Food – How To Eat Healthy While In Korea

Korean food comes in many shapes and sizes and they’re all delicious. For those of us that are either health conscious or calorie-tracking individuals here is some nutritional information on Korean food. Eating healthy in Korea should be easy, since their beloved Korean BBQ is served without any carb-heavy sides. While in the west you

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Good Eats: Daegu Edition

Looking for good eats in Daegu? Here are some favourite restaurants and cafes suggested by some expats who live in the fourth largest city in Korea, all in one article! It includes places to go for all of your meals – breakfast, lunch, dinner, or dessert; there is something for everyone. Sometimes homesickness comes on

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The Implications of Meokbang

It’s not just about watching pretty people eat. Have you heard of 먹방 (meokbang)? It’s short for 먹는방송 (meokneunbangsong) which translates to ”eating broadcasting”, a very fitting name as it is just what meokbang is; a live broadcast of a person eating copious amounts of food. Despite being a fairly new phenomenon meokbang has garnered

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Black Day and a Good Bowl of Jajangmyeon

In Korea, following February 14th (Valentine’s Day) and March 14th (White Day), is the unofficial holiday “celebrated” on April 14th known as Black Day. While both Valentine’s Day and White Day focus on the romance shared between couples wrapped in matching couples clothes, spoon-feeding each other food and flaunting the sheer joy of NOT being

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Vanilla Kitchen: A Slice of Heaven

Vanilla Kitchen is what I would imagine Martha Stewart’s kitchen to look like; clean cut and simple, yet warm and homey. Fresh and dried flowers can be found along the walls and on every table. Soft splashes of blues, purples and grays color the furniture and walls with a lovely feminine touch. A small library

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Bong Daritaco Takoyaki

If there is anything I’ve learned in the time I’ve lived in Korea, it’s that they know how to snack here! From interesting packaged snacks you find at convenience stores to fresh street food, the tasty options are endless. It’s not just korean food either. Korea has no problem with bringing the delicious foods of

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The Western Influence

During the past few months, there’s been a sudden increase in Western food products, both at the large supermarkets- E Mart, Homeplus, Lotte Mart- and smaller convenience stores- CU and 7/11. Anyone else celebrate when Reeses Nutrageous Bars appeared in the shops? How about when Biscuit Spread became readily available? Personally, my most recent exciting discovery was Milka

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Looking On The Bright Side…

The Korea Observer recently published this article, listing the ‘Top eight reasons why expats love Korea.’  The list was as follows: Price of Food Nightlife and Music Mountains and Hiking Safety/ Lack of Crime Internet Technologies Public Transport Respect Festivals and Events You might not agree with all of these, but the list proves that

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