Overseas – Seoul


678 Chicken – Deliciously Crunchy Korean Fried Chicken In Seoul, Opened By Celebrity Kang Ho-Dong

If you are lost at where to find Korean Fried Chicken in Seoul , a street at the back of Myeongdong lined with KFC shops should be a good-enough option. You might have imagined that Seoul would be littered with “Chimaek” (fried chicken and beer) shops at every corner. However, the South Koreans actually prefer to order deliveries, and tourists may have difficulty navigating with Google maps in the city (Use Naver instead). This row at Myeongdong is lined with shops such as BHC Chicken, Chir Chir, Oppadak, while Two Two Chicken and Noo Na Hol Dak are......

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Pro Soy Crab 프로간장게장 - Famous Ganjang Gejang (Raw Crabs) Restaurant In Seoul, Opens 24/7

Pro Soy Crab 프로간장게장 – Famous Ganjang Gejang (Raw Crabs) Restaurant In Seoul, Opens 24/7

Located just a stone throw away from Garosu-gil (Ginkyo tree-lined streets) which is known for being a trendy, upmarket and fashionable district, is the Ganjang Gejang 간장게장 Alley. Ganjang Gejang would refer to “soy-marinated raw crabs”. “Gejang” is made up of 2 words: “ge” means ‘crab” while “jang”...

February 14, 2019
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Mashi China 맛이차이나 - One Of The Best JjaJangMyeon And Jjamppong, For Korean-Chinese Cuisine In Seoul

Mashi China 맛이차이나 – One Of The Best JjaJangMyeon And Jjamppong, For Korean-Chinese Cuisine In Seoul

Jjajangmyeon, Jjamppong, Tang Su Yuk, also known as Korean-styled Chinese food and commonly seen in Korean dramas may not be as common in Seoul, at least in dine-in restaurants. These dishes are commonly ordered for takeaways and through delivery services instead. After trying the various JjajangMyeon restaurants in...

February 12, 2019
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Mukshidonna Seoul 먹쉬돈나 – Popular Toppoki Restaurant Known For Its Budae (Army Stew) Base, At Samcheong-Dong

Mukshidonna Seoul 먹쉬돈나 – Popular Toppoki Restaurant Known For Its Budae (Army Stew) Base, At Samcheong-Dong

Mukshidonna 먹쉬돈나 is a well-known “Toppoki” (Korean rice cake) restaurant, though many tourists also know it as a Budae Jjigae (Army Stew) place. Their most popular outlet is at Samcheong-dong, near Gyeongbokgung Palace. Samcheong-dong is famous for its Bukchon Hanok (Korean traditional houses) Village, surrounded by both Gyeongbokgung...

December 02, 2018
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Jean Frigo 장프리고 – Hidden Café Behind Refrigerator Doors And Unassuming Fruit Stall, Near Dongdaemun Design Plaza Seoul

Jean Frigo 장프리고 – Hidden Café Behind Refrigerator Doors And Unassuming Fruit Stall, Near Dongdaemun Design Plaza Seoul

Forget about those vending machine door cafes , as they will probably go passé soon. Or, maybe not in the next 2-3 years. This is one that is different. A hidden café-pub, which lies behind a refrigerator door. Unknown to most people (tourists at least), Jean Frigo 장프리고...

November 28, 2018
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Bada Sikdang 바다식당 - Famous Army Stew Restaurant With 48 Years Of History, At Itaewon Seoul

Bada Sikdang 바다식당 – Famous Army Stew Restaurant With 48 Years Of History, At Itaewon Seoul

Located in the trendy Itaewon district, Bada Sikdang 바다식당 is a traditional-looking Korean restaurant that specialises in the popular Budae Jjigae (Army Stew). While searching for “Best Army Stews” in Seoul, I came to realise that the same dish of Budae Jjigae can take quite varied forms. And...

November 25, 2018
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Toc Toc 톡톡 - One Of Seouls' Best Restaurants. Asia's 50 Best, Set Meal Only At 45K Won (SGD55)

Toc Toc 톡톡 – One Of Seouls’ Best Restaurants. Asia’s 50 Best, Set Meal Only At 45K Won (SGD55)

Foodies are exploring more of Seoul’s fine dining scene, which is gathering more awareness and momentum during the recent years. Some of the stand-out restaurants include Jungsik, Ryunique and Mingles. Well, I won’t say that Toc Toc is exactly fine dining, as it is a contemporary casual French-Asian...

November 20, 2018
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Grandmother’s Recipe – Experience Homemade Korean Food At Seongsu-dong Seoul, Michelin-Recommended

Grandmother’s Recipe – Experience Homemade Korean Food At Seongsu-dong Seoul, Michelin-Recommended

Located in Seongsu-dong, also known as the Brooklyn of Seoul, Grandmother’s Recipe 할머니의 레시피 aims to serve food reminds diners of home-style cooking. Koreans have this saying known as ‘손맛’ (son-mat) where it is used to express something that tastes homemade. I could definitely taste the element손맛in the...

November 14, 2018
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