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,…

Korean Buddhist Cuisine

[box_light] Korean Buddhist Cuisine Eating can be a path to enlightenment[/box_light] Written by Joe McPherson   Along with the chaotic energy of the city comes the occasional craving to center the soul and mind. Buddhist temples dot…

Spring Veggies

[box_light] Spring Veggies Written by Daniel Gray [/box_light] →Sadang Station area Hyosowon Vegetarian Buffet   효소원 Hyosowon is a vegetarian buffet that is focused on offering a wide range of healthy Korean foods. Founded by…

Quick Bites

[box_light]Quick Bites[/box_light] Divine 디바인 This classy and sophisticated restaurant and event venue was designed by a foodie. Regular social events are held here for the city’s elite, such as singles’ night, business networking…

Daily Delights-January

[box_light]Daily Delights  Here are my suggestions for a great food day in Seoul.[/box_light] Breakfast Sweet Red Bean Bread at Dan Patbang  단팥빵 Breakfast is tough to find in Korea because most restaurants don’t open until 11:30am…

Eat Something New in 2014

[box_dark]Eat Something New in 2014[/box_dark] Written by Daniel Gray It’s a new year so a good idea is to go out and try something new. Luckily in food, new restaurants are always springing up all over Seoul. Eateries in the city are like…
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The Best Traditional Markets in Seoul

The Best Traditional Markets in Seoul In Korea, some of the most interesting and popular things to see are the traditional markets. Every city has them and some of the country towns and cities will have a weekly or biweekly market in the city…

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…

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.…