Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Yeonmae Traditional Market with Min Hee

Yeonmae Traditional Market with Min Hee

Yeonmae Market is a small, but lively little market located along side Yangnyeongshi Herbal Medicine Market.  We first found this little wonder a few years ago, but had sort of forgotten about it.  Min Hee and her family were out gathering some information on places for Min Hee to report on when we were in need of a few light snacks. Suddenly we remembered this hidden oasis.

As you enter the market from either end you are right away given several choices for quick snacks.  This time of the year, some O-deng ( fishcakes on sticks ), assorted dumplings, spicy rice cakes or assorted fried foods.  These places are like the Korean Traditional version of fast food!

Min Hee is a fan of Duk, or rice cake,  she doesn’t like Dukboki ( duk simmered in a spicy pepper sauce, yet.  So today she went for some boiled Duk and a stick or two of fishcakes.  The stcks you see in the above photo are about forty cents apiece.  They are very popular!

There are about forty vendors in the market.  Most of the shops offer food or snacks.  You can buy in small amounts or in bulk. Several years ago during the summer we stopped in for a bag of puffed rice and between Min Hee and her parents had eaten the whole bag in a few hours.  It is much cheaper and a lot healthier than processed snacks.

“Daddy, are we going to buy some snacks today?”
“I am stuffed from the other snacks.  How about you?”
“Me too.  How about next time we come here?”
“Sounds good to me.”

Some of the snacks are made right in the market, then packaged and set out for sale.

Some of the items sold are great snacks for hiking or having in your backpack when it is time for a shopping spree.  Christmas is just around the corner and Yeonmae Market is just across from Jung Ang Police Box, at the end of one of the main shopping areas downtown.

We hope to see you out and about in our Colorful Daegu and if you happen to see us, please say HI!  If you would like to see more of Min Hee’s activities, please visit her facebook page and give her a LIKE (thumbs up)!  Here is a link:

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