Wednesday, 18 May 2016

[Jeonju] - Jeondong Hotteok (전주 전동호떡)

[Jeonju] - Jeondong Hotteok (전주 전동호떡)| by Meheartseoul Kidzania Children’s Job Experience Theme Park (???? ??????? ????)| by Meheartseoul
I assumed that this hotteok shop was the one recommended by the cafe owner. Even if it's wrong, at least must be quite popular and yummy enough that it's shown on various TV variety programs. Why not give it a try, right?

[Jeonju] - Jeondong Hotteok (전주 전동호떡) |
But, did I read them correctly 두유호떡 / 치즈호떡 / 아이스호떡
(Soy Milk Hotteok / Cheese Hotteok / Ice cream Hotteok)?

Hotteok (Korean sweet pancake) is one of my favorite street foods in Korea. You can find hotteok cart / van almost at every shopping streets such as Hongdae, Sinchon and Myeongdong. My son also love to eat it because it's sweet, but my daughter didn't like the cinnamon taste. But, it won't go wrong if it's filled with cheese, because she likes to eat cheese.

[Jeonju] - Jeondong Hotteok (전주 전동호떡) |
What a giant clay furnace.
So, it's really baked hotteok as shown on the photo?!

[Jeonju] - Jeondong Hotteok (전주 전동호떡) | 
Hotteok normally pressed on greased griddle,
at KTO Singapore we learned how to make Hotteok
using non-stick frying pan and added oil to fry it.

[Jeonju] - Jeondong Hotteok (전주 전동호떡) | 
If you're health conscious person, this baked hotteok is 
definitely healthier because no oil added on it.

[Jeonju] - Jeondong Hotteok (전주 전동호떡) | 
Maybe because facing this traditional oven, I'd impression that 
I was ordering pizza instead of hotteok.

[Jeonju] - Jeondong Hotteok (전주 전동호떡) |
 Jeondong Hotteok Menu.

Since I never tried all of the 4 flavors to choose (not including ice-cream),  so I simply ordered one each: Sweet Hotteok (두유벌끌호떡 ) made with soymilk and filled with savory and sweet brown sugar, peanut and honey, Philladelphia Cream Cheese Hotteok (치즈호떡), Garlic Hotteok (마늘호떡) and 임실치즈호떡 (Imsil Cheese Hotteok).   

They also sell Ice Cream Hotteok, Original Grilled rice cake (가래떡 구이), Grilled rice cake with honey, Grilled Imsil Cheese rice cake, Americano, Coffee Latte, Coffee Mocha, Caramel Machiato, Royal Milk Tea, Hot Choco, Chrysanthemum Tea, Lotus Tea, Grapefruit Tea, Lemon Tea, and Ade (Coconut Mango, Grapefruit, Grape, Cherry).

There is some discount if you order set menu:
1. Sweet Hotteok + Cream Cheese or Garlic Hotteok : KRW 4,000 (Save KRW 500).
2. Sweet Hotteok + Sweet Hotteok + Sweet Hotteok : KRW 5,000 (Save KRW 1,000).
3. Sweet Hotteok + Cream Cheese + Garlic Hotteok : KRW 6,000 (Save KRW 1,000).

There is no set menu for all the flavors, but I paid KRW 9,000 nstead of paying KRW 10,000. So, it's  like order set no. 3 and add Imsil Cheese Hotteok.

[Jeonju] - Jeondong Hotteok (전주 전동호떡) |
The owners or staffs were busy on the kitchen worktop, and I was observing
this cute painting with tons of heart shapes and hanok houses on the oven.

Only after taking order, they started to weight the dough, knead and roll the dough before insert the filling. Then put on the pan and sent them to this lovely yellow dome oven for baking. 

[Jeonju] - Jeondong Hotteok (전주 전동호떡) |
Asked permission to go inside and take photo of the oven.

They must have very good memory because they need to remember the position for hotteok on the baking pan, or else they'll mess up the orders. Or maybe put marking on the hotteok? Well, I'm not sure as I didn't notice the marking.

[Jeonju] - Jeondong Hotteok (전주 전동호떡) | 
Be prepared to wait for at least 10 minutes for them to prepare 
fresh bake hotteok and hot out from the oven for you.

[Jeonju] - Jeondong Hotteok (전주 전동호떡) |
Story of Hotteok...

[Jeonju] - Jeondong Hotteok (전주 전동호떡) | 
Outside was too cold, so it's nice to stand in front of 
this heater fan and wait for my orders!

