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Busan Part 2: Beaches, Modern Korean Cuisine, Fish Market, & Tombs – Korea Trip Day 4


– Ah, a good Thursday morning to you. It is day number four on our Korea trip. We just woke up from our temple stay, and we are going to visit one of the best beaches in Busan today. Have some great meals, visit some tombs, and then we’re going to take
the bullet train back to Seoul. So, I’ll see you on those adventures. It’s now 6:05 in the morning. We just finished our meditation program. We were seated out here in
the front of the temple. We did some breathing exercises. We’re looking out on the nature. For breakfast, we’re back in the same spot that we had dinner last night. That we’re told that
breakfast is a buffet. Okay, so as we entered
into the breakfast hall, they line us up and we went down and picked up our vegetarian
food off the buffet. Hot rice, kimchi, broccoli, bean sprouts. We’ve got like a fruit salad here, and then this, it looks like pork but it’s not pork, with
some homemade sauce. There looks to be a hot
bean sprout soup right here, and then our morning tea,
not like the British, it’s not in a fancy cup that you can put your finger on the side. It’s in one of these metal dishes. We’ve just finish our temple stay, and we are now ready to
explore the rest of Busan. I’ll see you at the beach. Okay, it’s our second day in Busan, and our first stop today
is at Haeundae Beach. This is the biggest beach in Busan. It is a 1.5 kilometer long, sandy beach. There’s a lot of school
kids here today too. So, if you hear some noise in background, it’s this school group that’s here, but what’s here today, they’re having a sandcastle competition and the one I’m standing in front of is iconic for Yellow Productions because, it’s The Beatles “Yellow
Submarine” sandcastle. The beach boardwalk in Haeundae is great for strolling around but apparently the sand castle contest, it happens every year. You know how I know? Look, the sign told me, but actually this is kinda
neat sandcastle here, come closer let me show you this one. This is one, it’s like a Korean temple they made out of sand. I’m really impressed by these sandcastles. This sandcastle looks
like it got PSY on it, and this one is a very intricate design, and then this one, that
looks like some sort of futuristic science fiction building, and it is a futuristic build. Here it is from the front. The Emerald Palace from The Wizard of Oz. So along the boardwalk, we saw something that
was very interesting. A foot bath spa and they’ve
got a map here that talks about a whole bunch of different
hot springs in the area. This one doesn’t appear to be open today. It’s a pretty seasonal area
and it’s not quite summer, but up here there are some foot baths, when they’re done fixing it. So people always say,
“Chris can you put a map in “to show where all these things are?” And they put a map in. Look at that. So, we were here in the Beomeosa
Temple and we took a bus to come down here to Haeundae Beach. We are here. It’s also home for a
big conference center, and then the place we were
the other day, come closer, the Gamcheon Culture
Village is right over here. That’s in yesterday vlog. If you haven’t seen it, you’ll find the link at the end, or in the description below. This beach is a night and
day difference from the cultural village we were yesterday. That’s Busan old town. This is Busan’s new town. This whole neighborhood
was built up in ’90s, high rise buildings, casinos, hotels. In addition to the beach boardwalk, they’ve got a really
neat pedestrian promenade that runs through the center of this beach neighborhood, and if you’re looking
for Korean street food, just off that center promenade, you’ll find this street
with lots of little stalls that have typical Korean street food. Here, with is one of the most popular Korean street food item, tteokbokki or spicy rice cake. As I mentioned early, Busan
is well known for its seafood. So, get some eel. Right here, here’s a tank
with the eel, ready to eat. One nice part about this little food ally is if you don’t see the
food in front of you, then the restaurants all
have pictures of food. Pigs feet or pigs skin, anybody? Not interested in the pig? How about some sea pineapple
or maybe some live octopus. That’s right. The live octopus. These guys right here that are alive, they cut them up and you eat them while they are still moving, a South Korean delicacy, for you, not me. You can even test your skill. Here, for 3,000 won, you can
