Japanese Restaurants in Seoul: Misoya (미소야)

Ever since coming to Korea 6 or so months ago, I’ve been craving Japanese style noodles more and more. Korean udon (우동) is nice, but it doesn’t have the same taste as Japanese style udon. I believe it’s because of the stock and soy sauce they use. When I entered Misoya, I got very excited Continue reading “Japanese Restaurants in Seoul: Misoya (미소야)”

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Seoul Cheap Eats: Steff Houlberg Hotdog (스테프 핫도그)

Went to grab a quick late night meal at Steff Hotdog (스테프 핫도그) in Yangjae Station (양재역). I was coming from a really long day and I just needed to find something to hold me over with a couple of friends. Luckily this place was open and we managed to get there right before it closed. You have to go inside the station near the Express line (신분당선) where there are many underground stores and restaurants.The closest entrance would be exit #7. This place is a Denmark chain that likes to show off Continue reading “Seoul Cheap Eats: Steff Houlberg Hotdog (스테프 핫도그)”

Restaurants in Seoul: 호야즉석떡볶이(Hoya Quick Tteokbokki)

If you like tteokbokki (떡볶이), but want to spice it up with different flavors and ingredients, give Hoya (호야즉석떡볶이) a try! Hoya lets you customize your tteokbokki and cook it right in front of you in a hotpot. You can find this place near Sinchon Station (신촌역) by walking out of exit 3 towards the Uplex. It is literally across the street from the popular red tube structure. Continue reading “Restaurants in Seoul: 호야즉석떡볶이(Hoya Quick Tteokbokki)”

Restaurants in Seoul: BBQ Premium Cafe (비비큐 프리미엄 카페)

Went to this interesting chicken joint next to Cheongyecheon creek (청계천). BBQ (비비큐), a chicken franchise, has many different type of store concepts with the premium cafe being the flagship option. In addition to having chicken like at all BBQ locations, they have brunch items, cafe drinks, Continue reading “Restaurants in Seoul: BBQ Premium Cafe (비비큐 프리미엄 카페)”

Restaurants in Seoul: 평창할마이집

Went to get one of my favorite Korean foods, Gamjatang (감자탕), at 평창할마이집 pyeongchang harmai jib with my newfound friends who guided me around central Seoul last week. I’m always excited to try a new restaurant serving gamjatang and rarely come out disappointed. When I searched for the best gamjatang restaurants around Yangjae Station (양재역) this place came up as a top result Continue reading “Restaurants in Seoul: 평창할마이집”

Korean Foods Explained: What is Gamjatang (감자탕)

Gamjatang or kamjatang (감자탕) is a lightly spicy soup always served with pork bones usually from the spine or the rib. Despite Gamja meaning “potato”, the soup is actually named after the type of pork bones also referred to as “Gamja”, or so I have heard. The soup is also cooked with a plethora of veggies such as potatoes, mushrooms, perilla leaves, onions, kimchi, and etc, but varies with the restaurant.  Continue reading “Korean Foods Explained: What is Gamjatang (감자탕)”

Living in Seoul: Guided Tour with Locals

Went on a guided tour around Gyeongbokgung Palace (경복궁) and Insadong (인사동) with some locals. The tour was completely free and the guides were practicing English. There seem to be a couple of Korean groups offering these tours, so definitely check them out if you get the opportunity!  Continue reading “Living in Seoul: Guided Tour with Locals”