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Feel the craze of Pimaek
Feel the craze of Pimaek

People in Korea always tend to suffer from chronic indecision over side dishes served with alcoholic beverages. “Pimaek” craze is in full swing and has sought to address that issue. Pimaek is a hybrid word combining Pizza and Maekju (‘Beer’ in Korean). Pizza is nothing particularly new but this movement of Chicago Deep Dish-style Pizza […]

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 […]

Savor within the Gam Wine Tunnel of Cheongdo
Savor within the Gam Wine Tunnel of Cheongdo

The Gam Wine Tunnel opened its doors in 2006 in Cheongdo-gun, becoming the world’s first persimmon wine cellar. The wine tunnel of Cheongdo-gun is the perfect place for aging persimmon wine, which is made by the process of fermenting seedless persimmons, a local specialty of Cheongdo. Due to its scenic location, the tunnel has become […]

Les Deux Plats in Itaewon
Les Deux Plats in Itaewon

Les Deux Plats is a European restaurant in Itaewon. Despite the French-themed name, much of the menu tends to focus on Italian cuisine. Some decent pics of menu, food, and atmosphere can be found on Lirieun’s blog.

Venezia Wine and Steak in Incheon
Venezia Wine and Steak in Incheon

Venezia Wine & Steak is an upscale Italian restaurant that can be found in the Bupyeong District of Incheon. The real seller is the interior and exterior, which reveals the lengths that the owner has gone to give off a strong Italian feel. More pics can be found at PanBoy’s blog.

Papa John’s finally opens in Daegu
Papa John’s finally opens in Daegu

I’ve long considered Papa John’s to be the best non-Costco pizza in Korea (I’m not including the odd Italian place that puts out good pizza, like Wood and Brick or Sortino’s, but moreso referring to franchise pizza with multiple locations.). I just noticed that they opened recently (March 27, to be exact), across from the […]