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,…
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Gyeongbokgung and Deoksugung

[box_dark]Breakfast[/box_dark] Red Bean Bread from JSP A white, fluffy steamed bread stuffed with sweet red bean paste is a fine way to start a day of palace trekking. JSP also has great steamed kimchi pork dumplings. JSP |…
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Shopping Day in Dongdaemun

[box_dark]Breakfast[/box_dark]   Waffles and Coffee at Beans Bins If you are going to climb the epic shopping mountain of Dongdaemun, then you have to get a hearty breakfast with lots of coffee. Beans Bins Coffee in the Doota…
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Zen Hideaway

    Zen Hideaway | 젠 하이드어웨이 (Myeong-dong)   This stylish restaurant in Myeong-dong has a calming energy in a wide-open atmosphere. The interior has Japanese lines but a Thai edge. The food is…
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Manseok Dakhanmari

  Manseok Dakhanmari | 만석닭한마리 (Insa-dong) It’s all about the broth. The rich chicken broth here in Insa-dong is flavored with oriental herbs, mung beans, and spices, and it is then used to cook a whole chicken. One…
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Seowoo Shabu

  Seowoo Shabu | 서우샤브샤브 (Jamsil District)   Written and photographed by Daniel Gray When winter comes, hot stock bubbling at the table with various vegetables and meat or seafood is the perfect thing…
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O’neul the Korean Cuisine

  O’neul the Korean Cuisine | 레스토랑 오늘 (Itaewon)   Written and photographed by Daniel Gray O’neul the Korean Cuisine offers refined Korean cuisine using local ingredients and modern techniques.…
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Two Hands Burger

  Two Hands Burger | 투핸즈버거 (Haebangchon) Yep, this place located in Haebangchon is aptly named—you do need two hands to eat these burgers. The burger juice, condiments, and maybe egg yolk (or chili) ooze out as…
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Les Deux Plats

  Les Deux Plats Located in the alley of international eating establishments behind the Hamilton Hotel, Les Deux Plats is a unique French restaurant with a heavy Italian influence. The menu has a wealth of choices, including…
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Myeong-dong Gems

[box_dark]Myeong-dong Gems Dining delights in Seoul’s commercial heart[/box_dark]   Written and photographed by Daniel Gray   Dessert Café: Dolce la Sera | 돌체라세라 (Chungmuro Area)   Dolce…