We wanted a traditional market experience which is what we got at Gwangjang. In the evening after work people stream there to buy things for their households or for dinner or for gifts for weddings or birthdays. Thus you see all kinds of goods in one place. We didn't have much to buy since we got all our souvenirs in Insadong. Instead we wanted to sit at a food stall and snack. There are so many to choose from that your best strategy is to find a stall that has on display what you want to eat and hope the quality and prices are comparable. We had pig trotters, mung bean pancake and jap chae, not any better than elsewhere, nor cheaper either.
But the experience of sitting crunched between tired out working guys and giddy gals headed to a party (judging by the fancy cake box they carried) while being served by a no-nonsense lady
working behind a shelf full of pig parts was really the closest we ever got to a genuine Korean experience all trip. Worth going to see, even if you choose not to eat
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