Korean Steamed Bun Village in Pyeongchang

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Korean Steamed Bun Village in Pyeongchang

During our roadtrip from Seoul to Gangneung, we stopped by Ahnheung Steamed Bun Village. In Korean it is written as 안흥찐빵 마을 (Ahnheung Jjinppang Maeul). We tried buns with various filling, including the Classic Jjinppang with red bean, Custard Cream Jjinppang, and Chocolate Jjinppang. Watch the full video below for the detailed tour and food review!

Want to visit the featured steamed bun shops? Allow me to share the info with you :)

Myeon Samusoahp Ahnheung Jjinppang
(in Korean: 면사무소앞안흥찐빵)

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Address: 30 Anheung-ro, Anheung-myeon, Hoengseon, Gangwon-do, South Korea
Address in Korean: 강원 횡성군 안흥면 안흥로 30
Open daily from 8:00-20:00 (8am to 8pm)
Phone: 033-342-4570

Said to be the most famous jjinppang shop in the area, we discovered their buns had the thickest skin. If you prefer mild flavors, then this is for you.

Said to be the most famous jjinppang shop in the area, we discovered their buns had the thickest skin. If you prefer mild flavors, then this is for you.

The colder the weather, the more cozy the steam!

The colder the weather, the more cozy the steam!

I gobbled down the interior red bean first. As for the leftover thick skin, I'd like to dip them into a sauce :)

I gobbled down the interior red bean first. As for the leftover thick skin, I'd like to dip them into a sauce :)

WONJO AHNHEUNG JJINPPANG
(in Korean: 원조 안흥찐빵)

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Address: 37-1 Anheung-ro, Anheung-myeon, Hoengseon, Gangwon-do, South Korea
Address in Korean: 강원도 횡성군 안흥면 안흥로 37-1
Phone: 033-342-7511

Friendly local who loaded us up with steamed buns. She was enthused to see foreigners and spoiled us with her tender loving care :)

Friendly local who loaded us up with steamed buns. She was enthused to see foreigners and spoiled us with her tender loving care :)

Showing you how thick the exterior skin is. Compared to the previous shop we visited (the one with the grandma painted on the wall), the buns here have more red bean filling and thinner skin. More tasty this way!

Showing you how thick the exterior skin is. Compared to the previous shop we visited (the one with the grandma painted on the wall), the buns here have more red bean filling and thinner skin. More tasty this way!

AHNHEUNG HAP AHNHEUNG JJINPPANG
(in Korean: 안흥 합 안흥찐빵

This shop is on the more exterior part of town. We saw it on our drive out.

This shop is on the more exterior part of town. We saw it on our drive out.

Address: 287-2 Anheung-ri, Anheung-myeon, Hoengseon, Gangwon-do, South Korea
Address in Korean: 강원 횡성군 안흥면 안흥리 287-2
Open daily from 11:00-17:00 (11am to 5pm)
Phone: 033-342-8100

Two Custard Cream Jjinppang on top a layer of Chocolate Jjinppang.

Two Custard Cream Jjinppang on top a layer of Chocolate Jjinppang.

Admire how glossy the filling is in the Chocolate Jjinppang!

Admire how glossy the filling is in the Chocolate Jjinppang!

Walnut inside the Custard Cream Jjinppang. Woot woot!

Walnut inside the Custard Cream Jjinppang. Woot woot!

Fei enthused by her sweet Chocolate Jjinppang. It's her favorite one of all that we tried today!

Fei enthused by her sweet Chocolate Jjinppang. It's her favorite one of all that we tried today!

Jjinppang make great heating pads. They are also very moisturizing thanks to their steamy nature.

Jjinppang make great heating pads. They are also very moisturizing thanks to their steamy nature.

Ahnheung Nongsanmulyutong
(in Korean: 안흥농산물유통)

Shop that we encountered while walking around town. The locals were cleaning salted napa cabbage, which they ship out to business that make kimchi and dumpling out of the leaves.

Shop that we encountered while walking around town. The locals were cleaning salted napa cabbage, which they ship out to business that make kimchi and dumpling out of the leaves.

Address: 17 Anheungsijang-gil, Anheung-myeon, Hoengseon, Gangwon-do, South Korea
Address in Korean: 강원도 횡성군 안흥면 안흥시장길 17
Phone: 033-342-4057

Each cabbage head goes through three washes.

