With Rene the Swiss cyclist also in Busan and a tip from a friend living in Korea, I went out to a restaurant for boshingtang. For those easily offended, please do not read on because boshintang is dog meat stew. This Korean dish is something I had heard about since childhood and it has been a controversial topic of conversation often throughout my life. But while in Korea, I decided to give it a try. The meal was started with some offal that you dip in a sauce and eat. Then came the soup, to which you add all sorts of things like ginger, herbs and chilli coated onion grass. The meal was delicious and filling. The meat itself has a distinct flavour that can probably most be compared with lamb but is slightly different. It was certainly a dish I would eat again because it ticked a lot of food boxes for me: hearty, healthy, full of flavour and cheap.
I had dinner on the outskirts of Haeundae and decided to take a post-dinner walk back to my hostel near Kyungsung University. Over the next two hours I walked along Haeundae Beach.
Unchon Quay with it’s swanky-looking apartments and city skyline views.
A dark fishing harbour.
The Diamond Bridge.
And Gwangali Beach. The walk took me just over two hours.