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Eating Korean Sushi (초밥) for lunch in Jongro, Seoul,...

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  • 7 years ago
In our latest travel video we attempt to curb our growing appetites by visiting a conveyor belt sushi restaurant (in Korean: 초밥) for lunch in the downtown area of Jongro, Seoul, South Korea.

Aside from Japan, I've never lived and/or traveled in a country where locals enjoy eating raw fish more than in South Korea.

The two most typical kinds of sushi restaurants you can find in Korea are those with a conveyor belt or an all your can eat buffet.

When, I'm hungry I prefer a buffet; however, the sushi restaurants with the individual plates allows me to keep my stomach in check, as it can get very pricey if you allow your plates to accumulate at your table.

We love how the sushi comes around on the conveyor belt with various kinds of sushi to choose from - admittedly we eat only salmon forms which we both love.

Growing up on Vancouver Island, my Dad used to smoke salmon for all of his close friends and neighbors.

That would typically mean we got a decent sized cut to keep just for family consumption.

I grew up eating a lot of salmon and whenever I have a chance to eat it (whether it be sushi, smoked, etc) it always reminds me fondly of my childhood.

Our meal comes with complimentary side dishes of miso soup and hot green tea where boiling water is added to a cup and green tea powder is available to stir.

The different color plates mean different prices.

At the end of our meal we stack up our plates and report them to a waiter who tallies up our final bill.

This would be considered a splurge for us and certainly a departure from our typical Korean gimbap meal we tend to have together.

It's wasn't the cheapest nor the most filling meal but it tantalized our taste buds and was absolutely delicious.

우리의 최신 여행 비디오 에서 우리는 컨베이어 벨트 초밥 레스토랑 을 방문하여 우리의 성장 식욕 을 억제 하려고 시도 ( 한국어 를 : 초밥 ) 종로 , 서울 , 한국 의 도심 지역에서 점심 식사 .

Today we are at a Japanese restaurant and it is the kind of restaurant where the food just revolves around and you pick what you want. Let's see what we find. Sushi!

Alright, so everything is completely self-serve. The different color plates mean different prices. I'm a huge fan of salmon so I will be eating a lot of the salmon today.

I chose the grilled salmon here so I'm going to take a bit of this and see. That looks like a happy customer. I am happy.

Here we have the menu of all different sushi you can get. Is that plural? Different kinds of sushi - that'll work. They are all different prices. There is a huge list, so it is basically you go here and you eat as much as you want and afterwards they stack up your plates and you get a bill.

It is time for me to try the salmon here. You look like you're really enjoying that. That is so good. This totally reminds me of when I grew up. I grew up on Vancouver Island, Canada where I had smoked salmon all the time. My Dad would be smoking salmon in the summer and this totally reminds me of home. I love it.

Time to put it in my mouth. How is the raw salmon? It is really good.

There is my hot tea. That looks like water honestly. I don't even know what this is. It is supposed to be green tea but maybe not.

What are you doing here. I'm making myself some green tea here. In Korean that is nokcha. I'm adding some green powder. We already have hot water here and I will swirl it with a chopstick I guess. It certainly looks green.

Yeah, that is some nice green tea.

Alright, so six stacked plates. That is all of the sushi we ate. That is close to eighteen dollars.


This is part of our Life in Korea series. As per usual, there is plenty of silly humor and bloopers at the end - signature moments of our travel videos:


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All photos and video taken by Samuel Jeffery (Nomadic Samuel) and Audrey Bergner (That Backpacker).

This video features the song ''Electrodoodle - Kevin Macleod" available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Commercial license.
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