[Bite-sized News] The Korean Art of Chicken-Frying

Apologies for the radio silence! Just got back from Hong Kong (with a TON of blogworthy material. And excess weight) and work’s been keeping my nose to the grindstone. I promise to have something on this space by the weekend. In the meantime, click here for a great article by Julia Moskin of The New York … Continue reading

[Seoul] Craftworks Taphouse & Bistro (Namsan)

Subsequent to my visit here in July 2012, Craftworks has since expanded its operations to 3 outlets across Seoul, and 1 sliiiightly outside Seoul in the idyllic Baekhyun-dong area in Bundang, Gyunggi-do. The neighborhood of Baekhyun-dong also happens to house my favourite cafe in all of Korea, but that’s material for another entry. The Craftworks … Continue reading

[Busan] 맛나 감자탕 (Matna Gamjatang)

Writing about gamjatang (lit. pork bone stew) makes me upset. I found out on my last trip to Korea that my favorite gamjatang place in Seoul had taken the dish off their menu and reinvented themselves as a guksu & gogijib (a place specializing in noodles and BBQ meats) instead. “But I dragged my friends … Continue reading

[Seoul] Mapo Jeongdaepo (마포 정대포)

This restaurant in Mapo-gu is my eatery of choice whenever I’m craving some grilled pork in Korea. I’ve lost count of the number of people I’ve brought here, but that number’s probably somewhere in the twenties. Nope, not even kidding. I used to think running a DIY barbeque joint was one of the smartest ways … Continue reading

[Busan] Cafe de Verre (카페 드 베르)

Sought refuge from the sweltering summer heat in this cafe one afternoon. Our legs were aching after having walked nearly the entire length of Daehyun Primall (the massive underground shopping area connected to Seomyeon station), and we were desperate to find someplace where we could sit down to have a drink. Located on the second … Continue reading