Busan, Pukyong National University (PKNU) | 부경대

Day 3
Winter in Busan, 2010

Today he bought me here to visit PKNU - the University where he graduated. I probably did not mention in my previous posts, the purpose of our trip to Busan is meant to let me know more about him, his family and friends also his life in his home country.

The Enrance of PKNU
Pukyong National University boasts a long history . It is the very first university that was established in Busan. Because there are not many universities in Busan has flat grounds with beautiful landscape, therefore PKNU is famous with its wide lawns and nice flat grounds.

How to get here:
[By Subway] line 2 and get off at KNU & PKNU Station Exit 3 - Turn right after exit, and continue to walk straight for about 5-10 minutes on pedestrian walkway you will see entrance of PKNU on your left.

And we meet one of his professor too! I remember the warmness moment when we met him in his small cozy room. He made us hot green teas and get us to sit close to the heater to stay warm while have a small reunion with his student.

We spent about 2 hours inside the university compound before head out to nearby area for food and snacks. Most of the area nearby universities (in Korea) has a lot of nice cafes, street food, restaurants, fashion & cosmetic shops. Here you can find inexpensive items and food as most of the consumer were students who doesn't have much in budget. 

Some of the low range price Korean cosmetic brand shop e.g. Nature Republic, the faceshop etc.

Surprise to see Rotiboy cafe here near PKNU! Never know they open a branch in Busan!

A cozy cafe around the corner.  

And plenty of street food stall right opposite the main gate of PKNU!

We had Tornado fries which is currently in trend (for street food). It was invented by local Korean! A deep fried spiral-cut whole potato on a skewer, brushed with various seasonings such as onion, cheese, and honey. The one we had has all flavours in 1 skewer! It's yummy and best eat when it is hot and crispy. 

We also had Takobi - a ball-shaped Japanese snack name Takoyaki or Octopus Balls. One of Japan’s best-known street food originated in Osaka. 

After snacks, we hop-in to Chung-guk-Seong (중국성) restaurant for a proper lunch! Yeah, we had Jjajangmyeon and Jjampong again lol! I told Oppa we should try out Jjajangmyeon selling by different restaurants when we were in Busan, since we can't get authentic taste Jjajangmyeon in Malaysia so far.

Jjampong (짬뽕) @ 3,500won.

Jjajangmyeon @ 2,500won.

The price is cheap isn't it? Chung-guk Seong is famous for it's non-expensive Jjajangmyeon and Jjampong menu, so that those university students with low budget could enjoy a hearty meal to fill their stomach. However, their meat menu such as Tang-su-yuk (sweet and sour pork), Kkan-pung-gi (spicy fried chicken) and etc price is same as normal market price. After this, we head to Nampo-dong, to visit Jagalchi Market and BIFF Square (next coming post)!

Chung-guk Seong | 중국성 (中国城)
Address : 503-1 Daeyeon-3-dong, Nam-gu, Busan
                 부산광역시 남구 대연3동 503-1
Phone : 051-627-9903