이태원 (Itaewon) is a melting pot of cultural diversity, not just in regards to the people, but the restaurants and cafes as well. The streets are jam packed with a wide assortment of unique and delicious places to peak your tongue’s interest. I never had much of an excuse to linger around 이태원, but since
Valentine’s Day is almost here! While this day typically puts a good deal of stress on the guys back stateside… in Korea it is the girls who must go to great lengths to proclaim their affections. Since moving to Korea, my boyfriend and I have also been celebrating it this way. Valentine’s Day for him
Seoul is chockfull of tiny little restaurants, cafes and boutiques. I guess that’s part of its charm; leave no crevice unfilled. This particular “charm” also makes it very difficult to find good/ unique places. I can imagine this to be particularly frustrating for tourists on a time schedule, or others who are staying in Korea temporarily.
Rice and Kimchi! The essence of the Korean kitchen, the quintessential stable foods on which the country is built, there’s no home without these two that are almost as inseparable as Siamese twins. For most, if not all Koreans rice and kimchi make up the stables of their diet, and if you happen to be
Fads are always coming and going in Korea: fashion fads, hair fads and even food fads! The newest snacking craze, churros, have caught the attention of the masses as of late. One might think that if you’ve tried one churro then you’ve tried them all, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. There are
Last year I shared my top three must-have winter snacks in Korea. Now I’d like to start the new year by adding three more to the list! 붕어빵 (Bungeo Bbang)/ 잉어빵 (Eenguh Bbang) Bungeo bbang literally translates to “crucian carp bread. ” However, don’t let the name intimidate you, the only thing fishy about this snack is its adorable
When most people think of Korea (whether they’ve been there or not) there are always a few things that immediately come to mind: hanbok, BBQ, K-pop, etc. However, no matter who you’re talking to, kimchi is always on the top of that list. 김치 (Kimchi) is Korea’s national dish. It is a traditional Korean side
Whenever foreign friends ask me what kind of gifts to send back home I always recommend tea. Of course not just any tea. A tea that is incredibly delicious and unique to Korea. It really is one of the most relevant and useful “souvenirs” you could get some one. After all, tea is more than