[Jeonju] - Jeondong Hotteok (전주 전동호떡) | [Jeonju] - Jeondong Hotteok (전주 전동호떡) |
It's good that they indicated the flavors on the paper bag,
either with manually hand written or stamped on it.  

The paper box also quite creative with fire image on the oven door. My itchy fingers playing with the door and peeping whether my hotteok were ready to go for the next process! Yes... going to go through my digestive system without any guilt because as stated on the box, their hotteok was made using soymilk and baked in the oven... so it's healthy hotteok!^^

[Jeonju] - Jeondong Hotteok (전주 전동호떡) |
 Waiting for another hotteok to come in the box.

[Jeonju] - Jeondong Hotteok (전주 전동호떡) |
Although they're selling snacks and drinks but it's not cafe.

You can either take-away or mucnh it while strolling around beautiful Jeonju Hanok Village. I just walked back to Springtime Cafe (카페 봄날) as kids were playing with big dog there.

Let's not fight... let's divide each hotteok to 4 slices
so it's fair and can equally taste 4 different flavors!

[Jeonju] - Jeondong Hotteok (전주 전동호떡) |
 Beware of beware of hot fillings inside! 
Zhi said no need to worry for he could handle the hot but yummy food,
because it's torturing to see this tasty hotteok but couldn't taste it! ^^

Hhhmmm why it looks like mini thin crust pizza to me? Especially with the cheese and garlic fillings. We finished all the hotteok in less than 5 minutes?! I thought that they said they're not hungry earlier?

It's really suitable to eat as a snack in the winter. It's good to exercise your mouth and face so it's not frozen and can have irresistible rosy cheeks like cutie Zhi without need to apply blusher~^^

[Jeonju] - Jeondong Hotteok (전주 전동호떡) |
Jeondong Hotteok (전동호떡)
61-5 Gyo-dong, Wansan-gu, Jeonju, Jeollabuk-do.
Weekdays: 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Weekends: 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

[Jeonju] - Springtime Cafe (카페 봄날)

[Jeonju] - Springtime Cafe (카페 봄날) | by Meheartseoul
After the officer of tourist information helped to confirm our room, we walked from Jeonju Hyanggo and saw this...

[Jeonju] - Springtime Cafe (카페 봄날) |
Springtime (카페 봄날) - charming and unique Hanok-style Cafe.
Something hairy and fluffy inside this cafe caught kids' eyes...

[Jeonju] - Springtime Cafe (카페 봄날) |
It's a giant furry dog resting beside the glass door!

[Jeonju] - Springtime Cafe (카페 봄날) |
Kids insisted to go inside because of this big friend...

We supposed to find a restaurant to have our lunch. It's not the time to sit down at the cafe, but they both sang the same tune that they're still full. We ate some breads, gimbap and banana milk at the Jeongan resting point. 

As if I didn't know their main reason was to wanna play with the dog. These two kids really animal lovers. My gal even want to be a zookeeper when she grows up. But she's afraid of ants, insects and bugs. Hahaha.

[Jeonju] - Springtime Cafe (카페 봄날) | [Jeonju] - Springtime Cafe (카페 봄날) |
The owner was friendly and allowed us to bring food from outside,
as I told her that kids want to play with the dog.
[Jeonju] - Springtime Cafe (카페 봄날) |
Ordered drinks before going out to buy food.

I'd to read the menu in Hangul and translate it to my hubby one by one. But some never or seldom heard especially for Traditional tea such as 민들레뿌리차, 국화차, 연잎차, 제주영귤발효자,...  no choice to check dictionary:

★ Herbs tea (허브티): Rooibus Tea / Chamomile / Jasmine / Peppermint - 4.5
★ Mellow Latte - 5.0 / Hot Choco - 5.5
    Purple Sweet Potato Latte / Green Tea Latte / Five Grains Latte - 5.5 
★ Traditional Tea (전동차): Omija / Bokbunja / Plum / Citron / Ginger / Dandelion root / Chrysanthemum / Lotus Leaf / Jeju Fermented Tea 
★ Peach Ice Tea  / Pomegranate  Ice Tea - 5.0
★ Smoothies (스무디): Strawberry / Kiwi / Mulberry / Blueberry / Mango - 6.0
★ Green Grape Ade / Lemon (Blue.Pink) Sparking Ade - 6.0
★ Sparkling Wine Ade - 6.5
★ Green Grape Makgeolli Slush - 6.5

[Jeonju] - Springtime Cafe (카페 봄날) |  [Jeonju] - Springtime Cafe (카페 봄날) |
Omija Tea | Hot Choco | Chrysanthemum | Jeju Fermented Tea.

