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)”
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)”
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”
Last Thursday was the start of the new year on the lunar calendar, also known as Seollal (설날)! It was a very busy holiday for me, as I visited two different families more than 1 and a half hours apart and ate tons of Seollal foods. The morning started off with the family performing Charye (차례), which is a ritual offering food to the ancestors of the family. They set up a table and Continue reading “Living in Seoul: Seollal (설날) Food and Traditions”
If you’re ever in the market for the hippest glasses or want to experience an equally impressive art display, go to Gentle Monster in the Hongdae (홍대) area. This is one seriously creative store that Continue reading “Gentle Monster: The Craziest Glasses Store Ever”
Want to donate some of your time on the weekend? Check out Bean Seoul! They have volunteer events at a couple of orphanages throughout the month where you can help kids with English and other activities. The events usually last for 3 hours and don’t take much of your time at all. However, you shouldn’t treat it as a filler for your weekend and decide to cancel last minute should something more interesting come up. Volunteering is a commitment Continue reading “Volunteering for Bean Seoul”
If you’re looking to get your hands on some of the freshest seafood in Seoul, the Noryangjin Fish Market (노량진 수산시장) won’t disappoint! Visitors interested in seafood or unique places in general will have their sights and senses thoroughly stimulated by the plethora of wondrous sea creatures available for decadent consumption.