try some darts at balloons to win a stuffed animal. Our tour bus has these really neat solar powered flowers in the window. I love these things. Every time I go to Japan I pick up one. So, I love this bus driver too. For lunch, we’re at a
restaurant called Ponsung, and this restaurant is amazing ’cause they have an amazing
view outside the window of this amazing beach, a different beach than we were at earlier, but this restaurant, it’s
a Korean cuisine restaurant that serves traditionally Korean cuisine that might have been on a big table, but there’s not enough
room for a big table, so it’s individual here. Here’s our appetizers. We’ve got a kinda bean porridge, and then if you look over here, we’ve got some tasty looking duck with some onions on top of it. Then over here, we’ve got salad, and then over here, we’ve
got some sweet potatoes. pretty sweet, looking forward to it. All right, so after the appetizers, we’ve got the must eat here. The pork on this plate. Take a look at this. We’ve got two types of pork and I was showing you pigs feet earlier and I was probably
mocking it a little bit, but we’ve got some pigs feet, we’ve got some more
steamed or boiled pork, and some various items
to add on top of it, but there’s a special way to eat it. I’m gonna start with the
less adventuresome one, the steamed pork. I’m gonna put that there. We get some of the spicy
sauce to put on top of it. We get a little bit of the kimchi, We get a little bit of onion. We get a little bit of garlic, and then once we’ve got
that all on the plate, then we kinda wrap it and eat it. Which, boy, that’s hard
to do with a chopstick to pick this all up, but here we go. Mmm. It’s like a flavor explosion in the mouth, with all the different flavors. It’s good though. Next course, we’ve got
the pumpkin pancakes. I mentioned we’re sharing
this with four people here at this table. So, this isn’t all for me, kinda like the seafood pancakes
that you saw us cooking couple days ago, expect no seafood. Pumpkin. Next course is japchae. It’s a glass noodle with some
mushrooms, some egg on top, and this one is served warm. Most of the other times I’ve
had japchae it’s been cold. So, I’m looking forward to see
what warm japchae taste like. So it’s pretty, but before we
eat it, we have to mix it up. Let’s take a little bit of this. Whoop, and let’s give this a japchae a try. Mmm. I like warm japchae better
than the cold japchae. I like cold japchae but
this typically served as a side dish, almost like with kimchi. This is much more of a main course. Just much more like
good food when it’s hot, instead of a side. Next up is the shrimp course. This is very colorful and this shrimp has three different toppings on it, four, if you look at colors. It’s got broccoli, egg yolk, carrot, and egg white on top of the shrimp, and it’s kinda been sliced open, so you can sort of spoon it out. Wow, I almost hate to eat it. It looks so pretty, but I think I’m gonna do it anyway. Okay, here we go. We got the shrimp on the
spoon with the toppings. Mmm. It tastes more than just shrimp. All those toppings just give it a, really unlike shrimp taste. It almost has a tropical feel to it. Like a piña colada shrimp? No. I don’t think there was any coconut. Quite tasty. Here it’s like an attack of food, I just finished that shrimp
and what comes but bulgogi. Very popular Korean barbecue dish. This is the bulgogi pyramid. To accompany this course, they brought us a black raspberry wine. This type of wine has been really popular since the 19 century
with Korean noble men, men, because this wine was to believed
to improve male function. As a family-friendly channel, I’m just going to leave it at that. Now, when they serve it to us, they serve it to us in these
really tiny little cups, and it has a really
nice purple color to it. Take a look at that, and so, let’s give this a try. Mmm. It has a very nice fruity flavor. You can taste that raspberry. I don’t usually love wine because
I often find it to be sour and have this bitter aftertaste, but this just, has a
nice refreshing taste, and I appreciate just the
little cup it comes in ’cause this is a perfect
amount to just sip and enjoy. So speaking of the dish
that accompanied it, and you saw me earlier pointing these out in the fish tank back at the first beach, but this is eel that’s been fried, and apparently this is
also good for men too. For Korean cultural perspective, particularly in the 19th century, things were pretty much for men. I mentioned this is like a food attack. The next dish is tempura. Shrimp. Vegetables. Not much more to say about this one. – [Congregation] Geonbae!
– [Host] Geonbae! (group chattering) – [Man] Geonbae!
– [Woman] Geonbae! (group chattering) – All right, now we onto
