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Cheolgil Tteokbokki (철길떡볶이)

Even at first glance, you’d never mistake Cheolgil Tteokbokki for a run-of-the-mill restaurant. The windows are foggy even though the air is clear, and decades of Seoul’s humid summers and frigid winters have warped the planks that cover the building. Inside, the tteokbokki sauce bubbles in its oversized pans and fills the entire restaurant with the signature, mouth-watering gochujang scent. The menu is sweet and … Continue reading Cheolgil Tteokbokki (철길떡볶이)

Coronavirus: What’s Going on in South Korea

It seems like the coronavirus is taking the world by storm. As of this very moment, we have 4,335 confirmed cases of coronavirus here in South Korea, making it the largest outbreak outside of China. Although the first case was recorded back in mid-January, people weren’t as concerned until the numbers started to skyrocket last weekend. We had been receiving text messages keeping us informed … Continue reading Coronavirus: What’s Going on in South Korea

A Hanbok for the New Year

새해 복 많이 받으세요, Happy Lunar New Year everyone!!! In Korea, 설날 (Seol-nal) marks the first day of the new year on the lunar calendar and is one of the most important holidays of the year. Being a family holiday, most people venture out to the countryside to spend this holiday gathered at the homes of their grandparents, but lucky for me my boyfriend’s grandmother lives … Continue reading A Hanbok for the New Year