Saturday, October 06, 2012

Korean Experience in Cebu

Goodies I went home with

Of all the countries I've been to (as if there were tons of it. heheh!), nothing can surpass how I terribly miss Korea.
I got loads of fantastic experiences in that country that it made me miss her more and more.
And yeah. I have yet to make a different post for that trip. :p

I am partially cured today.
Thanks for days like this - Festival!

How I was cured of missing Korea?

Step 1 : Food trip
Food stalls @ SM 3rd floor
Kimbap - Php 100/roll
a popular Korean dish made from steamed white rice (bap) and various other ingredients, rolled in gim (sheets of dried laver seaweed) and served in bite-size slices. (source: wiki)

Chapchae - Php 50
made from sweet potato noodles (called dangmyeon, 당면), stir fried in sesame oil with various vegetables (typically thinly sliced carrots, onion, spinach, and mushrooms), sometimes served with beef, and flavoured with soy sauce, and sweetened with sugar. It is usually served garnished with sesame seeds and slivers of chili. It may be served either hot or cold. (source: wiki)

Kimchi - Php 100/approx 650g
a traditional fermented Korean dish made of vegetables with a variety of seasonings. It is Korea's national dish, and there are hundreds of varieties made with a main vegetable ingredient such as napa cabbage, radish, scallion, or cucumber. (source: wiki)
Melona bar - Php 20
(yes! only 20 pesos. I often bought one near the office which costs 60pesos. tsk tsk)

Shin Ramyun noodles - php 25/pc
(I bought in the malls for 35-40pesos)

You can try their rice cake desserts too. There are a lot.
Rice cake snacks sells at Php 50, spiral potato sticks, chicken, etc.

Step 2 : Wear a Hanbok
Hanbok - Korean traditional clothing.

Different parts:

It makes up the upper part of the hanbok. 

This is the white collar attached along the rim of the neckline. 

Otgoreum (Cloth Strings): 
It is a women's ornamental piece, which hangs vertically across the front of the chima. 

Baerae (Jeogori Sleeve): 
It refers to the lower lines of the sleeve of the jeogori. 

It is the women's outer skirt. 

Traditional and graceful, with a combination of lines and colours
(source :

Hanbok - Php 20
Photobooth - Php 50 (optional)

Step 3 : Watch Korean Cultural Show or parade
Mall parade
SM Cinema 1 - Cultural show.
We didn't watch this as we were too busy with our other Korean experience.
Just contented ourselves with the parade around the mall.

Step 4 : Watch Korean Movie
Son Ye-jin as Kang Yeo-ri
Lee Min-ki as Ma Jo-goo
SM Cinema 3 - free admission
There are a lot of movies but we choose a light one (or so we thought ^__^) - Spellbound.

Never thought horror, comedy, and romance mix so well.
This movie rocks big time!
You'll scream.. as in scream. And feel giddy. You'll laugh your heart out too.
I am willing to pay the normal cinema fee for this.
2 Hands down ... hhmmm I can even add my feet. lol!

We got so occupied with our Hanbok photo shoot that we didn't noticed the movie line is getting longer. Opted to just try though it looks like we no longer have a "future" with the movie.
Thankfully, we still able to watch it. Yey! It doesn't really hurt to try.

Thank you, girl friends A, Y, & Y's sissy - M.
I had a blast pretending we are in Korea. hahaha!

Thank you to the organizers of Cebu City Korea Festival 2012.

Till next time!

Other related articles:
2nd Cebu City Korea Day 2012
Korean Film Festival 2012


  1. Nge! I forgot about this! Nabusy sa run wahhh! Can't wait for this (run) to be over!!! Anyway, looks like fun! Especially the eating part hehehe

  2. huwat!? We thought nglaag2x ra mo Karl. Sorry. We should have reminded you.

  3. Okay ra Bee, busy sad gyud sa run :(

  4. Naa pa na ang food stalls until now? :)

    1. Hello, Lyzzette.
      Nope wala na. Every Korean Festival lang na siya sometime in October.
      Usually for a week ang stalls.


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