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Gapyeong Jatgoeul Romantic Concert & Youth 88 Train Opening Ceremony

WriterAdministratorDate12/06/2019

I received an invitation today. It was an invitation to the Gapyeong Jatgoeul Romantic Concert (Opening Ceremony of Youth 88 Train). When I went to the Gapyeong Five-day Market, I saw that Youth 88 Train had temporarily opened its doors at Jatgoeul Square in Gapyeong Jatgoeul Market.
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I received an invitation today.
It was an invitation to the Gapyeong Jatgoeul Romantic Concert (Opening Ceremony of Youth 88 Train). When I went to the Gapyeong Five-day Market, I saw that Youth 88 Train had temporarily opened its doors at Jatgoeul Square in Gapyeong Jatgoeul Market.
Youth 88 Train was established for young entrepreneurs. Gyeonggi-do, Gapyeong-gun, and the Gapyeong Jatgoeul Vendors Association recruited applicants through open recruiting in July. After holding a competitive show for the first round of successful applicants, they selected 7 young applicants to run the Youth 88 Train Food Box Mall. The train-shaped Food Box Mall standing in the corner of Jatgoeul Square was helping to make the market vibrant.

Youth 88 Train Opening Ceremony img
Youth 88 Train Opening Ceremony img

Young people, young food. The Jatgoeul Youth 88 Train is now departing.
Youth 88 Train offers a wide range of dishes and snacks, and each of the shop menus is unique. [Car 1: Ratio Coffee (butter waffle, coffee, and other beverages), Car 2: Pad Thaim (pad Thai), Car 3: 100’s DOG (hot dog and milkshake), Car 4: Jatgoeul 153 Dakgangjeong (glazed fried chicken bites), Car 5: Jatgoeul Kkokkochji (skewers including chicken skewers), Car 6: Rietto Panito (handmade sandwiches), Car 7: How About a Holiday? (pine nut hot dogs, sausage and rice cake skewers, handmade preserves, flower tea), and more

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Gapyeong Youth 88 Train was popular along with the Gapyeong Five-day Market with local residents who came for grocery shopping for Chuseok.
People thought the new food stalls and dishes were just a temporary market-day event.
Youth 88 Train will always be in the Jatgoeul Square of Jatgoeul Market in Gapyeong.
It is open 10am to 9pm, and is closed Mondays.

Youth 88 Train Opening Ceremony img
Youth 88 Train Opening Ceremony img

My son and I couldn't just walk away from the variety of street foods at the Gapyeong Five-day Market.
The "How About a Holiday?" shop of Youth 88 Train was selling my son's favorite rest-stop snack, sausage and rice cake skewers.
One skewer was KRW 2,000,
and I had a cup of handmade lemonade for KRW 2,500.
The food stall was selling pine nut hot dogs, spicy rice cakes, handmade preserves and flower tea, handmade plain aronia berries, and more. The owner’s mother was there to support her daughter for the first day of the food stall, and had made the flower tea and handmade preserves.

Youth 88 Train Opening Ceremony img
Youth 88 Train Opening Ceremony img

The food stalls were providing free samples because it was their first day.
As soon as my son heard that there were free chicken bite samples, he ran for it holding his sausage and rice cake skewer in one hand.
After tasting one, he pestered me to buy some chicken bites. He gave me his skewer, and I got some chicken bites for him.
Before we came to the market, we had lunch because we didn't know about Youth 88 Train, so we were not very hungry at the time.
After returning home, I ate the leftover chicken bites. It was really good. The food stall is one of the best chicken bite shops in Gapyeong!
Jatgoeul 153 Dakgangjeong also offers delivery. I wonder if they could deliver to our house. heheh.

Youth 88 Train Opening Ceremony img
Youth 88 Train Opening Ceremony img

Gapyeong Five-day Market is open every five days, on the 5th, 10th, 15th, 20th, 25th, and 30th days of each month. I found Youth 88 Train by accident while visiting the five-day market.
I was kind of disappointed that a market was only open on a specific day, but Youth 88 Train will be always in the square.
Youth 88 Train is expected to vitalize the market and provide a variety of food options for tourists visiting Gapyeong, and a leisure area for the citizens of Gapyeong.
I tried only 2 dishes for a snack, but I would like to have lunch here on my next visit. I heard that the stores had not yet been fully prepared because it was the first day. If they set up some standing tables, it seems like it would be a popular destination in Gapyeong.

Youth 88 Train Opening Ceremony img
Youth 88 Train Opening Ceremony img

I heard that the Gapyeong Jatgoeul Romantic Concert is set to be held for Chuseok and the opening of Jatgoeul Youth 88 Train.
The concert will be held at the Jatgoeul Square of Gapyeong Jatgoeul Market on Thursday September 12th, 2019, from 6pm to 9pm. The concert is also to celebrate the opening of Jatgoeul Youth 88 Train, and you will be able to see the performances of many singers and enjoy a raffle event.
The Gapyeong Jatgoeul Romantic Concert and the Opening Ceremony for Youth 88 Train will be held on the first day of the Chuseok holiday.
I hope that the many people visiting Gapyeong for Chuseok can enjoy this event.