I do not know which season you like, but, I am not that one whose favorite season is winter. Short daytime, the darkness to descend in a flash, limited outdoor activities, frozen streets, and chilling weather… Everything about the winter depresses us except enjoying the weekend by making a snowman. That is why many of us do not like the winter season and prefer staying at home. As for the winter of South Korea, there is something, supposed to be mentioned is; the weather is challenging. And in these cold days, low temperature causes Koreans to tend a trend which is common all over the world that people consume hot meals and drinks for warming themselves. Therefore, specifically Korean hot soups get popular among the people in this season.
Lately, I have heard about a restaurant where makes super delicious ‘만두’ (mandu- Korean dumpling) and hot pots. The restaurant’s name is 이고집 만두 – Ego Chip Mandu, and it has a considerable background from 1970ths so far. By taking into account its history, we can say that the restaurant has succeeded to gain people’s admiration. So I thought ‘why not to indulge ourselves with some tasty meal there?’ However, I was not the only one who had got the same thought. There was a long queue waiting in the anteroom when we reached the restaurant. It was unbelievable to see people patiently anticipating there, although the long waiting time. There must have been a special reason makes people wait even for an uncertain time until one table gets empty inside. Apparently, that incredible reason was nothing else but only delightful foods. My expectation suddenly leaped on to the peak at that moment. Then, we got sequence number 29, had seats in the anteroom and kept waiting for our turn. In total, it lasted approximately one hour to get an empty table, in that big crowd on a Saturday. You know, everything beautiful has a payoff.