Eating a Lobster in Seoul for the Very First Time

When I came back from Seoul, one of my foodies memories was the moment I ate a Lobster for the very first time in my life. I just can’t describe the taste, but it was so tasty, tastier than any fish or any meat that I’ve eaten before.

On May 7, 2018, I was in Seoul, South Korea. I remember coming back from Japan and then I just went for a walk in Myeong Dong Walking Street.  I love that street, especially in the evening. There are lots of shops and amazing food stands.

Eating a small lobster in Seoul
Eating a small lobster for the very first time in Seoul.

It was at the end of Myeong-Dong Walking Street near Noon Square (around this area: Myeongdong-gil, Myeong-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea) that I saw two Korean girls selling cooked lobsters. It looked so tasty and I had to try one. I haven’t eaten a lobster in my entire life and this was the time to try it for the first time.

The cooked the lobster on the spot, with extra cheese and a sweet sauce at the top. I remember that first bite (not actually a bite because I ate using a fork)—it was heavily tasty.  The texture was perfect, so smooth. The lobster meat absorbs all those tastes from the cheese and the sauce and it was so balanced.

The taste reminded me of a fish, but the texture and that taste were so delightful. I ate many fish and seafood, but this one really tops it all. Lobster isn’t sold for cheap, but they aren’t too expensive either. I mean, depends on the species. Some lobsters are very rare and therefore sell for a very expensive price. Furthermore, I got a little lobster, it wasn’t a big one so the price was very affordable.

My best culinary experience was in Gwanjang Market in Seoul, no doubt about it. But this moment of trying a lobster for the first time is something I’ll never forget. If you haven’t eaten a lobster in your life (I’m sure many of you did), you have to try it, especially if you love seafood and fish.

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