Hadong and Gurye

  Countryside charms and nature's beauty await along the banks of the Seomjingang River   Gazing southeast, the sun rises slowly but surely over the horizon. The Seomjingang River’s pristine waters reflect the morning light…

Old Is New Again

Young entrepreneurs use old buildings to give Seoul new life   “Dull, inert cities, it is true, do contain the seeds of their own destruction and little else. But lively, diverse, intense cities contain the seeds of their own regeneration,…

Daily Delights

Daily Delights Here are my suggestions for a great food day in Seoul. Day 1 Gourmet 494 is a gourmet cafeteria in the basement of the Galleria Department Store, which you can easily get to via the new Apgujeong Rodeo Station…

Quick Bites

Busan Sikdang 부산식당 Busan is famous for their seafood, and if you are looking to get a taste of it while in Seoul, head over to Busan Sikdang. This little brick building near Insadong has been at the same location doing the same food…

Quick Bites

Quick Bites Handmade Pickles at Bapjitgo 밥짓고 티우림 A local favorite, this restaurant is known for their various pickled vegetables (jangajji). Here they make soy-sauce pickled cucumbers, chili pickles, turnip pickles, pickled…

Adventures in Korean Dining

[box_dark]Adventures in Korean Dining Written and photographed by Daniel Gray[/box_dark]   Korean food might seem quite extreme to the uninitiated. Some might fi nd pork knuckles, blood pudding, head cheese, silkworm larva, and…

Adventurous Quick Bites

[box_dark]Adventurous Quick Bites[/box_dark] A Taste of the Phoenix and Dragon at Bomungol Hanok-jip 보문골 한옥집 The turtle is a symbol of longevity and strength in Korea. They are also supposedly descendants of dragons and phoenixes.…

Dak, Dak, Dak. The Chicken in Korea

[box_dark]Dak, Dak, Dak 닭 The Chicken in Korea[/box_dark] Written and photographed by Daniel Gray There is a certain dining etiquette when it comes to eating chicken that you should keep in mind in Korea. The legs are the prized part…

Daily Delights-October

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Quick Bites

[box_light]Quick Bites[/box_light] Scotch Eggs? Try Reilly’s 라일리탭하우스 Itaewon area Reilly’s Taphouse in Itaewon is serving up an awesome selection of ales and beers (both foreign and domestic) and a dizzying array of…
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Ice Dessert Cafés

[box_dark]Ice Dessert Cafés | 빙수 카페[/box_dark]   Bingsu 빙수 is a popular summertime dessert made of shaved ice and sweetened red beans. It is often topped with ice cream, frozen yogurt, sweetened condensed milk, fruit…