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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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”

Seoul Cheap Eats: Mariwhale Macaron (마리웨일 마카롱)

Anyone looking to get their macaron fix should try Mariwhale Macaron. I came across this little store straight in front of exit 5 of the Hongdae University Station (홍댕역). It’s on the 2nd floor. These bite sized pieces of happiness typically go for quite a bit of money, but this place charges a comparatively reasonable 900 won per a macaron! Continue reading “Seoul Cheap Eats: Mariwhale Macaron (마리웨일 마카롱)”

Seoul Cheap Eats: 기똥찬 수제 햄버거 (Fantastic Homemade Hamburger)

No really, that’s what they call themselves. The main thing that attracted me to this place was the cheap prices for a burger joint that wasn’t your typical fast food place, so I had to try it. I wasn’t going to cry over 2500 won if it turned out bad, and I’ve been wanting a burger that wasn’t as mass produced as McDonald’s Continue reading “Seoul Cheap Eats: 기똥찬 수제 햄버거 (Fantastic Homemade Hamburger)”

Restaurants in Seoul: Ojju Octopus and Fondue (오쭈 쭈꾸미&퐁듀

Ever since my first experience with baby octopus (쭈꾸미) at Papa’s Recipe, I’ve always been eager to go to other places serving this delectable little animal. Ojju is the 2nd restaurant that I’ve been to primarily serving baby octopus, so I was quite excited to see what differences there would be. The selling point of this restaurant is the fondue Continue reading “Restaurants in Seoul: Ojju Octopus and Fondue (오쭈 쭈꾸미&퐁듀”

Restaurants in Seoul: Todai International Cuisine and Sushi Buffet (토다이)

Went to film a friend’s cousin’s wedding recital the other day, which meant a free meal at Todai! I went to the Junggye location (중계) which is quite a ways north from Seoul, but they also have one in the popular Myeongdong (명동) area. They also happen to have Continue reading “Restaurants in Seoul: Todai International Cuisine and Sushi Buffet (토다이)”

Restaurants in Seoul: Yangjae Chicken House (양재닭집)

As mentioned in a previous post, Koreans seem to be absolute masters at making chicken into mouth-watering, obesity promoting meals. It truly is difficult to find fried chicken in Korea that isn’t amazing. However, somewhere within this holy chicken land, I managed to find a more rudimentary, homemade styled fried chicken at Yangjae Chicken House (양재닭집) that didn’t seem to evolve with the modern Korean chicken. However, instead of being empty Continue reading “Restaurants in Seoul: Yangjae Chicken House (양재닭집)”

Restaurant in Seoul: Norbu (놀부)

One type of food that you’re likely to encounter in Korea sooner or later is jjigae (찌개) which is stew. One of the most popular is budae jjigae (부대찌개), or “army stew”. This stew was created after the Korean War, when the country used army surpluses such as spam and hot dogs to put into their stew. Continue reading “Restaurant in Seoul: Norbu (놀부)”

Restaurants in Seoul: Yeti (예티) Indian Nepal Restaurant and Bar

I had massive Indian cravings so I went with my friend to Yeti (예티) to try and satisfy them. I was craving chicken tikka masala, which admittedly is one of the most typical things you can have at an Indian restaurant. Little did I know just how untypical Yeti would turn out to be! Continue reading “Restaurants in Seoul: Yeti (예티) Indian Nepal Restaurant and Bar”