the second wine course. This is a plum wine. We had the red wine, and now it’s a white wine, and when you say cheers
in Korea, it’s “geonbae!” You can definitely taste the plum. This also has a nice sweet fruity flavor, which is probably dangerous
for staying sober, but it’s another one where
it’s good, it a small glass. You know, but to pour this, when the person comes to pour it, you should hold it up like this, so then they pour the wine, that way they know you’re ready for it. I said the food doesn’t stop coming. Well the main course is finally here. The banchan. If you look at this, it’s
like a little table, right? It’s got all these different
side dishes that are on it, and of course over here, we’ve got kimchi and then if we look over here, we’ve got the soup and we’ve got these
little bowls for the soup. It’s in one of these hot bowls. So, it’s a tofu stew. It kinda looks like what we,
a little bit like we made, on day number one. Though this one’s probably tastier. So, a little more to tell
you about this kimchi, the owner came by to
tell us that he prepared a very special kimchi for us. Most restaurants, when you
get kimchi, it’s fresh made. This one is aged, extra
fermented, so extra good. I asked how long has this been aged. Three years, this kimchi
is three years old, been buried in a pot underground. Wow, I bet that’s gonna be
some pretty good kimchi, and by good, I mean spicy and sour. Okay, three year old kimchi,
let’s give this a go. Mmm. Mmm. Mm-hm. Mm-hm. Mm-hm. Wow. You know, sometimes I
make fun of YouTubers that makes these faces
when they eat things, because I’m like that face can’t be real, but that face was real. This is literally kinda
the spiciest and sourest combined kimchi I’ve had, but it’s quite good. It is quite good. You know what? The first time I had kimchi, more than 10 years ago, I said I would never
say I would like kimchi, and I just said that kimchi is good. The dessert course is
here and it’s pineapple. This is not all for me. There’s four people,
so there’s four forks. I have never been so happy
to have such a small dessert because I am in fact so full. This is pineapple and
then is a rice punch, which kind of have a sweet taste to it and there is that hint of rice in there. Pineapple, It’s a pretty sweet pineapple, good to cleanse the palate. If you come to Busan, I think you definitely should
come to this restaurant. I would say this is my
favorite Korean restaurant I’ve had anywhere. You can get all this food, two people, you have to come with two people, but if you come with two people, you could get this as a set meal for like $50 a person, which I think is a pretty good price. In Seoul, this would be a lot more, but if you’re in Busan, then
it’s a pretty good deal. So check this place out, if you want to try a lot of
Korean dishes all at one place, but (inhales) bring an
empty stomach with you. You’re gonna need it. So after lunch, we visited Jagalchi. This is Korea’s largest fish market. It’s multiple stories in this building. It’s kinda like Korea’s
equivalent to Tsukiji. In here, if you want to eat the fish, you know as a tourist, many places you don’t do much
this kind of fish, right? Because you’re gonna bring
this back to your hotel room? Well up on the second floor,
they’ve actually got vendors you can take this fish to and
they’ll cook it up for you. So, you can eat it right here. Our final stop today, it’s about an hour’s
drive outside of Busan. It’s in Gyeongju, which is
in the UNESCO heritage site, and we are here. This area has 150 tombs, where various kings and
royal family were buried. Two of the tombs are open to the public, but the one that we’re in today, it’s the Cheonmachong Tomb, which had a king likely
from the year 500 to 600, and what’s amazing about this is through all the wars and
the occupations of Korea, when they opened this up in the ’70s, they found a whole bunch
of artifacts and gold that’s been untouched
throughout the years. Now, what’s also really interesting is the construction of this. Why weren’t these found? Well, you notice, there is this wooden box that the tomb was in, and above the wooden box,
there’s all this stone and then there’s dirt and
then there’s grass on top, and so, it’s kept these
artifact safe for so many years. Now, if you want to come here,
admission is just 2,000 won, about $2 US. Well worth it, and on the backside of the
tomb, they built a museum to shows off some of the
relics that were in there. It’s known as the Flying Horse Tomb because of this insignia here, the Flying Horse, found inside the tomb, and then directly behind
