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Kiwi in Korea 13 - would you like some tiger testes with that

Went to Daegu today.  It utterly pissed down - thankfully every corner shop in Korea sells umbrellas.   I went to the Medicinal Markets, which are not really markets but lots of shops selling traditional Korean medicine.   It was interesting, especially seeing the velvet and antlers as my father used to export velvet (he was a deer farmer) to Korea.  There is also a exihibtion hall (no camera flash allowed) so no photos.  It was mainly full of botantical samples but included a stuffed bear, fur seal, tiger, leopard, boar, not to mention flying geckos, snakes, sea horses etc on display.  It was interesting - I am a plant nerd and have had an interest in herbology for about 20 years.

Downstairs was the wholesale warehouse.  I toured the area with a French woman I met at the large map in the subway station (I was trying to figure out which exit to take and she was trying to figure out how to get there).  Here are some shots of the warehouse.

 box of thorns anyone?  fungi then?  wood shavings?  ??

After strolling the street to the entrance gate (above) it was time to check out Rice Cake St, there were some really interesting creations

 but we decided on pajeon (pancake) for lunch.  This lady was lovely and her pajeon is yummy, especially dipped in the sauce provided.

After lunch we went our seperate ways and I went book shopping, so now I have some good books to last me for awhile (War and Peace, The Count of Monte Christo, Sense and Sensiblity, The Rape of Nanking, The Aquariums of Pyeongyang and A single shard (which is actually children's literature - hehe))

And for Butter who asked

Have a good weekend everyone

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Your new pink panther toaster oven. I couldn't live w/o a piece of toast every once in a while.
over 12 years ago
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Slices of something. I'll bet they're antlers. Looks potent.
over 12 years ago
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Not just any wood.
over 12 years ago
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All the food is beautifully presented not sure about the thorns or wood shavings though.
over 12 years ago
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Yeah, if people want to use herbal medicine, that's great. But tiger testes? The tigers and I would like to say, they need those testes! I think using animal parts for remedies is just old wives tales stuff and endangers already stressed animal populations. Did you learn anything new there Jaine? Hmmm, you WERE talking about the tiger testes at the medicinal shop and not the pancake shop, I hope.
over 12 years ago
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Pink Panther toaster!!! Nice
over 12 years ago
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wow... that's quite a bit! it's probably everything in the warehouse if they have thorns... haha... (maybe I should start saving the ones from my yard)... hehee... =) herbology is quite interesting...
over 12 years ago
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is that a parking space? hahaa...
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WOW! what a way to set a plate.. hahaa... I don't know if I'd want to eat it... hahaa... I think "slimmy" haha...
over 12 years ago
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Rice Cake St? haha sounds yummy♪ should visit the market. i love korean pancake, chizimi (o^_^o)
over 12 years ago
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Wow...there's some freaky things in those bags!
over 12 years ago
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nice oven
over 12 years ago
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The Asian countries are pretty bad with their herbal and Eastern remedies for illness and rejuvenation. The rare essence from protected or exotic creatures fetch such the price!!
over 12 years ago
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oh wow.... LOTS of herbs and medicinal goodies!
over 12 years ago
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i LOVE the seafood pancake! ;) oh wow, this is really cute! hehe..
over 12 years ago
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There's something to be said for herbal medicine .. after all, it's been around for millennia, & I've heard/read that there are researchers discovering the true & valuable properties of certain types ^^
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Oh... those lumpy legs freak me out... =(
over 12 years ago
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aw, what a lovely lady, her smile is very welcoming.
over 12 years ago
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oh cool, I've never had the 'oven' style toasters, always been the pop in jump out type. I'd do the same as you, I NEED bread...daily! :D
over 12 years ago
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It's lovely when you are travelling alone and meet up with people along the way. I love that feeling.
over 12 years ago
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Hey, kudos to you for making a new acquaintance. The pictures are so interesting. Can't wait for the chance to travel to Korea. Love the pink toaster oven!
over 12 years ago
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there's something about the pastel colors in this photo that i really like. also, the ?? down below, whatever it is, has a cool texture. this place must be a dream if you are into herbology. it's something i kinda want to study, myself.
over 12 years ago
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Just a beauty!! Love all the photos, incredible tones and its really cool to read it all!
over 12 years ago
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Asians do believe strongly in the healing power of herbs. My mom was making me soups with medicinal herbs to help with inner ear condition.
over 12 years ago
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Yummy! We had one of these last Friday.
over 12 years ago
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Thanks for taking the pic. This toaster is too cool! The Pink Panther rocks.
over 12 years ago

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