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January 30, 2020

Of course in every country there are exclusive restaurants or cafes. One particular fastfood chain I've come to visit every time I go to Seoul is: Mom's Touch.

I'd like to know more of the backstory to the restaurant's beginning, as I can't think of any of my friends' m...

January 24, 2020

You can usually eat Budae-jjigae at most places near colleges, as it's enjoyed by most young people. It's not exactly the healthiest option, but there's times when nothing else is as satisfying as having some during a cold winter night.

This place, Italy Budae-jigae , o...

January 22, 2020

This place has been around for quite some time despite Seoul's penchant for updating and changing pace of life.

The restaurant BaetGotDong (뱃고동) is known for its spicy stir-fried octopus dish, but a lot of customers also order the batter-fried octopus dish as well to co...

January 20, 2020

I had briefly mentioned Jam & Bread in my last post, but I thought the bakery itself deserved more recognition despite its loyal customer base.

When you enter the bakery which is located at the back of the area there is are tables for eating and also a fridge and displa...

January 16, 2020

While a butchery isn't hard to come across in Seoul, a Western-styled one is- one that involves salami and cured meat, that is. Thankfully, there is one famous and good one located in Bukchon: Salt House.

You can find their prepackaged assortment of meats in a clear fri...

January 13, 2020

 Korean doughnuts or kkwabaegi can be found in most busy streets of Seoul, and this one (Jamidang) can be found near the streets of Bukchon.

It's all for very fair prices as the donut I show below was around ‎₩2,000 for three. A lady who had been standing near had procl...

January 11, 2020

There's a store in Pangyo that I found to be very interesting: Gundam Story

For those of us who like to build things such as legos this store is pretty much a paradise, as it has all kinds of gundams and equipments for building and coloring gundams:

A table area where yo...

January 9, 2020

There's a lovely cafe dessert shop in Pangyo called Bless Roll.

The highlight of this cafe is its colorful ice creams and cakes:

I know one or two friends who would appreciate the gummy bear cake, or as it's called on display: Haribo.

You can buy the individual slices if...

January 7, 2020

In S. Korea one celebrates the start of a New Year with rice cake soup. There's, of course, variations to the dish depending on the household and even city or province, but almost always the soup involves rice cake, egg and seaweed in its ingredients.

The tradition is t...

January 4, 2020

My mother introduced this place and is a frequent customer- it certainly is a place I'd recommend more to Korean locals than to foreigners, as it leans more toward nostalgia than modern with its taste. But it certainly doesn't mean the taste cannot be appreciated by ne...

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