Have you tried this popular dish in Korea? Dakgalbi or Ddakgalbi (닭갈비) is a chicken dish, usually stir-fried and served directly in a huge pan. It comes with a variety of vegetables, rice cake, rice, and most importantly, plenty of gochujang sauce. Brings a nice sweet and fiery kick to it! Imagine a really meaty…

Hidden behind the busy “central business district” or CBD of Seoul, you will find the charming Ikseon-Dong area, where this hole in the wall cafe, Sigmul is located. The nearest subway station is Jongno-3-ga, it might take you around 10mins walking from Exit 1 of the station. Personally, I’d come again anytime for the Girl…

If you ever go to Korea, you may see many establishments with the sign saying “포차” or Pocha. These are actually Korean bars that specialize in – you guessed it, Korean alcohol and Anju! Some places look a bit more fancy and modern, with a wide selection on the dinner menu, but some are laidback…

KFC or Korean Fried Chicken remains one of the most popular options for a beer night out with your buddies or for food delivery. One of my favourites is NorangTongDak – or 노랑통닭 in Korean. It literally translates to – yellow plate chicken. Personally, I like eating in at the restaurant itself, the taste when…

For (beautiful) people watching – CoffeeSmith (multiple outlets) You can never go wrong with CoffeeSmith. There are multiple outlets in Korea, but the one I like the most is the huge one at Garosugil. The space is huge, plenty of seats and the view overlooks the main street – good for people watching on a……...

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My first ever meal in MyeongDong was at MyeongDong Gyoza, or MyeongDong Kyoja (명동교자). It turned out to be one of the most satisfying meals in Korea. The menu is straightforward, no nonsense. There are only 4 main dishes. This place is good at dumplings and they pride themselves upon it. WHAT TO ORDER: The…

Black pork is a delicacy that many people enjoy in South Korea. It literally originates from a breed of black pigs that are found on the Korean island of Jeju-do. Why do people like it? Honestly, it’s in a league of its own. A slightly more premium grade of the well-loved BBQ pork in Korea.…

COEX mall is one of the biggest malls in Seoul and one can feel a bit intimidated by the size of this place! Not to mention, the overwhelming amount of food options. There are too many to choose from. When I visited in July, this place attracted us by its cozy interior and one word…

I was introduced to this place by a Korean friend during my summer exchange programme. One of my biggest regrets was getting to know this place on my last day in Seoul. Fast forward almost 5 years to the present (and after 4 more trips later), I have never a missed a chance to return…