[Jeonju] - Springtime Cafe (카페 봄날) | [Jeonju] - Springtime Cafe (카페 봄날) |
For take-away, you can buy the drink you like, opt to 
top up KRW 3,000 and get '봄날' water bottle.

[Jeonju] - Springtime Cafe (카페 봄날) |
First floor - Sitting areas, ordering counter, 
and self-service for plain water.

[Jeonju] - Springtime Cafe (카페 봄날) |
 The most attractive and interactive corner for kids and Mint (민트).

[Jeonju] - Springtime Cafe (카페 봄날) | 
According to the owner, Mint was only eight-month pup. 
He's about my son's size when sitting, or almost the height of its owner when standing.

Mint was quite lazy to move and only lying there. Kids patting and playing 
with him, and then suddenly he's so excited to bite and lick my son's jacket. 
Maybe because it has fur on the hoodie?!

[Jeonju] - Springtime Cafe (카페 봄날) |
Second floor has more spacious seating area compare to first floor.
It's good for large group gathering.

The interior was warmly decorated with wooden tables, chairs and long simple compartment with books, ornaments and green planters. It created humble and casual ambience. It's nice to sit at the cozy corner next to the window, relax and enjoy a cup of tea while reading a book.

[Jeonju] - Springtime Cafe (카페 봄날) |
Surrounded by glass windows allowing natural light to
brighten up the whole space.

The whole place was tidy and 'dust-free'. Not exaggerating, it's not only clean, but shinning clean! When I was sitting there for one hour plus, I saw the owner was diligently wipe everything from small to big items including tables and stairs!!!

[Jeonju] - Springtime Cafe (카페 봄날) | [Jeonju] - Springtime Cafe (카페 봄날) |

The other thing I like about this cafe is impressive view of Hanok tiled-roof 
and the surrounding. Calm my mind and sooth my eyes!

Especially proper spacing between seats and high ceiling creating freedom nuance. Gazed out at the white snow and my mind couldn't help to have some beautiful daydreams...

[Jeonju] - Springtime Cafe (카페 봄날) |
How nice if this is my house...
Can I become co-owner of this cafe~?

[Jeonju] - Springtime Cafe (카페 봄날) |
I went to 삼백집 Restaurant, wanted to order Bibimbap and Kongnamulbap.

However, when I told the staff that I'll bring to the cafe to eat, they didn't allow it. So, no choice but to look for other food.

[Jeonju] - Springtime Cafe (카페 봄날) | 
Ended up bought this Jeondong Hotteok (전동 호떡)
which recommended by the cafe's owner. 
Awesome customer service, right?!

[Jeonju] - Springtime Cafe (카페 봄날) |
 Music flowing inside the cafe, and we had our 
hot hotteok for mini lunch since they're not hungry.

 [Jeonju] - Springtime Cafe (카페 봄날) |
The cafe is facing the pavilion and cart.

As the motel we stayed was outside Jeonju Hanok Village, we decided that my hubby will go to the hotel alone, just to drop the luggage instead of all of us go and squeezed inside the taxi.

[Jeonju] - Springtime Cafe (카페 봄날) |
Selfies while waiting for taxi...

Hubby afraid that he couldn't communicate with the driver later, therefore he wanted the driver to send him there, wait for him and drive him back to this cafe.

[Jeonju] - Springtime Cafe (카페 봄날) |
Omokjeong Pavilion (오목정).

Not sure whether this pavilion was purposely name the same as Omokdae (오목대) or not. Maybe because Omokdae is the iconic of  Jeonju, then this is so called the smaller size of it.

Basically, pavilion in Korea is named with the ending 'Jeong' (정) or 'Ru / Dae' (루 / 대). Jeong is for medium size pavilion like Hwallaejeong (활래정), Hyangwonjeong Pavilion (향원정) and Ru / Dae is for big pavilion like Cheongyeonru Pavilion (청연루).

[Jeonju] - Springtime Cafe (카페 봄날) |
Snowball fighting, anyone?

[Jeonju] - Springtime Cafe (카페 봄날) | 
Springtime Cafe (카페 봄날)
Add: 60-1 Gyo-dong, Wansan-gu,
Jeonju, Jeollabuk-do.

Thursday, 5 May 2016

Revisit Jeonju Hyanggyo Confucian School (전주향교)

Revisit Jeonju Hyanggyo Confucian School (전주향교) | by Meheartseoul
Jeonju Hyanggyo Confucian School (전주향교) | 
 Whenever I opened my drawer and saw this photobook, I wish it'
Nobita's desk drawer which can access to Doraemon's time
machine so I can travel back in time to the Joseon period~!

