Meet the World at Mangwon!

Mangwon (망원) is an adjacent neighborhood to Hapjeong (합정) and Hongdae (홍대). The neighborhood consisted mostly of residential area until fancy restaurants and coffee shops started moving in a couple of years ago. Continuous rise of rent in Hongdae led to a gradual, yet significant movement in nearby neighborhoods including Mangwon. Mangwon has become the […]

Korean Chicken Recommendation

If there is one animal that Koreans love, it must be chicken. Koreans eat chicken in all kinds of ways. There is spicy 닭도리탕 (Dak-Do-Ri-Tang, middle picture), and delicious 찜닭 (Jjim-Dak, Right picture). However, the most beloved type of chicken must be the Fried Chicken. You can’t say that you have been in Korea without […]

Festivals in Seoul for the Food and Drinks Lovers

Seoul Food Festival 04/28/2017-05/05/2017 Seoul Food Festival is a seven-day event celebrating gourmet flavors and featuring various signature dishes from world-class restaurants [1]. The festival is divided into three types of events: luxurious banquet gatherings at top hotels, grand outdoor picnic events with over 50,000 participants, and cooking shows from Michelin Star chefs. The festival kicks […]

How to Enjoy Korean Barbecue: Pick the Right Side Dishes!

Now that you know the different types of pork cuts, it’s time we talk about side dishes you should never forget when you’re having Korean barbecue. My definition of side dishes in this article is wide-range, so it would include vegetables for ‘쌈(to be explained later),’ cold noodles(냉면) and even soup!   쌈 (Ssam) Maybe […]

All Kinds of Alcohol Mixtures in Korea (Part 3)

The last two articles I wrote were about the different types of alcohol mixtures Koreans drink. Saddly, this article is not an article about alcohol. It is the last of my ‘alcohol’ series though, an article about hangover food. After a great night with alcohol. Koreans go to eat food to help them with their […]

How to Enjoy Korean Barbecue: Know Your Meat!

Though there are many Korean dishes that are widely known around the world, I think Korean barbecue is most popular part of Korean culinary culture. Korean barbecue commonly refers to a way of enjoying meat by directly grilling it on the dining table. Barbecue is usually considered an outdoor activity in other parts of the […]

Unique Drinks You Must Try in Korean Convenience Stores

A typical Korean convenience store offers a wide range of products for us. There isn’t much you can’t find in Korean convenience stores especially when it comes to snacks and drinks! For those who want to try something you can find only in Korea, I will introduce three unique drinks you can commonly see in […]

Ready for Another Hanok Village? Ikseon Hanok Village

In Seoul, you can see some Hanok villages in Seoul. Bukchon Hanok Village (북촌한옥마을) and Namsan Hanok Village (남산한옥마을) are representative Hanok villages in Seoul. However, did you know that there is a Hanok village which became a hot place in Seoul nowadays? The answer is Ikseon Hanok Village (익선동한옥마을). It is the oldest Hanok […]