Category Archives: Eat

스시야마 (Sushi Yama)

Sushi YamaBack home I’d eye with suspicion any eating establishment that’s located in a bus station. However, Yangsan Intercity bus terminal is home to both a Starbucks coffee shop and a sushi restaurant. 스시야마 is a conveyor belt sushi restaurant, so you sit at the bar and help yourself to whatever you like, then pay by plate at the end. At the time of writing a plate costs W1950 with salad and soup as service. The bar system makes it a good place for solo dining and there are tables too, should there not be enough space at the bar.

Gio’s

Gio'sThere are so many bakeries here that it can be hard to know which ones to try though I would say that Gio’s is one of the good ones in Yangsan. They have a great selection of cakes and pastries and plenty of free samples, so you can try before you buy. Pain au chocolat, great chocolate cake and the carrot cake are just some of the reasons I make the trip to Gio’s in Beomeo.

Directions: This restaurant is located in 범어 (Beomeo), which is a 15-20 minute walk over the bridge from Yangsan E-Mart. A taxi costs around 3000, just say to the driver, “Beomeo Dunkin Donut-uh.” Gio’s is across the road from Dunkin Donuts, on the other side of Samnyang-ro.

Beomeo Map

Cafe Tospia

Cafe TospiaThis little cafe in Beomeo has a good selection of toasted sandwiches or “press sandwich.” I prefer the sandwiches here to somewhere like ‘Isaac Toast’ as you there’s no hidden extras like pickles or sauce, for example. Ham and cheese is ham and cheese with no suprises.

NB. A few people have informed me that Cafe Tospia has been closed when they’ve gone there to get a sandwich on a weekday. However, in my experience, it’s always been open on weekends.

Directions: This restaurant is located in 범어 (Beomeo), which is a 15-20 minute walk over the bridge from Yangsan E-Mart. A taxi costs around 3000, just say to the driver, “Beomeo Dunkin Donut-uh.” Walk straight down Beomeo-ro (the road to the right of Dunkin Donuts), you should pass several pizza take aways and an hairdressers. Take the next street on your left, cross the street and walk right (in front of the 7/11 convenience store), Cafe Tospia has two entrances. Either enter the big building (Narae World) on your left or take the next street on your left.

Cafe Tospia Map

 

CAFE da.gam

Cafe da.gamFantastic Panini. Would be one reason to visit this excellent coffee shop in Jungbu-Dong though the coffee is pretty good too. Da.Gan is run by sisters (not nuns), one of whom studied culinary arts in Canada (she’s the one who makes the food).

You can get a Panini & coffee set for W8,500 and they do other food too (see menu images below), including a couple of brunch options. Coffee beans can also be purchased, a blend of Colombian, Guatemalan and Brazilian beans,

The cafe opens from 11am-11pm, has a modern interior and there’s a relaxing atmosphere, which makes it a great place to relax on an afternoon.

 

Directions: It’s about a 5-10 minute walk from E-mart in Shindoshi. From E-mart cross the street towards Krispy Kremes. Walk left then take your 2nd right (Ganbyeon-ro), you should see Yangsan subway station across the road. Walk straight (parallel to the station) until you pass Moda outlet on your right. Cross the street and walk right down Jungbu-ro until you see a shop called ‘Bob.’ Turn left then take a right (Behind Bob). Walk down this street (Yangju 2-gil), keep going straight at the crossroads, Cafe Da.Gam is opposite a small park on the left-hand side.

Cafe Dagam Map

 

 

 

Chinese Restaurant (Name Unknown)

Chinese RestaurantI’m a fan of Korea style Chinese food and this great little restaurant in Shindoshi never disappoints.

I recommend the 짜장면 (Jajangmyeon) (noodles in black bean sauce), the 군만두 (Goon mandoo) (fried dumplings) or my favorite 탕수윸 (Tangsooyook) (Korean style sweet and sour pork). The menu (see images below) is in English and Korean and there are plenty of options. It’s reasonably priced and they do take out too.

Directions – From E-Mart cross the road towards Krispy Kremes and walk right. Take the next street on your left, the restaurant is in the next building after the big LG shop, on the right hand side of the road. It’s the one with Chinese writing on it, on the 2nd floor.

PS. I don’t know the name of this restaurant, as the sign is in Chinese.

Chinese Restaurant Map

Chicken Syndrome

Chicken SyndromeThere are so many chicken places in Korea that it can be hard to know which one to choose. However, Chicken Syndrome, located close to Nambu Market is well worth a visit.

