Seoul Cheap Eats: Mapo Mandu (마포만두)

Whenever I come across a dumpling shop with open windows and steam blowing everywhere, i just have to check it out. Mapo Mandu fit that bill and the prices were pretty cheap as well. They have multiple locations, but the one my friend and I went to was in front of the 2nd exit of the Daeheung Station (대흥역) Line 6. You can also find other locations through Seoul by typing (마포만두). Continue reading “Seoul Cheap Eats: Mapo Mandu (마포만두)”

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Restaurants in Seoul: Papa’s Recipe (파파스 레시피)

Went to Gangnam to visit my friend Jaime who I studied abroad with in Seoul 4 years ago. And of course one of the things that you have to do when you visit an old friend is eat. We went to Papa’s Recipe which is a non-chain restaurant specializing in octopus (쭈꾸미) and meat grilled in a skillet. The restaurant is on the second floor of a building near Gangnam Station (강남역) exit 11. Continue reading “Restaurants in Seoul: Papa’s Recipe (파파스 레시피)”

Living in Seoul: The Dismal Selection of Cereal in Korea and My Rather Upsetting Experience

If you’re from the US, or somewhere accustomed to a variety of cereal you may be in for a huge culture shock. It seems Koreans aren’t too accustomed to eating cereal for breakfast as the selection at my local Emart is pretty dismal. I actually believe it serves more as a snack which doesn’t really make a good excuse, but I will put it out there. The selection is so bad that you can pretty easily divide cereal into roughly 3 categories. Continue reading “Living in Seoul: The Dismal Selection of Cereal in Korea and My Rather Upsetting Experience”

Seoul Cheap Eats: Onjeong Tonkatsu (온정돈까스)

Today I went to this super hyped-up Tonkatsu shop called Onjeong Tonkatsu (온정돈까스) which means “warmhearted tonkatsu”. For those who don’t know, a tonkatsu is a pork cutlet that’s lightly friend in panko. It has a nice crispy texture on the outside and is usually quite delicious. My friends really wanted to go because of the reviews and because it was quite famous apparently. Continue reading “Seoul Cheap Eats: Onjeong Tonkatsu (온정돈까스)”

Ewha Women’s University (이화여자대학교): Ewha Campus Complex

Always wanted to shoot around here. I remember coming here 4 years ago during my first time abroad, but never getting a good chance to take good photos. While filled with many beautiful, archaic looking buildings, the main gem of Ewha in my opinion, is their relatively new Campus Complex building (more info). Continue reading “Ewha Women’s University (이화여자대학교): Ewha Campus Complex”

Cheap Eats in Seoul: Family Mandu (패밀리 만두)

On my way to the immigration office near the Omokgyo Station (오목교역), I came across this very unassuming chain called 패미리 만두 (Family Mandu) that sold dumplings, dumpling style buns, and of course ramen. The store was very tiny, but what attracted me was the large amounts of steam coming from the pressure steamers. The store was very clean and had a homemade style atmosphere. There was a big bucket of filling and you could see the cook making the dumplings from time to time. You’ll come across the restaurant on the way to the immigration office in Omokgyo. Continue reading “Cheap Eats in Seoul: Family Mandu (패밀리 만두)”

Samsung GSAT Test

As a fun little experience and because I need a job/source of income anyways, I decided to take the Global Samsung Aptitude Test (GSAT) for new business/marketing candidates. This is the 2nd stage of their 4 step employment process, the first submitting your materials including resume and work experience, and the other two being interviews with different executives and HR. Continue reading “Samsung GSAT Test”