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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 →
A Shining Restaurant at the Foot of a Hill I think I must have passed Club Zion dozens if not hundreds of times due solely to it's name. I'm not a club person and could probably count the number of times I've been to a club on one hand, so it never crossed my mind... Continue Reading →
Coming up with a name for your restaurant is hard. A common method is to just name your restaurant by what it serves. In Korea this works really well when many restaurants have basically one item on their menu. But what if you want something more sophisticated, something with a bit of a panache? That's when... Continue Reading →
One could compare the gentrification of low-laying neighbourhoods like Samcheongdong to the zombification of a populous, eager to sell their souls for the hip young generation to drop by and spend their - or their parent's - hard earned moneys. In this destruction of the local to the infection of syphoning cash, one store owner... Continue Reading →
It's been a while since Jihye and I traveled around, so in February, while she had a break between school years, we decided to visit Jeonju. Why Jeonju? My number one reason was hanji. Beautiful, beautiful hanji. That's mulberry bark paper, the traditional paper used in Korea, for those not in the know. Oh, and... Continue Reading →
SALT is a hybrid. It's a mini art gallery/ cafe/ restaurant. Most notable for their bibimbap, which you can get for take-away if'n you don't feel like staying in one place. While the art space is alright, it's more of a minor attraction for me, though I am glad they created glass barriers that protect... 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 →