Sokch'o Off The Beaten Path

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    Fresh, very fresh seafood

    by bpacker Written Jan 15, 2004
    Fear factor, task 1 - eat these live..

    As I was mentioning, there's lots of seafood restaurants in Sokcho, especially near the lighthouse area. Take a walk there at night and see those squiggly things on sale. While you are fascinated by the sheer variety of sea creatures, it's hard to remember that you're not in Ocean Park but at an eatery. These live, squiggly things are meant to be eaten. I am just wondering how the cook fillets these sea-anemones and whether they're meant to be sauteed or eaten raw?

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    Fresh Seafood Restaurants and B-grade movies

    by bpacker Updated Jan 15, 2004
    Watch out ! Giant, man-eating crab sighted in Sokc

    Lots of fresh seafood restaurants litter the area of Sokcho-si like polka-dots in a yellow bikini. Like the dots, these shops are numerous and have bad taste. Most of them think nothing about displaying a larger than life spidery looking thing on the roof just to attract their customers. Since I am not a fan of sashimi in other countries, these signs meant nothing to me. Hell, I never under-estimate the odds of getting diarrohoea in foreign countries and not knowing how to say "toilet paper" in the native tongue. Back to where I was saying, these signs look more to me like props from a B-grade movie than anything else.

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    Poignant reminders of war

    by bpacker Written Mar 21, 2004

    There was a major war over here, just 50 years ago. So it's not surprising to see some reminders of war here and there. Look out for them in Sokcho.

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