Jeonju Hyanggyo Confucian School (전주향교) |
Safely arrived in Jeonju thanks to this comfortable free shuttle bus for foreigner.

Jeonju Hyanggyo Confucian School (전주향교) | Jeonju Hyanggyo Confucian School (전주향교) |
 Take pictures so that we can show the taxi driver, as the pick-up point
will be at the same place as we dropped off.

The guide said we're the only group that not joining them back to Seoul, the rest of the tourists will take the bus back to Seoul at 5pm that day. So, if you're considering a day trip out of Seoul, quickly jot this down in your itinerary now... Feel Korea and Fall in Love in Jeonju!

Jeonju Hyanggyo Confucian School (전주향교) |
 Amazed to see white Jeonju, I couldn't resist to snap few shots, but suddenly
gush of wind swirled and snow showered my hair. Ne~ naughty snow!!!

Journey back to Jeonju...this time round in Hanbok~! ^^

Jeonju Hyanggyo Confucian School (전주향교) |
The guide brought the rest to Hanok Village, but we're left behind
as we're dragging our heavy luggage and couldn't catch with their big steps.

 Jeonju Hyanggyo Confucian School (전주향교) |
National Intangible Heritage Center (국립무형유산원).

Jeonju Hyanggyo Confucian School (전주향교) |
 See you soon Hanok Winterwonderland~!

 Jeonju Hyanggyo Confucian School (전주향교) |
Cheongyeonru Pavilion (청연루) from far.

This trip, we didn't have time to stop by there, so if you're curious about this this grandiose wooden pavilion sitting on half of the bridge, please click the above link to read my previous posting.

 Jeonju Hyanggyo Confucian School (전주향교) |  Jeonju Hyanggyo Confucian School (전주향교) |
 After climbed up the stairs, we noticed Hongsalmun (Red Gate),
which is the entrance to familiar building...

 Jeonju Hyanggyo Confucian School (전주향교) |

If you're a fans of Captain Yoo Shi-jin in mega hit K-drama "Descendants of the Sun (태양의 후예)", then you must knew that Song Joong-ki rose to fame in the historical drama "Sungkyunkwan Scandal (성균관 스캔들)".

The recent Sageuk drama “Love in the Moonlight.” appears multiple scenes in the drama especially Myeongnyundang Lecturer Hall that serves as eunuch Ra-on’s and Royal Guard of the Crown Prince's residence.
 Jeonju Hyanggyo Confucian School (전주향교) |
 Filming location of "Sungkyunkwan Scandal".
If you haven't watched it, you might not want to miss it.

You'll love his role as Gu Yong-ha (Yeo-rim) - a mischief, smart, cute and upperclass scholar. He was nominated for Best New Actor, Excellence Award Actor in a Mid-length Drama, Netizens' Award, Popularity Award and won Best Couple Award with Yoo Ah-in.

 Jeonju Hyanggyo Confucian School (전주향교) |
If you want to see their classrooms and dorm, altar and
archery competition place, please read my previous posting here.

Jeonju Hyanggyo Confucian School (전주향교) |
We didn't go in because my hubby went to Tourist Information Center.

Jeonju Hyanggyo Confucian School (전주향교) |
 We need TIC to help us to call and check whether kids are allowed 
to stay because the motel didn't reply my booking enquiry. 

Jeonju Hyanggyo Confucian School (전주향교) |
Kids went up as they're curious on this pavilion on the second storey...

Jeonju Hyanggyo Confucian School (전주향교) |
I played with snow... and my daughter snapped these photos.

Jeonju Hyanggyo Confucian School (전주향교) | Jeonju Hyanggyo Confucian School (전주향교) |  
Now my turn to go up for selfies... :P

There was a photographer came up, and asked me whether I'm an artist. He thought I was there for shooting film. I knew it's because I wore Hanbok... I told him I rented it from Seoul so I can travel around Korea and donned in Hanbok. He even asked me the price as if as he wanted to rent it too. Btw, he's Korean but maybe not from Jeonju.

Chatted with him in broken Korean. He told me he just came out from Hyanggyo, and asked me to  go there so I can take more beautiful photos...

Jeonju Hyanggyo Confucian School (전주향교) |
Oh my... Jeonju was so pretty and dreamlike blanketed by white snow~!

  Jeonju Hyanggyo Confucian School (전주향교) | Jeonju Hyanggyo Confucian School (전주향교) |
Add: 139, Hyanggyo-gil, Wansan-gu, 
Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do, Korea.

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