I toyed with the idea of trying blowfish in Busan, but chickened out. On a hungry afternoon in Seoul, we headed to a highly-recommended fugu specialty restaurant for a lunch set-meal. I didn’t get any photos of a couple dishes because I imagined a numb sensation on my mouth and impending paralysis/death. Of course, it was false alarm and the fugu was especially delicious breaded + deep-fried.
** A quick update in April 2014: The fugu restaurant is called Il-Bok and it’s conveniently located in Seoul’s Hongdae Area, between the Hongik University station and the Hapjeong station. They have English and Japanese translations for the set menu items at the restaurant, and you can see the main chef prepare your fish to order. I hear you can get blowfish katsu here!
Address for Il-Bok: 33, Hongik-ro 5-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul, Korea (Google Map)
Project Fukushima! is an initiative to raise awareness through a sychronized festival held in Fukushima and around the world. Yogiga Gallery in Seoul hosted the event, where Taurin was invited to perform alongside Korean and Japanese artists.
Rie Tahiti flew in from Japan. P.S. You can spot me taking photos in the darkness!
And just like that, I’ve left Korea. I’m in a brand new city where I don’t know anyone, but I’ve found a perfect two-story apartment with a spiral staircase and a cozy windowseat. More about that later this weekend!