Each cabbage head goes through three washes.

Hearing them rise the leaves made a refreshing sound. If you're into ASMR or nature soundtracks, you're going to love this!

Hearing them rise the leaves made a refreshing sound. If you're into ASMR or nature soundtracks, you're going to love this!

Suck kindness! One of the women packed us two giants heads of washed cabbage!

Suck kindness! One of the women packed us two giants heads of washed cabbage!

This bag of cabbage can be used as weights. Let me squeeze in a mini workout for my biceps.

This bag of cabbage can be used as weights. Let me squeeze in a mini workout for my biceps.

For dinner, we bought chicken and steamed egg at the convenience store near the hotel. I wrapped the cabbage leaves into roll with the ingredients.

For dinner, we bought chicken and steamed egg at the convenience store near the hotel. I wrapped the cabbage leaves into roll with the ingredients.

Tadah! Enjoying every yummy bite while thinking of the friendly locals we encountered earlier that day :)

Tadah! Enjoying every yummy bite while thinking of the friendly locals we encountered earlier that day :)

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Halal Food in Seoul, South Korea

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Halal Food in Seoul, South Korea

Today I give you a walking tour of where to get Halal dishes in South Korea. Halal Middle Eastern restaurants are scattered throughout Seoul, but there is a big concentration of them in Itaewon near the Seoul Central Masjid (mosque). We begin with lunch at Kervan, a Turkish eatery that serves some of the best chicken I've ever had in Korea. Watch the video below to see the action unfold!

PLACES FEATURED IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE:

Kervan Turkish Restaurant (케르반)
Address: 127-3 Itaewon 1(il)-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Phone: +82 2-792-4767
Note: They have other branches at COEX and Gangnam Finance Center.

national foods mart korea

National Foods Mart (내셔널푸드마트)
Directions: Take Exit 3 from the Itaewon Station. Walk straight. Turn right at first stoplight. The market will be on your right.
Note: Located below Taj Palace Indian Restaurant.

foreign food mart itaewon

Foreign Food Mart (포린푸드마트)
Address: 137-8 Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Phone: +82 2-793-0082

persian land itaewon

Persian Land (페르시안 랜드)
Address: 131-36 Itaewon 1(il)-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Phone: +82 2-797-7109

al baraka itaewon

Al Baraka (알바라카)
Address: 137-22 Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Phone: +82 2-6404-7775

zaffran mart itaewon

Zaffran Mart (자프란 마트)
Address: 732-21 Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Phone: +82 2-3785-3570

salam turkish restaurant

Salam Turkish Restaurant (쌀람 터키 전문 음식점)
Address: 732-1 Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Phone: +82 2-793-4323

cairo bbq itaewon

Cairo BBQ (카이로 바비큐)
Note: located on Usadan-ro 10-gil near Makan Restaurant. 

makan restaurant korean halal

Makan Restaurant (마칸)
Address: 52 Usadan-ro 10-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Phone: +82 02-6012-2231

pak india itaewon

Pak India Restaurant (팍인디아레스토랑)
Address: 763-15 Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Phone: +82 2-790-1509

eid korean halal food itaewon

EID (Korean Halal Food)
Address: 67 Usadan-ro 10-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea

mr kebab itaewon

Mr. Kebab (미스터케밥)
Address: 127-2 Itaewon 1(il)-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Phone: +82 2-3463-2356

halal meat shop itaewon

Halal Meat Shop (할랄미트샵)
Address: 39 Usadan-ro 10-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Phone: +82 2-798-8611

seoul central masjid

Seoul Central Masjid (서울 중앙성원)
Address: 732-21 Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Phone: +82 2-793-6908

kervan bakery itaewon

Kervan Turkish Bakery & Dessert Cafe
Address: 204 Itaewon-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Phone: +82 2-790-5585
Website

al hoor restaurant itaewon

Al-Hoor Restaurant
Address: 140-7 Itaewon 1(il)-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Phone: +82 10-5923-2277
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islamic bookstore itaewon

Islamic Bookstore
Address: 137/46 Itaewon 1(il)-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Phone: +82 2-794-0968

Siti Sarah itaewon

Siti Sarah (시티사라)
Address: 137-48 Itaewon 1(il)-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Phone: +82 2-796-8515
Website

salam bakery turkish delight

Salam Bakery (쌀람베이커리)
Address: 39 Usadan-ro 10-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Phone: +82 2-749-4323

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JUST KIDDING in Korean

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JUST KIDDING in Korean

Today we’re learning how to say JUST KIDDING in Korean. There are a couple ways, so stick around the learn them all!

