Are you a fan of convenience store drinking? Try the combination of cheap beer, dried filefish fillet toasted over yeontan coals and reggae music, in Ikseon-dong. “Gamaek” is a portmanteau of "store (ga-gae)" and "beer (maek-ju)". Originated in Jeonju, the gamaek spots scattered throughout the area are known to offer their own side dishes along with cheap beers. In Seoul, too, several "supers" inspired by Jeonju's gamaek joints can be found. Visit Turtle Supermarket located in Ikseon-dong and take a corner window seat to shamelessly enjoy a cheap beer while people watching. A mini-recreation of the Chungcheong region, where the owner's from, this is the place to visit to get that laid-back feeling of being in the countryside. In Yeonnam-dong, there is Yeonnam Super. They sell dried pollack or calamari along with drinks, and the walls covered in messages scribbled by customers give you an idea of how inspirational this place can get.
After school, an elementary school kid stops by to buy an ice cream cone and stares at the rows of chips also being sold. Take a corner window seat and you can shamelessly enjoy a beer while people watching. If hanging out at convenience stores is cool and hip, there's no place that does it better than Turtle Supermarket where you can have your dried filefish fillet toasted over yeontan coals and listen to reggae music... in Ikseon-dong! A mini-recreation of the Chungcheong region, where the owner's from, this is the place to visit to get that laid-back feeling of being in the countryside.