No matter where our travels take us, our priority when arriving in a new city is always a visit to the local market. Public markets are ideal places to taste the local food and to witness the every-day comings and goings of real folks. These exchanges are our greatest source of inspiration.
Last June, our colleagues Claudine and Eric went to South Korea, and they took advantage of the occasion to visit different markets (and there were many!)
Gwangjang Market, Seoul.
Gimbap is a very popular Korean snack that resembles sushi. They are often made using marinated vegetables, omlettes , ham and sometimes even cheese!
Noodles stand in the Namdaemun market in Seoul.
The famous Korean pepper! Most often it is sold ground (to order, sometimes on the premises). There are different varieties, different sizes, some hotter than others.
Different tofus in the Mangwan market.
An amazing assortment of marinated vegetables and kimchi (just about every vegetable can be transformed into kimchi!)
Little vegetable market on a street in Gyeongju.
Squash in Gyeongju Market.