Never play with your food, unless you’re planning on making a 10 foot cookie sculpture.
I love my neighbor: the Kim Daejung Convention Center. Whether it’s a lunch break spent outside gawking at the international men in suits or random adventures within the convention center itself, the KDJ center keeps me entertained.
This weekend, a bunch of teachers and I all visited the KDJ for the international food festival. It was overwhelmingly crowded with people and booths from all parts of the world. You enter the festival and one of the first booths welcomes you with several different flavors of beer. Then, one weaves through a maze of baked goods (I was in heaven with the amount of carbs at the festival since they’re hard to come by here in Korea). My favorite part was the candy sculpture area, I felt like a child lost in Charlie’s Chocolate Factory, all that was missing was an endless stream of chocolate and Oompa Loompas.
I also enjoyed the international booths. I splurged on some Kenyan Mandazi bread which is basically a sweet bread, taste tested some Turkish ice cream, and almost bought a beautiful Pakistani floral scarf, but instead settled for some Korean bamboo wine.
In spite of it being an “international” food fest, we still received an overwhelming amount of stares and random “hellos” from people. I even had an older gentleman ask to shake my hand, saying I looked like a famous person. It’s always entertaining being in the minority, what’s really funny is whenever I randomly pass a foreigner (someone who looks just like me) in the streets, I now do double-takes as well!