Browsing the "Korean" Category

Kamamarui Ramen: Korean-Style Ramen

My sister and another friend highly recommended Kamamarui in South Burnaby for some delicious eats. They opened up near the end of last year and is know for their ramen and their “bomb”. The pictures looked great online, so I [...]

March 4, 2014 Japanese, Korean, Noodles, Ramen, South Burnaby, Two Beakers

Korean Air: Vancouver to South Korea

Up up away! Another visit to South Korea this month. This time we decided to take Korean Air because all other flights were sold out on such short notice. We booked it a day before we departed. From Vancouver to [...]

February 1, 2014 Airplane Meals, Korean, Seoul
Incheon airport

How to kill time at Incheon Airport

When M and I arrived at Incheon Airport in South Korea to head back to Vancouver, we had a lot of time on our hands after we checked in and dropped out bags off. A few hours to be exact. [...]

January 18, 2014 Cafe, Dessert, Incheon, Korean, South Korea, Specialty Shop

Pomodoro 뽀모도로: Spaghetti in Insadong

Our last night in Seoul, we headed to the Insadong area to have some pasta at Pomodoro. M’s sister recommended that we come have some delicious pasta here. She came here a few years ago and recall that it was [...]

December 10, 2013 Insadong, Italian, Korean, Noodles, Two Beakers
Dunkin Donuts Korea

Dunkin Donuts in South Korea

Dunkin’ Donuts in Korea is very different from the ones in North America. Everything is Korean-ized, so you will find things like sweet potato donuts, olive oil donuts, and other weird creations. M and I were in Coex Mall and [...]

December 5, 2013 American, Fast Food, Gangnam, Korean
Yeong Yang Center

Yeong Yang Center (영양센터): Chicken Time in Myongdong

Yeongyang Center is a restaurant in MyeongDong known for their crispy roast chicken and samgyetang (ginseng chicken soup). It opened in 1960 and it has been roasting chickens for over 50 years. It is a very popular place for local [...]

December 4, 2013 BBQ, Four Beakers, Korean, Myeong-Dong
Bread and Croquette

Bread and Croquette 오군수제고로케: Huge Croquettes in Korea

There is a little hidden gem in Hondgae. M and I wanted to go for some croquettes at Chilli cha cha but it was closed. His cousin told us there was a better and more famous place, so we headed [...]

December 3, 2013 Bakery, Cafe, Hongdae, Japanese, Korean, Three Beakers
Tom's Cat Cafe

Tom’s Cat Cafe: Purr-fect Afternoon in Hongdae

Tom’s Cat Cafe in HongDae has the most cats compared to some of the other cat cafe’s in the area. About 33 cats to be exact. The cafe was opened by the owner to share his love of cats. M [...]

December 2, 2013 Cafe, Hongdae, Korean, Specialty Shop, Two Beakers
Curry House CoCo Ichibanya

Curry House CoCo Ichibanya: Omurice in Seoul

M was on a mission for omurice, which is rice covered in an omelette. It’s very hard to find in Vancouver, so when we came to Seoul, it was on the top of our list. We didn’t know which place [...]

December 1, 2013 Four Beakers, Hongdae, Japanese, Kid Friendly, Korean, lunch
Hello Kitty Cafe Korea

Hello Kitty Cafe in Seoul, South Korea

Hongdae is filled with a variety of speciality cafes and independent shops. There was one place that sparked an interest and that place was the Hello Kitty Cafe. It’s big, pink and has a huge bow. It’s very popular among [...]

November 30, 2013 Hongdae, Japanese, Korean, Seoul, Two Beakers
Paris Baguette

Paris Baguette Cafe: Bakery in South Korea

Paris Baguette can be found all over South Korea. You are 100% guaranteed to bump into this place somewhere on the street as there are over 2,900 locations. They have sandwiches, cakes, buns, drinks, and pastries. While I was in [...]

November 24, 2013 Bakery, Cafe, Dessert, French, Korean, South Korea
Sashimi House

Big Room Sushi House 대방횟집: Sashimi Feast in Seoul

When we arrived in Seoul for the last few days of our trip in South Korea, M’s relatives took us to Big Room Sushi House (대방횟집 dae bang hwe jip). I clearly had no idea where I was going, so having [...]

November 22, 2013 Japanese, Korean, Seafood, Seoul, Three Beakers

The Onigiri: Delicious Rice Balls in Pohang

The Onigiri is a chain restaurant in South Korea that specializes in Japanese rice balls. We came here to grab a bunch of onigiri to go. My last onigiri was a few years ago from T&T  and I’ve never really had [...]

November 19, 2013 Japanese, Korean, lunch, Pohang, Three Beakers
Bossam Delivery Pohang

Flower Pig: Bossam Delivery in Pohang

While in Pohang, we decided to order in some bossam. Bossam, is steamed pork wrapped in leaves and other ingredients. Imagine it like the Korean version of peking duck. We found Flower Pig in a directory and decided to try [...]

November 18, 2013 BBQ, Delivery, Korean, One Beaker, Pohang
Sweet India

Sweet India: Korean and Indian Fusion Food in Pohang

Along Bukbu Beach  in Pohang, South Korea, there are tons of things to see and eat. On a Sunday, we wanted to go grab some Indian food, but Namaskar was closed, so we headed to Sweet India. They don’t serve authentic Indian [...]

November 15, 2013 Indian, Korean, Pohang

Gajokjung: Ramen in Pohang

Apparently, there is a ramen restaurant in Pohang, South Korea. M’s family was just craving a bowl of ramen and raved about this place. Gajokjung means Family Restaurant. There’s parking in the front, but we just took a taxi here. The [...]

November 14, 2013 Japanese, Korean, Pohang, Ramen, Two Beakers
Angel In Us Coffee

Angel In Us Coffee: South Korean Cafe

Angel In Us Coffee is a strong domestic brand in South Korea. You can basically find it in any city. It took me a long time to figure out why this coffee shop is named Angel In Us. Apparently it’s [...]

November 12, 2013 Busan, Cafe, Dessert, Korean
Seoul Kakdugi Restaurant

Seoul Kakdugi Restaurant (서울깍두기): Seolleongtang in Busan

Where in Busan can you find the best Seolleongtang aka Ox Bone Soup? Seoul Kakdugi Restaurant (서울깍두기) has been around since the 1950’s serving up the delicious dish. The locals say this place is the best for getting Seolleongtang. It can’t [...]

November 8, 2013 Busan, Korean, Three Beakers