On Being Single in Seoul and Wanting Noodles at 1am

A few days ago, at 1am, I suddenly found myself with severe cravings for Japanese style ramen. I tried to suppress them, but failed miserably, and thus I found myself walking the streets around Sinchon station in an attempt to find a place that could satisfy my cravings while the icy wind threatened with hypothermia.

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The Pie Hole

In Sinchon at the outskirts of the bar and nightlife area is a small café with the, for most westerners, the rather eye catching, name “The Pie Hole”. Whether the name is meant as a joke is unclear. Joke or not I’ve found it to be a great source of entertainment, but then I could

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Hand-in-Hand Burger Keeping it Real

Situated about halfway between Hongdae and Sinchon is a seemingly insignificant burger joint called Hand-in-hand Burger. Though the ceilings are high the place is small and minimalistic in their decoration, a bit factory like. Walking by you could easily dismiss it as just another burger joint serving up some mediocre stuff, and I would probably

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One Fine Sunday at Han’s Deli

Two weeks ago, I was invited by my Japanese friends to go out for lunch in the seemingly, desolated town of Nonsan here in South Korea. We took the bus from our university and arrived there at around 1pm. It was rather inconvenient but anyway, the long trip made me appreciate the Autumn trees while

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Dining out in Korea

It’s very common to dine out in Korea. One of the first things that a foreigner in Korea will notice is the absolute abundance of eateries. It can feel like every shop not selling clothes is selling food, and even the bars will encourage you to buy bar food (known as ‘anju’). In fact, many

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Koreans’ love for raw fish

Koreans love raw fish. Even though Koreans have been eating raw fish for as long as Japanese have, people know raw fish/sushi more of as Japanese food.  It is very common for Koreans to eat raw sushi not to mention that it is one of the popular meals for corporate meetings. The way Koreans prepare

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Taste of Daegu – Anjirang Gopchang Street

Located in south-eastern Korea, Daegu, formerly spelled Taegu, is the fourth largest city in South Korea after Seoul, Busan, and Incheon and has many traditional tourist attractions. If you ask any Korean on a food tour in the Daegu area, they will likely pick Anjirang Gopchang Street as one of must-stops for night dining. Gopchang

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