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Dessert Tree

For all the ladies in Seoul, Dessert Tree is a new dessert bar that opened in Apgujung.  What makes it special is that they make everything from scratch!  The ice … Continue reading

April 24, 2012 · 3 Comments

The Kitchen Salvatore Cuomo

The Kitchen Salvatore Cuomo is one of my favorite restaurants in Seoul for many reasons but namely because it has the best pizza in Korea.  It also reminds me of dining … Continue reading

April 23, 2012 · Leave a comment

My little secret . . .

This tiny bar tucked inside the foothills of central Seoul has some of the best views in Korea.  I will not reveal the name of the bar, just enjoy the … Continue reading

April 21, 2012 · 2 Comments

Kalguksu – “knife noodles”

북촌 칼국수 pronounced bok-chon kal-guk-su, is famous for their kalguksu (칼국수).  Kalguksu, which literally means “knife noodles”, is a Korean noodle dish consisting of handmade, knife-cut wheat flour noodles served in a … Continue reading

April 19, 2012 · 2 Comments

Prost – Pub & Grill

District is a mega-sized entertainment complex that recently opened in Itaewon.  Prost Pub & Grill is on the 1st floor and on the 2nd floor is Glam Lounge and Club Mute. … Continue reading

April 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

Vatos Urban Tacos

Vatos Taco opened in Itaewon in November 2011 and its been getting a lot of buzz, especially amongst the ex-pat community.  Seems like Vatos is channeling the Korean taco truck fad that … Continue reading

April 18, 2012 · 1 Comment

More chitlins!

연타발 (pronounced yeon-ta-bal), is an upscale and highly regarded chain of beef intestine BBQ restaurants, with 8 locations throughout Korea.  See my other posting for a more detailed write-up on beef … Continue reading

April 17, 2012 · 6 Comments

Photo essay: river eel po-cha

This is a po-jang-ma-cha type place (포장마차) that is famous for their river eel BBQ (곰장어), in Nonhyeon-dong (논현동).  I came here to drink more than to eat, so this is not … Continue reading

April 11, 2012 · 3 Comments

Korean BBQ – steak

투뿔등심 is not just your run of the mill Korean BBQ restaurant, what makes it different is that you grill up good quality steak.  The name literally means 1++ steak, … Continue reading

April 9, 2012 · 3 Comments

THE best bibimbap.

참숯골 (pronounced cham-soot-gol) is a famous Korean BBQ restaurant in the Gwanghamoon area.  They charge over $50 per serving of beef so I haven’t had the privilege of eating their BBQ but their … Continue reading

April 6, 2012 · 5 Comments

Burger B

Burger B, a small burger joint in the back streets of Apgu-jung (Rodeo), is a good little find.  As some of you may already know, burgers in Korea are pretty … Continue reading

April 4, 2012 · Leave a comment

Mi Piace

Mi Piace is a very well-known and highly regarded Italian restaurant in Cheongdam-dong.  I have been wanting to eat here for the longest time, so I was super excited to come … Continue reading

April 3, 2012 · 3 Comments

Korean course lunch

I am not a big fan of Korean restaurants that do course menus, 한정식 (pronounced han-jung-shik), because most of the food is prepared ahead of time, all they do is plate … Continue reading

March 29, 2012 · Leave a comment

Lobster @ Sausalito in Insa-dong

Tucked away in the back streets of Insa-dong (인사동) is Sausalito, a very small restaurant that only does lobster.  I read about this place on another blog and the pictures … Continue reading

March 29, 2012 · 5 Comments

Fermented skate (홍어)

Fermented skate (홍어 pronounced hong-uh) is an expensive Korean delicacy, most popular in the southern parts of the country.  I never bothered to ask about the “fermenting” process because at the … Continue reading

March 27, 2012 · 7 Comments

Blacksmith’s Oven Pizza

Last week some coworkers and I checked out Blacksmith’s Oven Pizza, regarded by many as the best pizza in Korea. NOTE:  this is NOT the new chain of Italian restaurants … Continue reading

March 27, 2012 · 9 Comments

Spicy Chicken with Potatoes – DakDoliTang

Mapo-na-ru (마포나루) is one of my favorite restaurants in Seoul.  All the food is made fresh to order, totally feels and tastes like home cooking.  The place is famous for their … Continue reading

March 23, 2012 · 4 Comments

The Boiling Crab

When my coworker told me about The Boiling Crab I was so excited to hear there is a crab boil spot in Korea!  It has been years since I had the … Continue reading

March 21, 2012 · 3 Comments

Jeju black pig bbq @ Ssam-Da-Yun

Ssam-Da-Yun (삼다연) is a Korean BBQ restaurant in Apgu-jung and their claim to fame is Jeju-do island black pig.  Native to Jeju-do island is a small breed of pig with black skin, hence the name 흑돼지 … Continue reading

March 20, 2012 · 2 Comments



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