Christmas Dinners in Seoul

There’s nothing quite like digging into cuts of smoked turkey while the Christmas tree lights sparkle and your family struggles to stay awake after gobbling up plates of mashed potatoes. Except the same with sweet potatoes. Plenty of Christmas dinners are available all around Seoul and we’ll be listing them right up to the holiday proper. Whether you’re looking for turkey, ham, lamb or something … Continue reading Christmas Dinners in Seoul

chrysanthemum bread

Warm Up this Winter with Some Fresh Chrysanthemum Bread

You may be familiar with Korea’s ever so popular carp-shaped, red bean filled bread bungeo-ppang (붕어빵), but have you heard of chrysanthemum bread? Chrysanthemum bread or gukhwa-ppang (국화빵) is actually quite similar to bungeo-ppang. They are made with a pancake-like batter, traditionally filled with a sweet red bean paste and cooked in an iron flower shaped mold. It’s actually this chrysanthemum-shaped mold that gives this … Continue reading Warm Up this Winter with Some Fresh Chrysanthemum Bread

Michelin Guide Seolleongtang in Seoul

My earliest memories of take out aren’t McDonalds or KFC, they’re of styrofoam tubs of savory seolleongtang (설렁탕), or ox bone soup. And ever since, it’s literally been my favorite Korean dish. Just up the street from Starfield Library is Waygojip Seolleongtang, a Michelin Guide restaurant that offers a delicious bowl of seolleongtang for 13,000 KRW. You can pay a bit extra for premium cuts … Continue reading Michelin Guide Seolleongtang in Seoul

Best Traditional Korean Foods (and Where to Eat Them)

Korean cuisine encompasses such a wide range of foods and styles that it’s difficult to know where to start. Even harder still if you’re looking for recommendations while you’re in Korea. That’s where we come in. After traveling the country for over 10 years, this is our list of favorite Korean dishes and where to eat them. Bulgogi One of the most accessible (not to … Continue reading Best Traditional Korean Foods (and Where to Eat Them)

Sundubu Jjigae, Good For The Seoul

The honest truth is, we go months without eating sundubu jjigae (soft spicy tofu stew). And then, when we finally have it again, it’s amazing all over again. It hits all the right spots and we’re reminded of why we love it so much. Sundubu jjigae is definitely one of Korea’s crowd pleaser dishes. And nothing brings a smile to my face faster than the sight … Continue reading Sundubu Jjigae, Good For The Seoul

table of cheesy gobchang with side dishes

The Best Gobchang in Jongro, Seoul

On the spectrum of exotic traditional Korean dishes, gobchang veers towards the more adventurous end. But then again, what else would you expect from cooked intestine? For the uninitiated, gobchang comes in multiple varieties. But if you’re new to this dish, you’ll want to go with fried or grilled gobchang. Grilled or fried, gobchang has a fatty and meaty flavor. And when dipped into salt … Continue reading The Best Gobchang in Jongro, Seoul