Seoul Cheap Eats: Real Kimchi Stirfry Rice (레알김치볶음덥밥)

If you’re ever in the mood to try unique street food, try the Noryangjin Station (노량진역) area. There’s a lot of diversity between food stalls which is actually pretty rare in most areas of Seoul. It’s actually a challenge to find the typical tteokbokki stand here, but that’s a good thing as there are plenty of other foods to entice you. I went to one of the stands that was quite a bit off of the beaten path called “real kimchi stirfry over rice” or “레알김치볶음덥밥”. Continue reading “Seoul Cheap Eats: Real Kimchi Stirfry Rice (레알김치볶음덥밥)”

Seoul Photos: Olympic Park (올림픽공원)

Looking for some outdoor art or just a nice park to explore? Check out Olympic Park (올림픽공원) which is the legacy of the 1988 Seoul Olympics. The place is very beautiful in the fall as the trees change colors. I saw quite a few photographers including wedding photographers which proves my point!  Continue reading “Seoul Photos: Olympic Park (올림픽공원)”

Restaurants in Seoul: Chakhan Dweji (착한돼지) Korean BBQ BuffetT

In the mood to pig out and eat ridiculous amounts of Korean barbecue? Check out Chakhan Dweji (착한돼지) which means “Friendly Pig”. The pigs are so “friendly” that they’ll let you eat them and all their friends! Like most Korean bbq buffets, there’s a whole range of various meat parts and side dishes for an affordable 10,900 won (9,900 won for lunch). Continue reading “Restaurants in Seoul: Chakhan Dweji (착한돼지) Korean BBQ BuffetT”

Restaurants in Seoul: IL Mazzio

Missing a little Italian food in your life in Seoul or need a place to take the special lady in your life? Check out Il Mazzio (일마지오) in Myeongdong (명동) to get your Italian fix. There are many chains in Korea, even as far as Busan. The place opens at 11:30 am on the weekdays (12 pm on weekend) and closes at 10:30 pm. Continue reading “Restaurants in Seoul: IL Mazzio”

Seoul Photos: Ansan (안산)

Not to be confused with the city in Gyeonggi Province, this mountain is North East of the more famous Namsan (남산). My old university, Yonsei (연세대학교), is built at its base and can be accessed from there and many other areas around the mountain. It’s definitely worth a shot for the cityscape shooter and especially beautiful during the autumn when the leaves have changed color. Continue reading “Seoul Photos: Ansan (안산)”

Living in Seoul: Milk Choices and Prices in Korea are Equally Insane

If you’ve ever visited a large market like Emart or Homeplus, you may have come across the surprisingly crazy milk section. Quite the opposite of the typical cereal selection, there is a plethora of milk companies and sizes that they offer. Continue reading “Living in Seoul: Milk Choices and Prices in Korea are Equally Insane”