Restaurants in Seoul: 궁 삼계탕 (Goong Samgyetang)

With this hot and humid weather in August, we decided to treat ourselves to some samgyetang (삼계탕), or ginseng chicken soup. I’ve never had it before and to be honest the sound of ginseng flavored soup was quite a turn off as I really hated herbs such as ginger or ginseng.

However, many Koreans swear by it and say it provides vitality during such extreme weather, so I decided to give it a try at a place called 궁 삼계탕 (Goong Samgyetang). The “goong” has a royal connotation, so it meant something to the extent of “Royal Samgyetang”. Continue reading “Restaurants in Seoul: 궁 삼계탕 (Goong Samgyetang)”

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Dessert Places in Korea: 설빙 (Sulbing)

Looking for a place to cool off? Check out the prominent dessert chain 설빙 (Sulbing)! They have all sorts of awesome looking desserts to beat the heat. They specialize in 빙수 (bingsu), which is a finely shaved ice dessert, but they have so much more to offer! Continue reading “Dessert Places in Korea: 설빙 (Sulbing)”

Seoul Cheap Eats: 타꼬방 (Takkobang)

Takoyaki is an amazing snack for those in the mood for a little pick-me-up. For those who don’t know, takoyaki (타꼬야끼/たこ焼き) is actually a Japanese snack consisting of small pancake balls stuffed with octopus pieces topped with sauce and other toppings to make for one very flavor-packed experience. You can grab them fairly quickly as long as there’s no line. One of my favorite spots for takoyaki is 타꼬방(Takkobang) Continue reading “Seoul Cheap Eats: 타꼬방 (Takkobang)”

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”

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”