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6 All-You-Can-Eat Joints in Hongdae
6 All-You-Can-Eat Joints in Hongdae

Among the hordes of college students from neighboring Yonsei, Ewha, Sogang, and Hongdae Universities, a common trait exists between them. The need for eating on the cheap. To cater to these frugal tendencies of down-and-out denizens, All-You-Can-Eat restaurants have become mainstays in this bustling area of Seoul, where you can find great deals to fill […]

Get your Freak On at Hongdae’s Love Museum
Get your Freak On at Hongdae’s Love Museum

  Trick Art has made a lasting impression on Korea and you may have already taken in a Trick Art event at a local convention center or one of the year-round museums scattered throughout the country. For the risque, you may also have heard about the sexual shenanigans going on at Jeju Loveland. But for the […]

Pizza Donkkaseu at Hongdae’s Pizza Dons
Pizza Donkkaseu at Hongdae’s Pizza Dons

Few things are more Korean than the fad tendency for food mashups. In Hongdae, you can practically throw a rock in any direction and you’ll be apt to break a window of a place that is selling fusion concoctions to appease the insatiable curiosity of Korean foodie culture. Pizza Dons in Hongdae has been doing […]

James Cheese Back Ribs of Hongdae (and now throughout Korea)
James Cheese Back Ribs of Hongdae (and now throughout Korea)

Once in a while, a Korean food variation will pop up, experience massive success and the pioneering location will have line-ups around the corner, followed by a fanatical franchising movement throughout the country. About 8 years ago, that fad was cheese buldak and Hongcho Buldak was the franchise that spread like wildfire. This time around, […]

North Shore in Hongdae
North Shore in Hongdae

Having opened up earlier this year in Hongdae, North Shore has sought to bring a hint of a Hawaiian feel to its decor and menu. In addition to funky drinks, North Shore has opted to go for the gourmet burger and brunch-seeking crowd through its range of towering burgers, heaping breakfast plates, while having Hawaiian-centric […]

Turkish Pitas in Hongdae
Turkish Pitas in Hongdae

Hongdae has gone and done it again for unearthing international cuisine and making continuously compelling cases for people to skip going to Itaewon, when hankering for world cuisine. This past summer, Pide, the turkish variant of Pita, made its presence known via the opening of Hongdae’s What’s Pide. On the menu are tantalizing selections of […]

3 French Bistros in Hongdae
3 French Bistros in Hongdae

While French cuisine in Korea usually comes with a heavy price tag, Hongdae is home to a few French-influenced upstarts that won’t make you wince when looking at the menu. Complete with a vintage atmosphere, La Lune Violette offers a great wine selection but also puts out a menu that features selections such as escargot (11,000won), […]

Taverna de Portugal of Hongdae
Taverna de Portugal of Hongdae

Having opened up in Hongdae in December 2013, Korea’s “first Portuguese Restaurant” has been quietly and steadily brewing up great food, along with Naver foodie buzz. Taverna de Portugal was started by Portuguese-native Agostinho da Silva and his Korean wife, Heerah Lee, featuring menu selections that include Portuguese-style hot dogs and piri-piri chicken. But perhaps the real highlight for sandwich-loving gourmands […]

3 Corners of Hongdae are Home to Fat Slabs of Bacon on Burgers
3 Corners of Hongdae are Home to Fat Slabs of Bacon on Burgers

  As Naver bloggers are attesting, Burger Bay doesn’t think that having one location in Hongdae is enough to properly launch their salvos of bacon burgers. So they went ahead and opened up 2 more branches in the wider Hongdae area. Burger Bay has one location tucked away towards Sinchon, another one right near Hongdae Station […]

The Ice Cream Macarons of Hongdae
The Ice Cream Macarons of Hongdae

Hongdae leaps to the front of food trends in Korea, once again. This time, the macaron trend that has spread throughout the country has a new twist. Macaron Ice Cream Sandwiches. Two known places in Hongdae are offering these sweet morsels of trend evolution. Laon D has been in the macaron mix for the past […]