You thought your meal options ended in ramen? You are mistaken. Check out the open fridges. Inside you’ll find enough snacks to complete a balanced-(ish) breakfast, lunch, dinner, or in-between.
You can also find hard-boiled eggs, ham sandwiches, both rolled and triangle gimbap, and good ol’ meat on a stick. Don’t forget about lunchboxes. Inside each plastic box, you can find rice, kimchi, and sausage separated into little cubbies. The clerk will heat it up in a microwave behind the counter. (Hungry workers will snatch most of the lunchboxes by noon.) If you don’t like to waste time in the morning, buy a bundle of pastries and carton of milk. Bring it back to your motel and stuff your face when you wake up. Remember, convenience stores stock shelves with foods that have longer life spans than a Galápagos tortoise. Weigh the positives and negatives of that. A food truck parked next to the cycling path near Busan. They provide packaged ramen in hot water.