As you can see from the image, there is no English menu, but it’s not too hard to figure out. For guidance on ordering chicken in Korea see here http://dasbloggen.com/2013/08/15/a-guide-to-korean-fried-chicken/

Directions: This restaurant is located in Bukbu-dong, which is a 10-15 minute walk from E-mart in Shindoshi. With the stadium behind you, walk straight down Samil-ro. Walk straight until you see Skin Food and CNA on your right. You want to take the street on your left (Bugan nam 2-gil). Walk straight, you will pass New Bombay on your left. Turn right at the 711 onto Bugannam 4-gil, walk straight until you come to Chicken Syndrome, on the right hand side of the street.

Alfaiz Uzbekistan Restaurant

Alfaiz Uzbekistan RestaurantUzbek cuisine is one of my favorite food discoveries since coming to Korea. I used to travel to Gimhae, a city about 30 minutes from here, to dine at Registon, a really good Uzbek restaurant.

But Yangsan has an Uzbek restaurant of its own, located on a street which is also home to an Indian restaurant, an Indonesian cafe, a Chinese restaurant and several Asia-Marts (very handy shops which sell products imported from elsewhere in Asia).

Some of my favorite dishes include lamb or beef skewers (Shashlik), dumplings (Manti) as well as fresh bread and sour yoghurt. You can wash it all down with tea, beer or Russian vodka, whatever takes your fancy.

Alfaiz Menu

Directions: This restaurant is located in Bukbu-dong, which is a 10-15 minute walk from E-mart in Shindoshi. With the stadium behind you, walk straight down Samil-ro. Walk straight until you see Skin Food and CNA on your right. You want to take the street on your left (Bugan nam 2-gil). Walk straight, you will pass New Bombay on your left and W Motel on your right. Alfazi is opposite the CoMoN shop on the left hand side.

빚은손 만두 (Mandoo Take Away)

Mandoo Take AwayI’ve tried three kinds of 만두 (Mandoo) (Korean dumpling); 김치 만두(Kimchi Mandoo), 고기 만 두 (Meat Mandoo) and 갈비 만두 (Galbi Mandoo) from this little take away place in Beomeo. All of which I’d recommend as they’re reasonably priced, freshly made and delicious. They also sell 새우 만두 (Shrimp Mandoo), which are 5 for W5000.

Mandoo Menu

Directions: This restaurant is located in 범어 (Beomeo), which is a 15-20 minute walk over the bridge from Yangsan E-Mart. A taxi costs around 3000, just say to the driver, “Beomeo Dunkin Donut-uh.” Walk straight down Beomeo-ro (the road to the right of Dunkin Donuts), you should pass several pizza take aways and an hairdressers. Take the next street on your left, cross the street and walk right (in front of the 7/11 convenience store), the take away is next to the entrance to the Narae World building.

Mandoo Map

밀양수돼지국밥 (Miryang Su Dwaeji gukbap)

Miryang Su Dwaeji Gook BapThis great little restaurant in Beomeo serves a regional speciality, 돼지국밥 (Dwaeji gukbap), which is a pork soup served with rice. This is a great, cheap (W7000 at the time of writing), meal (which is okay to eat by yourself). The restaurant is open 24 hours and also serves 순대국 (Sundaeguk) which is similar but with blood sausage instead of sliced pork in it. For more information about 돼지국밥 check out http://blog.korea.net/?p=17410.

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Directions: This restaurant is located in 범어 (Beomeo), which is a 15-20 minute walk over the bridge from Yangsan E-Mart. A taxi costs around 3000, just say to the driver, “Beomeo Dunkin Donut-uh.” Walk straight down Beomeo-ro (the road to the right of Dunkin Donuts, you should pass several pizza take aways and an hairdressers). Take the next street on your left, you’ll see a 7/11 convenience store across the street, the restaurant is opposite the 7/11.

gukbap

사사야키 (Sasayaki)

1445853306169This great little Japanese ramen noodle place in Beomeo serves 3 types of noodle dishes, Donkoch Ramen, Spicy Ramen and Cho-Sin Ramen as well as fried dumplings. They also sell Asahi (Japanese beer.)

If you’re feeling bold the Cho-Sin Ramen is very spicy but also delicious (so I’m told!)

Prices are very reasonable and they also have an English menu (see below).

Sasayaki menu.PNG

Directions: This restaurant is located in 범어 (Beomeo), which is a 15-20 minute walk over the bridge from Yangsan E-Mart. A taxi costs around 3000, just say to the driver, “Beomeo Dunkin Donut-uh.” Walk straight down the street to the left of Dunkin Donuts then take your next left. Walk straight until you see Eve Bar on your left. Sasayaki is opposite this bar.

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