Category: Food

Korean Banchan.

If you’ve been to a Korean restaurant you are no doubt familiar with all the little side dishes that come with your meal. Know as Banchan these side dishes can transform the whole eating experience. Korean meals usually have multiple components such as rice,…

Tongin Traditional Market.

If you’re like most visitors to Seoul Gwanghwamun Square and Gyeongbokgung Palace will be high on your list of places to see. Once in the general area people then seem to gravitate east towards Bukchon Hanok Village, which is indeed a place worth visiting….

Temple Food: Lunch In Gyeongju.

Quite a few visitors to Korea are interested in the Buddhist Temples that can be found all around the country. Many also want to experience eating real temple food. There are a few different ways to do this. You can go to the Temple…

Eating Bibimbap In Jeonju, The Gastronomical Capital of S.Korea.

Jeonju, the fourth most visited city in S.Korea, after Seoul, Jeju, and Busan is often overlooked by foreign visitors even though it is extremely popular with Koreans. Within striking distance of Seoul for a day trip using the high speed train, it is probably…

Eating at Gwangmyeong Traditional Market.

Gwangmyeong Traditional Market is probably the most famous of Gyeongg-do’s three major traditional markets and a great place to explore if you’re ever in the area. It is the 7th largest traditional market in Korea with over 400 shops and stalls. We had already…

Jokbal, A Korean Dish Of Pig’s Hocks.

  The journey from Texas to Seoul is long and tiring so on arriving our friend and owner of The Seoul House always takes us somewhere good for dinner. Food with friends is an important part of Korean life, and ‘have you eaten?’ is…

Foodie’s Delight: The Street Food Of Korea. Part 2.

  Korean street food is made in many different ways, including in movable stalls to small kitchens that are tucked into ground floors of old buildings, with much of the cooking spilling out into the street in front of the store. There’s no place…

Pojangmacha: Better Known To Some As A Soju Tent.

In Korea Pojangmacha means ‘tented’ or ‘covered’ wagon/cart, so it actually means all the plastic and tarpaulin covered food carts, as well as what many of us call soju tents when they show up in Kdramas. The ones serving soju appear after it gets…

Foodie’s Delight: The Street Food Of Korea.

For travelers and tourists alike food has always been a large part of the travel experience, with great food being a huge draw to many, whether they stick to restaurants or adventurously explore the local street food. While in Korea we tried food in…

Kimchi Pots: In Photos.

Kimchi, the national dish of Korea, dates back many centuries and basically is fermented vegetables seasoned with various herbs, spices, and other ingredients. This means that Kimchi comes in many more varieties than one might imagine, and that each household would need pots of…

Korea Without The Chili Pepper!

It is surprising to realize how many people believe that the chili pepper is native to lands where it was in fact unknown of until about 500 years ago. Korean, Indian, Thai, Hungarian and all other Old World cuisines which are famous nowadays for…

A Visit to SUM Market, Gangnam.

In the basement of SM’s building at 648 Samseong-ro, Gangnam-gu, you can find SUM market which is targeted at those Kpop fans who particularly love artists from SM Entertainment. It is fairly small, although densely packed, with enough items to tempt any fan. Some…