Browsing the "Korean" Category


Dishcrawl Vancouver: Exploring the West End

Dishcrawl Vancouver invited me to their event focused on West End restaurants. We went to 4 different restaurants in one night, but the catch is that we only knew the first location but the other 3 are a mystery. They [...]

July 1, 2013 Canadian, Dessert, Farm to Table, Japanese, Korean, Noodles, Ramen, Robson Street/West End
Richmond Night Market

Richmond Night Market 2013: SaucyPops, Takoyaki, Chef James, and Mogu

The Richmond Night Market is back and is often confused with the Summer Night Market (the one by IKEA). This one is located right beside the River Rock Casino and Canada Line. There are tons of shops and food stands in the market. [...]

May 24, 2013 Canadian, Japanese, Korean, Richmond, Streetcart
Jong Ga

Jong Ga Korean Restaurant: More Restaurants in Korea Town

Jong Ga Korean Restaurant is another newer restaurant that has popped up in North Road AKA Korea Town in the past year. It’s a small restaurant, but its packed during peak hours. We went around 1pm as a group of [...]

May 8, 2013 Burnaby Cariboo-Lougheed, Korean, Three Beakers
Chui Restaurant

Chui Restaurant: Korean Fusion Restaurant

I’ve never heard of Chui Restaurant until my friend decided to have dinner here. It’s a relatively new restaurant on Robson across from Whole Foods. They serve Korean fusion food. The space is pretty cool. It’s divided up so there [...]

April 10, 2013 Korean, Robson Street/West End, Three Beakers

H-Mart Food Court: Wang Ga Ma, E-Mo Noodle, and Zac-Zac

Inside H-Mart Downtown are a bunch of smaller food vendors in their hidden food court. It’s on the second floor of H-Mart and easily spotted from the outside. Once you walk in, you can look at their menus, walk to [...]

December 10, 2012 Downtown, Japanese, Korean

Pork Belly Beer House: Korean BBQ without the Grill

The Pork Belly Beer House is a Korean restaurant just off of Robson Street close to Safeway. It looks shady on the inside and outside, but it quite popular with Koreans. It gets quite packed in the evening since you [...]

November 5, 2012 All You Can Eat, BBQ, Korean, One Beaker, Robson Street/West End

Ajuker Fried Chicken: Korean Fried Chicken in Coquitlam

Ajuker Fried Chicken (AFC) is located on North Road in Coquitlam and serves up delicious Korean fried chicken. Their name was taken from a Korean chain restaurant. BusanGirl always frequents this restaurant with a bunch of her friends, so I [...]

November 4, 2012 Coquitlam, Korean, Late Night, Three Beakers

Woo Ree Jip Korean Restaurant: New Korean Restaurant

KoreanGirl keeps telling me she frequents this place with her parents, but she never takes me here even though she likes this places. One day, a few of us decided to come here for a dinner as I’ve already been [...]

October 26, 2012 Coquitlam, Korean, Three Beakers

Potter’s Garden Korean BBQ: Bibimbap, Seolleongtang, tteok-manduguk, and Sangyetang

Potter’s Garden Korean BBQ (항아리갈비) is located on Kingsway in South Burnaby a few blocks away from Metropolis. This restaurant opened a few years ago and serves up traditional Korean cuisine. They have a happy hour special from 10am to [...]

September 17, 2012 Korean, South Burnaby, Three Beakers

Sanchon: Vegetarian Temple Food From Korea

Sanchon or “Mountain Village” is one of the most famous restaurants that specialize in traditional vegetarian food served in Buddhist temples. The food is made from organic vegetables fresh from the mountainside. If you are tired of all the fried [...]

August 31, 2012 Four Beakers, Korean, Vegetarian, Yeoksam

Kona Beans: Chilling at a Cafe in South Korea

Kona Beans was the closest coffee shop to my hotel. On my last day in Seoul, I decided to chill here before my bus arrived to take me to the airport. It has 2 level, upstairs is smoking and downstairs [...]

August 29, 2012 Cafe, Gangnam, Korean, Three Beakers

Paris Croissant Cafe: Yummy Pastries at Seoul Station

After going to Seoul Tower, we decided to relax at Seoul Station to wait for a train to arrive. M’s Mom asked me “do you like bread”? I thought this was a strange question, but I said I enjoy pastries. [...]

August 27, 2012 Bakery, Four Beakers, Korean, Yongsan-gu

Starbucks in Asia: Red Bean Green Tea Frappuccino

I was strolling through the international departures of Seoul International Airport before my flight back to Hong Kong and I stumbled upon a Starbucks! I noticed they were promoting 2 of their new drinks -Red Bean Green Tea Frappuccino and [...]

August 25, 2012 Cafe, Incheon, Korean

Kraze Burger: Korea’s Favorite Burger Restaurant

Kraze Burger is Korea’s burger restaurant. It was founded in 1998 and was the first restaurant specializing in hamburgers in Korea. They have locations all over Korea even the airport. As I was in COEX Mall, I knew I had [...]

August 23, 2012 Fast Food, Gangnam, Korean, Sandwich, Three Beakers

Piano Cafe: Patio, Coffee, and a Grand Piano

After having Samgyeopsal, Steven and I walked around several blocks to find a nice cafe with a patio. We walked through the wet monsoon weather and found ourselves here. It was a nice little cozy cafe with a grand piano in [...]

August 20, 2012 Cafe, Four Beakers, Hongdae, Korean, Mapo-gu

Bee-hive Samgyeopsal: Grilled Pork BBQ in HongDae, Korea

I met up with Steven from High School as he was in Korea in the Summer too. He took me to explore the Hongdae area where lots of University students hang out. There are tons of shops, restaurants, cafes, and [...]

August 18, 2012 BBQ, Four Beakers, Hongdae, Korean, Mapo-gu

Burger King: Patbingsu served in South Korea

Burger King in South Korea serves different desserts than in Canada. Since I heard they had patbingsu (팥빙수) – shaved ice dessert, I needed to go see how it compared to other places. Eating patbingsu is very popular during the [...]

August 17, 2012 Dessert, Fast Food, Gangnam, Korean

Well-bring Rice Cafe: Korean Porridge in Seoul, Korea

Well-being Rice Cafe in Myeong-Dong is located right below Miss Lee cafe. Kirby and I came here for an early lunch before eating Sannakji (raw octopus). I have always loved Chinese congee, so I really wanted to try Korean porridge. [...]

August 16, 2012 Four Beakers, Jung-Gu, Korean, Myeong-Dong