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)”

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Living in Seoul: Seollal (설날) Food and Traditions

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”