Aww, it's the husband, who doesn't know I have a blog~ He'd probably kill me if he knew I had uploaded this photo anywhere online. Good thing I only have about 3 readers! Cafe Aslan is really cute and the atmosphere is great, but it's SO EXPENSIVE. It's ₩6,100 (~$5.50) for an Americano! Which is like ₩5,000 at Starbucks, which is an expensive import here! ... But what can you do. You pay for the atmosphere, I guess??

It was pretty late, so we had green tea lattes, which were horrendously sweet, unsurprisingly. Koreans love sweets! The little cupcakes or muffins were surprisingly good. I don't expect Korean bakery items labeled with "cream cheese" to actually taste like cream cheese, but these did! Yummy. We still have two at home, which I just remembered.

I've been at the office for two days in a row, which is unusual for me, but it's been SO HOT at home that I am taking refuge in the air-conditioning at work!

That's all for now. I have another blog post coming soon about journaling (with pen and paper!) because I've been all about that lately. ^_^