Without a doubt one of my favorite things in Korea is the highway rest stop (휴게소). It's part and parcel of taking a vacay in Korea. You can't find these rest stops just anywhere though, they can only be found along the major highways. The reason I like them so much is that there's such a variety of food and so much to see, it's like cruising a Taiwanese night market - well not quite but kind of.^^
|The Korean word for rest stop is 휴게소.|
|The inside of a walnut cake has a walnut and red bean paste. Taiwan has a similiar cake but there is custard inside as well. I personally like the custard ones better.|
|These are rest stop potatoes. Maybe just as famous as walnut cakes because you can only find them at highway rest stops. Here's a recipe for them from my favorite Korean food site Aeri's Kitchen Rest Stop Potato|
|Hodduck is an oily flap jack (not pancake but fried bread dough) with brown sugar and seasame seeds in the middle. Super tasty - once again I only like to eat it in the winter cause it's hot and oily.|
These places are always super packed on the summer weekends. Here you can order typical Korean food - fried rice, cold noodles, rice rolls, fried pork cutlets, soups, ect.
You can pretty much buy anything you'll need for a trip to the beach or mountains or wherever you're going.
|Not all rest stops are created equal of course but some are pretty awesome. The one we went to - 망향 - had loads of information for tourists, maps, nursing rooms, children's potties, bank machines, restaurants, ect.|
I've never ever been able to stop at a rest stop without buying the 통감자...I'm addicted!ReplyDelete
Walnut cake's my fav^^ReplyDelete
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