Monthly Archives: August 2013

An Unexpected Dessert – Mobssie – Hongdae

One of the greatest feelings when traveling is finding something new. Whether it is an attraction, a restaurant, a new bar or simply something that is unlike the culture from which you came. Although this blog is mainly about places in the Lonely Planet guidebook, hidden gems we find on the way are also part […]

Serious Deli is Seriously Filling – Hansung University

Most travelers and expats alike think that one of the only good places to get a true American-style hamburger is in one of the more popular neighborhoods, such as Itaewon, Gangnam, Apujeong or Hongdae, but more and more independently owned Western restaurants are popping up all around the city. Serious Deli is located in Northern […]

Baby Guinness – My Sweet Irish Lass in Itaewon

Baby Guinness and I go way back. My wife and I stumbled across it a couple of years ago when we got sick of the restaurants on the main strip of Itaewon and decided to hit the string of dining establishments behind the Hamilton Hotel. Once we found Baby Guinness, it was like falling in […]

A Weekend in Mokpo – Day 2 – Namupo 나무보 (Wooden Bowl)

Never underestimate the importance of naps while you travel. In the final hours of the weekend, we decided to head back to the F1 Hotel for a little nap before heading out to eat. Since the weather was still sputtering, it was nice to get into the air conditioned room for a little dream making. […]

Korean Baseball – A Different Type of Game (Cheerleaders!)

One of my oldest and dearest friends came to visit me from Canada this week. The one thing he wanted to do, as an avid sports fan, was take in a Korean baseball game. Normally, during the summer months, it’s too hot to sit in the bleachers and watch Korean baseball, but the day seemed […]

Tartine versus Ben’s Cookies – The Battle for Itaewon Dessert Supremacy

Seoul’s sweet tooth has evolved over the years. In the past, dessert was not considered a quintessential part of the Korean culinary scene, but as the time marches on, and the Western cultures continues to pick away at the iceberg of xenophobia, so that the “hermit kingdom” is slowly coming out of its shell. Talking […]

Shim’s Tapas – A Taste of Spain in Hongdae

When my wife tells me about her summer days in Spain, she never talks her guapo boyfriends, neh, the conversations always come back to the food. I have never experienced tapas before, but since I’ve heard about tapas consistently when discussing European cuisine with my love, it feels as though I know tapas, like an old […]

Yeouido Marriott’s Beans To Go cafe – An alternative to Paul bakery

So I was starving, disappointed and ready to cry when I saw the Paul sign torn down from the Marriott. Well, now it’s time for alternatives. We noticed a couple of advertisements on the wall of the Marriott and decided to go back in and check out the restaurants in the basement (B1) of the […]

Paul Bakery in the Yeouido Marriott is closed…. *tear*

Bonjour, I would totally like some everything French please.. Unfortunately, I won’t be getting it from Paul in the Yeouido Marriott, one of my favorite cafes and bakeries in Seoul. Although it was not a cheap option, it was the best French cafe that I have come across here in Seoul. Alas, it is now […]

A Weekend in Mokpo – Day 2 – Mokpo Natural History Museum

And the rain continued to pour. After touring the National Maritime Museum for a bit, we decided to head over to the Mokpo Natural History Museum, which was thankfully right across the street. The museum is welcoming, and is clearly marked because of the random statues of animals on the premises. Also, their sign is […]