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Getting to know the scene

When I first got to Korea, I assumed it was safe to go into any restaurant since it would probably taste better than the crappy Korean restaurants in the States. . . I found out the hard way.

With the thousands of restaurants in Seoul, big/small/trendy/traditional/etc, trying to decide on a place amongst friends can be a facepalm like process . . . unless someone “knows” a place.

After going on numerous of 소개팅’s and eating bad, overpriced pasta, I decided that if I was to endure thru an hour of awkward conversation . . . I might as well be eating some good food.

Long road back to Korea

I was born in Seoul but my family immigrated to the States when I was 4 years old.  Philadelphia, PA is where I grew up for most of my life, home of the cheesesteak, soft pretzel, Tasty Cakes and Rocky!  Don’t say cream cheese because that’s all branding.  Shortly after college I moved to New York City to pursue a career in the Investment Banking industry and also who doesn’t have dreams of “making it” in NYC?  After 4 amazing years and countless slices of pizza, I moved back to the motherland in December of 2009.

Who is this guy?

Just your average 교포 guy in my 30’s, with a legit fear of becoming an 아저씨.  I am still working in the IB industry, this blogging is just a side job.  I work and live above the river, but I mostly play below, 압구 is definitely my happy place.

I have an insatiable appetite for meat, no meal is complete without it.  I enjoying drinking 소주 but not necessarily the taste.  I love me a good 포차 but I also enjoy the culinary experience you can get at nice restaurants.

7 comments on “About

  1. bellacorea
    May 3, 2012

    새롭게 바뀐 모습이 보기좋네요!

  2. Thai Dang
    May 13, 2012

    hey your blog is great, and i love how u have many korean restaurants review. I have lived here almost a year but I very rarely eat Korea foods and just hang out in Itaewon. Will check this often.

    on a side note, I am a meat fan too. No meal can be completed without meat.

  3. Sam
    October 25, 2012

    Excellent blog! The only thing missing is some British cuisine, if you’d like to run the rule over my Fish & Chips restaurant in Sinchon you’d be more than welcome. fb.com/batteredseoul.

  4. Pia (Life of Pia)
    March 4, 2014

    Hey –
    I’m heading to Seoul in April/May.
    Do food bloggers get together and hang out in Seoul, or does that only happen in my city? 🙂

  5. Anonymous
    March 6, 2014

    Hi,

    My name is Daniel Ryu, and I am currently a sophomore at Harvard College. I am Korean-American and would love to write a guest post. This is one of my favorite korean food blogs. I could potentially write about how to find Korean food in the Boston area or give some easy recipes for college students who want to make their own Korean food. If this interests you, please let me know.

    Best,
    Dan

  6. Forrest McClain
    February 14, 2017

    Hello! I’m a producer at http://www.meridian.net, we would love to discuss licensing some of your photographs for an editorial story we are doing on South Korea. Email me if you are interested in discussing further. Thank you!

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