Restaurants

Traditional Korean Mung Bean Pancakes at House of Train

Yeolchajib is not just an ordinary pancake place, it is one of the few surviving restaurants from pimatgol, a lost alley in Seoul. Pimatgol is the name given to a narrow back alley in Jongno back in Joseon Dynasty. Back then, the nobles would ride their horses or carriages on the main Jongno
Life in Korea

Film Talk: Fun Facts about Okja the Movie

On July 11th, I went to watch Seoul Cinema’s screening of Okja. Director Bong Joon-ho’s latest film is about a little girl’s attempt to rescue her pet, Okja, the super pig bred by a mega-corporation as a source of future food product. This was a special screening because the movie was followed
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Jeju Local Food: Congee with Conch Meat

You can taste conches nearly anywhere along the coast of South Korea. Interestingly, depends on where you are the species of conches that are commonly available in the area may slightly differ. On the island of Jeju, the conches size of an egg with bumpy shells are known as 뿔소라 (bbul-sora), with
Walk The Peninsula

Winter Hiking in Jirisan and the Night at a Mountain Shelter

So far, this winter in Korea has been very generous to us. The weather was unusually warm this year with above average temperatures and only a few snowy days. Highly unlikely for this time of the year. But last weekend happened to be the days that the cold struck back and snow hit many parts of
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Chicken Soup at a North Korean Restaurant in Daegu

Being a Korean-Canadian, I was always fascinated by the topic of North Korea. Everyone has their own opinion and stereotype about the world’s most repressed county but the most interesting insights come from none other than South Koreans. Now that I live in South Korea, I am exposed to more news and stories about
Walk The Peninsula

Ganggyeong: Salted Seafood Town

I remember my first long-distance bike trip in Korea. It was the Lunar New Year holiday in 2016 when the air was still cold and snow hasn’t melted on some of the bike trails. My friend and I rode our bikes from Daejeon to coastal city of Gunsan following about 140km of
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