Snacks in Gangnam: Ring Bar Ball (링바볼)

Seoul ironically has no shortage of Auntie Anne’s, but if you’re near Gangnam and feeling for something new, I highly suggest Ring Bar Ball. Awkward names aside, I was drawn to this place by the alluring smell of fresh dough baking and couldn’t resist giving it a shot! Continue reading “Snacks in Gangnam: Ring Bar Ball (링바볼)”

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)”

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)”

Seoul Cheap Eats: Mapo Mandu (마포만두)

Whenever I come across a dumpling shop with open windows and steam blowing everywhere, i just have to check it out. Mapo Mandu fit that bill and the prices were pretty cheap as well. They have multiple locations, but the one my friend and I went to was in front of the 2nd exit of the Daeheung Station (대흥역) Line 6. You can also find other locations through Seoul by typing (마포만두). Continue reading “Seoul Cheap Eats: Mapo Mandu (마포만두)”

Seoul Cheap Eats: Onjeong Tonkatsu (온정돈까스)

Today I went to this super hyped-up Tonkatsu shop called Onjeong Tonkatsu (온정돈까스) which means “warmhearted tonkatsu”. For those who don’t know, a tonkatsu is a pork cutlet that’s lightly friend in panko. It has a nice crispy texture on the outside and is usually quite delicious. My friends really wanted to go because of the reviews and because it was quite famous apparently. Continue reading “Seoul Cheap Eats: Onjeong Tonkatsu (온정돈까스)”

Cheap Eats in Seoul: Family Mandu (패밀리 만두)

On my way to the immigration office near the Omokgyo Station (오목교역), I came across this very unassuming chain called 패미리 만두 (Family Mandu) that sold dumplings, dumpling style buns, and of course ramen. The store was very tiny, but what attracted me was the large amounts of steam coming from the pressure steamers. The store was very clean and had a homemade style atmosphere. There was a big bucket of filling and you could see the cook making the dumplings from time to time. You’ll come across the restaurant on the way to the immigration office in Omokgyo. Continue reading “Cheap Eats in Seoul: Family Mandu (패밀리 만두)”

Cheap Eats in Seoul: Jaws Tteokbokki (죠스 떡볶이)

I just came across this really awesome tteokbokki (떡볶이)chain, Jaws Tteokbokki, serving by far some of the best tteokbokki I’ve had from a chain(so far). I’ve been to a few chain restaurants including Pomato, only to be disappointed in their limp, watery tteokbokki. Luckily, I finally found this place! Continue reading “Cheap Eats in Seoul: Jaws Tteokbokki (죠스 떡볶이)”