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					6   November 1, 2011                                                                  FOOD

      Delicious Busan               19   Snow crab and lobster

      Snow crabs that melt in the mouth
     Busan will be awash with                    Tempora                                      Haejeo Dosi
                                                     This Japanese-style lobster and               Although there are scores of restau-
      snow crabs from December                   snow crab restaurant specializes in          rants providing snow crab or lobster in
      to early May as crab season                Canadian live lobster, which is famous       Busan City, none is quite like Haejeo
                                                 for its taste and quality, and live Yeo-     Dosi. In fact, the vast majority of eater-
      takes full effect. Known as                ngduk snow crab. The restaurant pre-         ies rely on this wholesale distributor to
     “daegae” in Korean — the                    pares a rare kind of lobster that lives at   ship them the hard-to-come-by ingre-
                                                 deeper depths, where water tempera-          dients as it has 150 restaurant-clients.
      name is taken from the pass-               tures are lower, and feeds only on live           To find the venue, walk to the end
      ing resemblance the crabs’                 fish. Tempora also offers a course menu      of Gwangalli Beach and head to the
                                                 serving up 15 kinds of seasonal dishes,      back road behind the Millak Raw Fish            Tips>Gijang Market snow crab
      legs have to shoots of bam-                as well as a gift set and a special lunch    Center. Walk on for about 150 meters                About a decade ago, a dedicated
      boo — snow crabs are full of               box offer. The eatery’s interior is neat     and the wholesaler is on the right.             snow crab street was formed in
                                                 and clean, while outside parking spaces      Despite the fact that it is not in the          Gijang Market, but there are now
      amino acid and nucleic acid.               are easy to come by. The lobster and         downtown area, it is still popular due to       about 10 clusters in the street. Pric-
     Below are the best places to                snow crab courses are both priced at         its just-off-the-boat taste.                    es range from 15,000 won to 25,000
                                                 40,000 won ($36), while the king crab             There are various ways to enjoy and        won per kilogram. The snow crabs
      find snow crab and lobster                 set goes for 50,000 won. Lobster and         prepare the day’s catch, but nothing            mostly come from Russia and
      dishes this winter.                        snow crab dishes cost 30,000 won each.       beats steaming. This softens the meat           North Korea. As they are obtained
                                                 Opening hours: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. 1318       without ruining the flavor and lets you         directly from the trade companies,
                                                 Jung-dong, Haeundae District (051-           appreciate and savor the natural flavors        obviating the need for middle men,
                                                 742-0633)                                    and aromas in a way that hotel restau-          customers get to benefit from the
                                                                                              rant dishes – where the meat is often           saved cost.
                                                                                              drowned in fancy sauces and butter –
                                                                                              do not.
                                                                                                     The soft and easy-to-chew flesh        Jeulgeoun Gepan
                                                                                                       is naturally sweetened, making           Jeulgeoun Gepan is a fusion restau-
                                                                                                           sauces unnecessary, and can      rant near Seomyeon Station on subway
                                                                                                              be easily cut up with scis-   line No. 1. The venue is nothing if not
                                                                                                                 sors. The waiters can      exotic. The first floor is bedecked with
                                                                                                                   also bring fried rice    widescreen TVs, offering a sophisti-
                                                                                                                     with seasoned raw      cated ambiance. The second floor is
                                                                                                                      crab, sesame oil      more comfortable and intimate.
                                                                                                                       and seaweed              The main menu offers steamed
                                                                                                                       wraps.               snow crab (22,000 won), mixed snow
                                                                                                                            Steamed         crab with seafood and bean sprouts for
                                                                                                                       snow crab costs      couples (28,000 won) and butter-fried
                                                                                                                       55,000 won to        snow crab with king prawn and vegeta-
                                                                                                                       65,000 won per       bles (22,000 won).
                                                                                                                       kg, while steamed        At lunchtime, separate dishes are
                                                                                                                      king crab goes for    available including raw crab kalguksu,
                                                                                                                     65,000 won and         raw fish soft tofu, and raw fish bibim-
                                                                                                                   steamed lobster          bap (all seasoned).
                                                                                                               55,000 won per kg.               Opening hours: 10 a.m. to 2 a.m.
                                                                                                           Opening hours: 11 a.m. to 11     168-131 Bujeon-dong, Busanjin District.
      Steamed king crab at Haejeo Dosi                                                                p.m. (051-753-4240)                   (051-802-9889)

• Hotel News
Seacloud Hotel                                ($27, tax not included). The sirloin steak      Paradise Hotel Busan                             Haeundae Grand Hotel
                                              option costs 35,000 won. (051-933-1600)             At Charlie’s on the hotel’s first base-          The hotel has prepared an “Autumn
                                                                                              ment floor, a special set is being served on     Scent” package providing a cup of tea and
                                              Lotte Hotel Busan                               Mondays and Wednesdays. The first set            a good book to read. This package is divid-
                                                  The hotel has prepared an autumn            includes one bottle of Jack Daniels and a        ed into two types according to the room
                                              travel package called “Yeowuya” that can        basket of fried food that will wash away         and which direction it faces. The package
                                              be reserved until Nov. 30. It includes a spe-   those Monday blues, as well as two free          costs from 150,000 won to 220,000 won. At
                                              cial corner suite room and a party in the       tickets to the hotel’s Elune club, which is      the lobby lounge, guests can enjoy two
                                              hotel lounge with one bottle of sparkling       also situated underground. It costs 210,000      glasses of tea (either omijacha, pomegran-
                                              wine and a seafood salad.                       won for two people.                              ate tea, kudzu tea, rubus coreanus fruit or
                                                  Snacks will be provided in the room              On Wednesday, the theme is flowers.         ma juice) and one book. Those using this
    Theus restaurant is serving a special     along with Hello Kitty Instax rental and        This set targets women and includes two          package will get a 10 percent discount at
seasonal menu until Nov. 30. Guests can       one package of film with premium pres-          glasses of martini with floating edible flow-    the hotel’s restaurants and a 50 percent dis-
enjoy salmon steak with white wine sauce,     ents. The package is priced at 280,000 won.     ers, and fried prawns on the side. The price     count at the sauna and swimming pool.
a glass of wine and a coffee for 30,000 won   (051-810-1100)                                  is 40,000 won. (051-749-2236)                    (051-740-0555)

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