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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 […]

Sangsu-dong’s Fire Poker
Sangsu-dong’s Fire Poker

There are many tempting things that can grace a Korean dinner table and allow you to stay warm during the cooler months. But if you happen to be in the Hongdae area, it’s certainly worth a warm visit to Sangu-dong’s “Fire Poker“. In Korean, the restaurant is called 부지깽이 (Literally named after the red-hot poker that […]

Yeonnam-dong’s Emerging Restaurant Scene
Yeonnam-dong’s Emerging Restaurant Scene

When most people get off at Hongdae Station, they head out of the exits and head to the southerly side of the station, along with the hordes of pedestrians heading to the area’s glut of cafes, restaurants and bars. What many don’t realize is that there’s something brewing to the north. It’s a neighborhood called […]

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 […]

In Search of Deep Dish Pizza in Korea
In Search of Deep Dish Pizza in Korea

Deep dish pizza is another rarity in Korea. Just not a thing here. But we found 4 places worth salivating over. Calamari, fish & chips and proper deep dish pizza. These are just a few things that are being served up at Hongdae’s Chicago Pizzeria & Pub. Pizza Mall has been franchising throughout Korea and now […]

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 […]