One way to say just kidding is 장난이야 (jang-nan-ee-ya). 장난 (jang-nan) by itself means "joke." 이야 (ee-ya) means “it is.” The literal translation of 장난이야 is “It’s a joke.” But remember 장난이야 is the Korean way to say JK, just kidding. 장난이야 is informal, so use it towards those your age and those younger than you. Much like “just kidding,” you can say 장난이야 in various situations. Typically you’d say a little lie first, then say just kidding. Here's an example:

You say:
어머 어머. 움직이지 마!
Omo omo. Oomjikiji ma!
OMG. Don’t move!

Your friend says:
왜?
Wae?
Why?

You say:
네 머리에 벌레 있어!
Ne muriae buhllae issuh!
There’s a bug in your hair!

Your friend says:
빨리 떼 뻐려!!!!
Bballee ddae bbuhryuh!!!!
Hurry up and take it off!!!

You say:
장난이야. 벌레 없어.
Jangnaniya. Buhllae ubssuh,
Just kidding. There’s no bug.

So we know that 장난이야 (jang-nan-ee-ya) is INFORMAL. The FORMAL version is 장난이에요 (jang-nan-ee-ae-yo). Use this version towards those older than you.


Before I teach you the second way to say JUST KIDDING, here are some phrases using 장난:

당연히 장난이지.
Dangyunhee jangnanigi.
Of course I’m just kidding.

장난할 때가 아냐.
Jangnanhal ddaega ahnya.
This is no time for a joke.

내가 장난하는 것처럼 보여?
Naega jangnanhaneun gutchuhrum boyuh?
Does it look like I’m joking around?

장난 하지마.
Jangnan hajima.
Don’t joke around.

장난인 줄 알았어.
Jangnaneen jool arassuh.
I knew it was a joke.

장난아니야. 진짜야.
Jangnanahniya. Jinjjaya.
I’m not kidding. It’s for real.

장난이었어도 너무 심했다.
Jangnaniussuhdo nuhmoo shimhetda.
Even though if it was a joke, it was harsh.

트래픽 장난 아니다.
Teuraepik jangnan anida.
This traffic is no joke.

울지마. 장난이야.
Ooljima. Jangnaniya.
Don’t cry. I’m just kidding.


Another way to say JUST KIDDING is 농담이야 (nong-dam-ee-ya). 농담 (nong-dam) by itself also means joke. 농담이야 is informal. The FORMAL way to say this is 농담이에요. Example situations:

You tell your bro:
김치없어. 내가 다 먹었어.
Kimchi obssuh. Naega da mugussuh.
There’s no more kimchi. I ate it all.

Your bro goes:
뭐?!
Mwo?!
What?!

You say:
농담이야! 여기 더 있지롱~
Nongdamiya! Yuhgi duh itjirong~
Just kidding! There’s more here~


Here are some phrases using 농담:

농담이지?
Nongdamiji?
You’re kidding, right?

농담이었으면 좋겠다.
Nongdami uhsseumyun joketda.
I wish it was a joke.

난 농담 안해.
Nan nongdam anhae.
I don’t do jokes.

농담할 때가 아냐.
Nongdamhal ddaega anya.
This is no time for jokes.

무슨 농담이 그래?
Mooseun nongdami geurae?
What kind of joke is that?


The third way to say “just kidding” is 뻥이야 (bbung-ee-ya). Use it when something is obviously a big lie. And yet another way to say “just kidding” is 구라야. It’s similar to 뻥이야.

We’ve learned four ways to say “just kidding.” Which one should you use?

장난이야 and 농담이야 are the most common ways to say “just kidding.” Their formal versions can be used towards those older than you. Use 뻥이야 and 구라야 towards those your age or younger.

See you next week on my YouTube channel to learn more about Korea!

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