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Taco Chili Chili in Itaewon and Gangnam (Best Mexican in Korea-series)
Taco Chili Chili in Itaewon and Gangnam (Best Mexican in Korea-series)

Taco Chilii Chili has been around for a long time and seems to have found the right recipe for serving delicious Mexican food, but also remaining financially viable in a country that hasn’t had a good track record for prospering Mexican fare, at least not until recently. (From Misangu’s blog)

Dakdoritang (a part of the ‘bulgogi..meh’ series)
Dakdoritang (a part of the ‘bulgogi..meh’ series)

In the quest to uncover and promote Korean dishes that are western-friendly and that step fully away from expats' well-versed mantras of 'bulgogi juseyo', 'galbi juseyo', 'samgyupsal juseyo', and occasionally 'bibimbap juseyo', we feel that something needs to be done to break down the comfort barriers preventing the discovery of some really great gems in […]

Myeongdong’s fat list
Myeongdong’s fat list

We're a long way away of doing thorough coverage of Myeongdong's restaurants and shopping scene, but here's a nice fat list (albeit 3 years old), to whet anyone's appetite until we can get around to writing more.

New Phillies of Haebangchon
New Phillies of Haebangchon

New Phillies Bar and Grill is a famed centre of culinary activity in Haebangchon, the expat burg that lies in the shadow of Itaewon, for those who prefer to stay away from the riff-raff. The popular breakfast brings people in early, the pizza and sandwiches keep them lingering, and the draft beer and good conversation […]

Welcome to the (Beoseot) Jeongol
Welcome to the (Beoseot) Jeongol

Another vegetarian-friendly meal that is worth trying at least once is 버섯전골, which is various mushrooms and veggies boiled at your table in a soupy broth.

Bossam- warm slices of pork wrapped in lettuce. Yum!
Bossam- warm slices of pork wrapped in lettuce. Yum!

Bossam can bring to mind 'cold cuts', but its much more than that. It involves warm slices of pork, with heaping helpings of leafy greens for you to wrap the pork (with nice dollop of dwenjang), sliver of garlic and gochu), before exploding into your mouth and leaving you wondering if you've ever tried a […]

Lotus Lantern Festival- this Sunday
Lotus Lantern Festival- this Sunday

The annual Lotus Lantern Festival is tomorrow in Insadong. A great excuse to ‘get your ass to Mars’, as Arnold said in Total Recall get your bum to central Seoul to see the parade full of lanterns and maybe make one of your own. Here are some festival and parade pictures taken from past years: […]

Chamchi-jjigae
Chamchi-jjigae

Back when I was doing the 7 am commute to privates around Seoul, I' d always make time to stop at 김밥천국 in Gangnam Station. And my daily breakfast would almost always be the same. Chamchi-jjigae. Good, old, reliable kimchi stew mixed with onions and tuna. My personal Korean version of Mac and Cheese. Or […]

Kyochon Chicken
Kyochon Chicken

It might not be the cheapest fried chicken around, but in the case of Kyochon Chicken, you pay for what you get. Kyochon is the best fried chicken delivery/takeout joint in Korea, bar none. The students in your class may often go on about BBQ, but that's BS. They're not young enough to know what […]

On The Border (Best Mexican in Korea series)
On The Border (Best Mexican in Korea series)

Fabulous margaritas and fresh guacamole made from scratch at your table, is enough to make an honorable mention anywhere, let alone Korea. But On The Border in Sinchon is more along the lines of a casual dining experience along the lines of TGIF and Bennigans, rather than the quick and easy, like nearby Choi's Tacos. […]