Teachers living in Korea love their convenience stores, some have even called them home. A fellow Korea blogger wrote awhile back that there are over 2,900 7-Eleven stores in Korea. Check out how close I live to my favorite 7-Eleven and all you can find inside. What is your favorite Korean convenience store goodie?
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A cheap way to eat after a night of drinking in Seoul. A small glimpse of what the city has to offer while teaching English in Korea.
How to order and eat:
- Ddukbokki (rice cake) drowned in red chili paste usually served with fish cake, be careful of the spicy level !
- Sundae (blood sausage) can be served with the ddukbokki sauce if asked for
- Oedang (fish cake) can be taken from a soup of radish and crab, top with a soy sauce and eaten from the stick
- Kimbap (sushi rolls) are sliced and can be dunked in the spicy chili sauce or consumed as is
- Fried goodies are usualy 4 or 5 pieces for $2 that are deep fried, cut up for your enjoyment
So being back in Jersey City was definitely breathtaking. I got to see the snow fall where my family still lives after all these years, walk along the Hudson where our house hovers and breathe the air that I longed for this past year in Korea. There have been many changes to the area, mostly upgrades, but the best part is being able to still find the same spots that I longed for since moving to Korea.
There is one good thing about the handful of convenient stores in Korea. Located in all areas which include popular tourist areas and hidden alleys, these convenient stores can be the biggest life saviors. Not only are they opened late hours, heck 24 hours, it is the one spot to go to for cheap goodies (including amusement parks and other family places Americans would raise the price at). They offer all kinds of daily necessities, making traveling and everyday life as an English teacher in Korea that much easier. A few of the more popular convenient stores in Korea are Family Mart, Buy the Way, GS 25, CVS, and 7-11 (but its nothing like the ones back at home).