Sunday, August 3, 2008

Gyeongdong Market

The demographics shifted abruptly as we exited Line 1 at Jeji-dong. We were the only young Westerners among a sea of ajummas and ajoshis. Judging from the variety and prices of the produce, I'm not surprised that older people flood this market. Bins of various grains and herbs.
I noticed many vegetables that are used for panch'eon (side dishes). The sweet potatoes were only 2000W per basket, half the price found at the Commissary! I did not recognize this tuber, but the shape attracted my attention.
We need a translation! The herbal shops offered many unusual products.
Thorny twigs - I hope people have heavy gloves in their kitchens!

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