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Tria Hotel in Gangnam, Seoul: Review and Travel Tips

My travel agent in Hong Kong did a horrible job at finding me a decent place to stay in Korea. The hotel that they wanted to book me in looked really rundown and was way overpriced for what it looked [...]

September 2, 2012 Gangnam, Hotel Review

Street Food in Seoul: Namdaemun Market and Myeong Dong

I had a day to check out Myeong-Dong and Namdaemun Market to get some shopping done and eat some yummy street food. After going to these 2 places, I just kept coming back to buy more stuff. Namdaemun is a [...]

September 1, 2012 Myeong-Dong, Namdaemun

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

Mad For Garlic: Yummy Pizza from South Korea

I asked a friend where I should eat in Korea and she suggested Mad For Garlic. They have locations all over Korea as well as Singapore. They are an Italian restaurant that specializes in wine and garlic. It’s one of [...]

August 30, 2012 Four Beakers, Italian, 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

KFC in South Korea: The Best KFC I’ve Ever Had

I’ve been told the KFC in Asia is crazy good because of the quality of chickens. I heard KFC was even better in Korea, I really couldn’t pass up the opportunity to eat something “finger lickin good”. I had a [...]

August 28, 2012 Fast Food, Incheon

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

Paris Baguette Cafe: Fetching Milk Bread

I was running around the airport at Seoul International Airport in Incheon and M kept telling me I had to try the milk bread at Paris Baguette. Paris Baguette has over 2,900 stores across Korea and with several locations around [...]

August 26, 2012 Bakery, Incheon

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

McDonalds Korea: Bulgogi Burger

I was strolling through my last day of Korea finding a McDonalds to try to find a Kimchi Burger or something really cool and different than in North America. I wandered off into the Gangnam area and I found so [...]

August 24, 2012 Fast Food, Gangnam

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

Miss Lee Cafe: Featured on ‘We Got Married’

Miss Lee Cafe has several locations around Korea. Kirby and I were in Myeong-Dong and stumbled upon this location. I was a very rainy day, so we decided to chill out here before finding more food. Miss Lee Cafe specializes [...]

August 15, 2012 Dessert, Jung-Gu, Korean, Myeong-Dong, One Beaker

Minimani: Eating Raw Octopus (Sannakji) in Seoul, Korea

Minimani is a restaurant in Myeong-Dong that specializes in grilled meats. Kirby and I met up to venture out to find some raw octopus to eat. We were passing by and saw they had a tank of live octopus, so [...]

August 14, 2012 Four Beakers, Jung-Gu, Myeong-Dong

Insadong: Finding Sikhye in Ssamziegil and the Famous Starbucks

In Vancouver, Insadong is just a Korean restaurant, but in Korea, it’s an awesome shopping/eating area. During my time in Korea, I knew I had to wander down this street. People have said it’s a good place to buy old [...]

August 13, 2012 Insadong, Korean