Korea Diary | Favorite Eats from Busan (Day 28, Part 3)
Our final stop for our last night in Busan was to see the Gwangan Bridge 광안대교. The night view was supposedly spectacular with all the lights.
We ended up getting a little lost, very hungry, and wet from rain while looking for the Gwangalli Beach 광안리해수욕장 and Gwangan Bridge. This little inconspicuous shop caught our eye with people inside grilling and fresh eels swimming around in tanks outside. Okay maybe it really just caught my eyes. Eel wasn't something that was on my list of To-Try in Busan, but after seeing a few shops offer gilled eel at Haeundae I craved it...bad!
The three of us had no idea what we were getting ourselves into with this restaurant. We were only guided by the knowledge that they offer grilled seafood and meat. The staff there did not speak a speck of English and we didn't know enough Korean or the Busan dialect to understand what they were saying to us. It wasn't until after we sat down and ordered both that we noticed a big sign with words in Korean that said Moohan Repil 무한 리필 or unlimited refill next to Jangoh 장어 or eel and Gogi 고기 or meat. Unlimited refill you say?! JACKPOT!
I don't know if I can say my craving was satisfied that night. I definitely left full. We had requested for more, order after order, of fresh eel. I still crave this type of KBBQ to this day. Someone please bring grilling eel to American KBBQ spots!!
The 3 of us also ended up getting meat since Bestie C wasn't too into fish. None of us had ever grilled fish and meat together so the table setup really intrigued us. There was space for 2 burners, one hooked to a gas hose and one had an opening for a coal briquette. The gas was for cooking the meats and coal for the eel & other seafood. Meats also got a heavy cast iron pan whilst seafood was cooked over a messed stainless steel rack. So much detail in every aspect of the cooking process!
I am not sure if this place had a specific name. The signs outside basically just listed a bunch of stuff they offered and noted that it was unlimited refill. Heck, I hope this place is still running because I would definitely go back. If not, the words to look for are Moohan Repil 무한 리필.
Perhaps luck was on our side? The rain had stopped by the time we left the restaurant. There was surprisingly a lot of people there despite the fact that it was pouring just an hour or two earlier. Some people were even playing with sparklers and setting off fireworks nearby.
But our stroll along the beach and boardwalk didn't last very long. Once it started to drizzle again, the three of us went off to find shelter in a nearby Baskin Robbins. Surprise, surprise! To say we just had ice cream in Korea is a major understatement. We probably had years worth of ice cream (if including bingsoo) in those 50 days.