Now that Dave is a member of the Zester Daily food writing collective, we have been doing a few more food and drink related stories. A few weeks ago we ventured out again to another area of Seoul we had never been to, to investigate the growing popularity of Chinese lamb. Lamb was virtually impossible to find a decade ago, but due to some celebrity input, it has seen a sudden burst in popularity in the last few years. The neighbourhood around Konkuk University's is where one of the first lamb restaurants in Seoul is located. It's smack-bang in the middle of a long street packed with Chinese restaurants, markets and specialty vendors. You can read more about it here.
Clockwise from top: lamb skewer with dipping "sauce"; skewer mechanically rotating over the coals; baiju (Chinese liquor) being poured ever so respectfully; ggott bang (flower bread), steamed bread with vegetables and beef for wrapping.
Some of the local Chinese vendors selling all manner of things.
A teacher and photographer previously based in S. Korea, being thrown into the world of photojournalism.