the tomb, in the museum, is one of the crowns. You saw a crown like this earlier in the National Museum of Korea, but you can see with all this gold, and look at these gold shoes. In the Silla kingdom, they were quite a rich kingdom. So by the way, the gold that you saw inside the tomb right there, those are all replicas. If you want to see the actual ones, you have to go to the
Gyeongju National Museum, which is actually just near here, but you can see what the
150 tombs this place has, you can see a couple more over there. There’s a lot of them as you
walk around these grounds and these grounds, they’re
actually really popular for people to come and take pictures. We saw lots of people
dressed up in Hanbok. They got all these trees and there’s even some
neat kind of Korean music playing in the background to make this place seems
even more tranquil. Just across the street from the tombs is the Cheomseongdae. This observatory, it is
the oldest observatory in East Asia, built in the 7th century. Okay, so, tonight for dinner, we’re in a Korean-Chinese restaurant, and a lot of people ask, “Chris
who else is here with you “with these YouTube events?” And we’ve got David from Davidsbeenhere. – Hello. – We’ve got Sam,
– Hey. – from the Sam and Audrey channel. So if you here them in the background, it’s their voices.
– That’s us. – Subscribe, subscribe, subscribe. – Subscribe to all three channels. – So Korean-Chinese restaurants
have two famous dishes, jjamppong and jajangmyeon. So, the first one we got is Jjamppong. It’s a spicy seafood noodle soup, and then we’ll be having
the Jajangmyeon afterwards. This one, it’s got noodles and seafood, if I could pull some
seafood looking things up. I haven’t start eating yet ’cause they’re gonna
actually bring me a bib. So, I don’t get any of the
soup all over my yellow shirt. How’d they know? So, I’ll probably see you
in another shot in a bib. ‘K and the second dish, Jajangmyeon. This is a black bean noodle. By the way, do you like my bib? It actually seems to be a napkin. So this one, big noodles, black bean sauce and pork in there, but these noodles are really long. So, to make them smaller
and actually eat it, they give you scissors, to cut it. – Well, after that delicious dinner, we are at the KTX station to take the bullet train back to Seoul. We’re not coming out of Busan this time. We are leaving out of Gyeongju. This is a different
line for the KTx train, but this station, unlike Busan and Seoul that were really busy, this station, not too busy. This line’s not too busy of a line. It’s just myself, Topher, some of these other guys,
who I’ve never seen before. I don’t know where they came from, but if you wanna see other
videos from my series, tomorrow in Seoul, we’ll
be wearing Hanboks, kind of like those stuffed
animals you saw over there. We’ve got the the Final Youtuber Party. You can click here to watch that video or you can click here to
watch our whole series. That includes more of
Topher, of course more of me, more delicious food, more Korean cultures. So, click here. I’ll see you in the next video.

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Comments
  • You can find ALL the daily vlogs from my recent trip to Korea in this playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLOVadUHX1B-I-SzfyrP4u6ktMcJWkEJm0

  • I love your videos! I was watching your Las Vegas videos and they’re good and I’m going there this summer.

  • Nice sand castles at the beach.The temple food was ok, but the restaurant food looked good. $50.00 is pretty good for what you get. Great that you got to experience some history at the tomb. Thanks for sharing.

  • wow, the food looks great! Have a great time. Also, LOL on the raspberry wine for 'male function,' you'll have to do a follow up video for adults only to say whether the wine actually works or not. It reminds me of the really expensive sea cucumber you see in the Korean airport (on Jeju) that is supposed to improve 'male function'

  • Traveling to another country is so exciting, i want go to japan, i love you japan.🇯🇵😍😍😍

  • The food looks incredible although I probably would not eat the octopus! I need to try kimchi one of these days! I went to a Korean restaurant for the first time a few days ago while I was in Atlanta this past weekend, and I tried the bulgogi. It was so good!

  • Gorgeous video! I love the part you stay in temple. I am interested to do it too because I am a vegetarian and might be fascinating to be able to to do it. But the problem is, I always travel with my hubby. Is it possible to do it? We don’t mind stay at different room

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