On Friday night, Domingos and I ventured out to a food truck festival that a friend had told me about. Its official name is “Seoul Bamdokkaebi Night Market,” and it runs March through October on Friday and Saturday nights at Cascade Plaza in Yeouido Hangang Park.
We took the subway to Yeouinaru station and had a nice long ramble through the park to reach the Cascade Plaza. Our first sight upon entering the park was the “I Seoul U” sign in front of the river, which was a very popular photo spot. It was a gorgeous night, so the park was packed.
Upon reaching the food trucks, we first examined all of our options. Some trucks had no lines at all, and others had lines that stretched far back onto the grass behind them.
There was also a long row of shopping, with some very interesting and unique handicrafts for sale. We decided to try the Cuban sandwich food truck first, which had a long line. It moved quickly, though, and I think we only waited about 20 minutes until we got our sandwich, which was delicious.
Then we decided to chill out for a while on the stone steps overlooking the river. There were various performances going on at a couple of locations, and later in the evening they showed the movie Up on the floating stage.
Our second food choice of the night was a bacon potato pizza. We were happy that the line was short, and then after we paid we were given a number – 140 – and told it would be about 20 minutes. They were only on 117 at the time! It was probably closer to a 30-minute wait, but we wandered around the shopping stalls and I bought a really cute mug with a cat face on it.
Here are the guys making the pizzas behind the truck:
I expect we will be returning to the Night Market many times this summer!