A long time craving...
Jonny Dumpling is a sentient dumpling that sells out his unaware brothers and sisters to the maws of humankind. And boy are they delicious!
Want a treat from the good ol' days when kids played outside and killed small animals with stones? Then it sounds like ChamSaeJip is for you! These restaurants aren't particularly common in Korea. In fact, many Koreans seem surprised to find out about these places. But I've been told by some older Koreans that grew... Continue Reading →
Parallel the sleepless Jongno street is an alley packed with old folks, restaurants filled mostly with said old folk, and the occasional protest graffiti. Not far from the yellow ribbon, next to a gamjatang house is a fairly unassuming entrance to Neungna Babsang (능라밥상) which I think roughly translates as... silk dining table? A finely... Continue Reading →
Everyday, as we walk down the streets and live our lives, we form and reinforce memories of time, place, and things. A familiar scent can recall distant memories of childhood, or a song in a foreign land can make us think of our distant friends and family. Sometimes these memories feel locked deep, just waiting... Continue Reading →
The summer heat is slowly dying and Saturday explorations are becoming viable again. Jihye and I have plans for the evening, but lunch is a good start. So after a morning of selling myself for fun and profit, we venture out on a beautiful Saturday to find food. After some discussion we decide to waltz... Continue Reading →
And no, it has nothing to do with Van Halen. Or Seurat's masterpiece, which you can see if you're in Chicago. Which I'm not. Though admittedly, both are cool and worth checking out. No, for Jihye's b-day we had a light lunch and coffee at a little cafe called Cafe SandPark in Hongdae. They didn't... Continue Reading →
Want the guilt of eating fried street food with the convenience of an actual restaurant? As an added bonus lets say this mystical dream eatery only used fresh ingredients and doesn't reuse their cooking oil the next day. Well, if you're willing to make it out to Eunpyeong-gu (은평구) in the north-west part of Seoul, then... Continue Reading →
Mmmm, chicken soup. Good for what ails you. I've been feeling a bit under the weather, so I decided to seek out one of my favorite Korean soups. Samgyetang! It's chicken soup with ginseng! I find a place while walking down an alley off of Insa-dong. Evidently the broth at this place is made with... Continue Reading →
After finishing our sundae lunch, we decided to walk to north to Seoul station to procure information on tourist trains. The day was warmer than I anticipated, so I took off my spring jacket and felt the cool breeze and warm sun on my skin. I didn't mind the heavy traffic. Seoul is Seoul, and... Continue Reading →