South Korea

A Bite-Size Stop in Seoul, South Korea

Planning a stop in Seoul, South Korea? Here’s where to eat, drink, and stay, and what to see and do. Seoul truly is the city that never sleeps. It’s a city where all my senses are on high alert as there...

"Small Data, Big Implications"

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 11 months ago

" . . . On the one hand, these studies confirm how hard it is to make indoor dining safe,since masks cannot be worn while eating. Airborne transmission is not only possible while dining, it is poss...

Cabbage shortage hits South Korea's kimchi culture

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

" . . . The damage has left households struggling to find affordable cabbages to turn into the spicy pickle, which accompanies almost every meal in South Korea and has become a popular 'superfood' ...

Best Korean BBQ and SPICY in Seoul?

by UWSBB 3 years ago

Hi, heading to Seoul tomorrow. I was considering going to Saebyukjib in Gangnam for BBQ. Any opinions on this place or other suggestions? As for spicy food, looking for a good amount of heat, but ...

Baekyangsa Temple, Korea (Temple Food, Jeong Kwan)

by sobbuh 4 years ago

"A top 10 vegetarian/vegan food destination worldwide?" We were fortunate enough to be able to make a trip to the Chunjinam Hermitage and Baekyangsa Temple, where the much-touted chef/nun Jeong ...

What is this Korean cookie

by Teep 3 years ago

Got this from a Korean store but threw away the outside package that’s got English. Wanted to get more and I went back and showed them the pic but they said don’t have it anymore. Would anyone know...

Trip to Seoul

by LauraVG 3 years ago

We are going to Seoul by the end of May. We know very little about Korean food. Can anyone recommend us what to eat in markets or food stalls? Any specific place you like? We would also like to go...

What are some Korean dishes/foods that a first-time visitor to Seoul should try?

by kevinh100 5 years ago

I’ve heard of samgyetang, samgyeopsal, kimbap, ddeokbokki, and Korean-style fried chicken. Are there any others I should be aware of before I visit Seoul in a couple of months? And are there any pa...

Restaurants in Gumi, South Korea?

by swannee 5 years ago

I will be a week in Gumi, South Korea in 10 days. Any recommendations?

Best places to try samgyeopsal (삼겹살) in Seoul?

by kevinh100 5 years ago

First time visitor to Korea interested in trying samgyeopsal in Seoul. Is it a pretty common food that a lot of restaurants have, or do you have to go to specific restaurants/street carts to have i...

Most conveniently located hotels in Seoul for walking?

by kevinh100 5 years ago

First time traveler to Seoul and would like to know if there are hotels that are conveniently located for exploring the city (primarily by walking). Information on conveniently/centrally located ne...

Things to eat in Seoul that's difficult to find in NYC

Miss Needle
by Miss Needle 5 years ago

Hi. Will be going to Seoul in a few months. Haven't been there in over 30 years and looking forward to revisiting. I live in NYC and have decent access to Korean food in New Jersey, Flushing and Ma...

Traveling with Spices

by livlaugheat 5 years ago

TL;DR: Can I travel with spices? Basic American pantry dried spices? (Tarragon, thyme, paprika, ground mustard, etc.) Childhood friend is living in Japan and interested in learning to cook to ma...

Steamed Turkey

by clgrochos 6 years ago

I'm looking for tips or first hand experience when steaming a whole turkey, or other ideas on how to cook a whole bird. I am expat living in South Korea and sadly have no oven (or BBQ for that matt...

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