Why? One word – anju.
After the whirlwind of students and Korean names and games and storybooks and screaming that was our first day at school, our fellow English teachers Mike and John decided to treat Evan and I to a traditional Korean dinner and, of course, a night at the Beer Cave.
The Beer Cave is one of three bars where the local ex-pats party in Jeonju – and it is sweet. Beer is served on the honor system – you can grab bottles as you please from coolers, and you pay at the end. We were delighted to find Hoegaarden, our new favorite poison, at our new favorite watering hole. Oh, and they play sick music.
But the best part about drinking in our new town is the anju – the side dishes of delectable nibblies that come with your booze. During our stay at the Beer Cave, we were treated to chips and nacho cheese, crackers, candied nuts, and the best damn strawberries I’ve ever eaten – all free of charge.
Did I mention that Jeonju is located in the region of Jeolla-do, which is said to have the best cuisine in Korea? Done and done. ☺