Category: Food

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…

A Look At Hongdae.

Hongdae, a large area near Hongik University, is in many ways the pulsing heartbeat of the young and hopeful of Seoul. For the past few decades it has been where talented students, and others, have spilled out their ideas and designs in art, fashion,…

Seoul Bamdokkaebi Night Markets.

Seoul is a city that never seems to sleep, maybe because there’s just so much to do at night including shopping. Most people have heard of the Dongdaemun Open Market which doesn’t even open until 10pm and stays open until 5am, but Seoul also…

SAUCE Tonkatsu Restaurant Gangnam: Review.

I read quite a few restaurant reviews and am always impressed and envious of how the authors manage to describe the flavors and tastes to such a degree that it makes me wonder if they all truly have that sensitive of a palate. I…

Korean Tea.

Tea is technically made from the leaves of the camellia sinensis tree, but around the world the designation ‘tea’ often encompasses so much more. In Korea the word for tea, ‘cha’ can mean an infusion of almost anything, including the leaves of the camellia…

Green Tea Waffles.

Korea could be described as the land of cafes, and the coffee culture is as intense and prolific as anywhere else in the world. I am quite sure there are more cafes per person in Seoul than anywhere else on earth. The choices of…

A few highlights from my recent Korea trip.

There’s so much to like about a visit to Korea that it is hard to choose only a few photos to give you the ‘quick look’ as it were. Needless to say I’ll be writing quite a few posts in the upcoming weeks. I…

Hotteok.

Walking the streets of Insadong last Spring we came across a grouping of street vendors selling a wide selection of different foods. The smells were intense and intriguing in the cold morning air, with the sweet smell of warm sugar and cinnamon subtly enticing…

Bibim Guksu: Korean Cold Spicy Noodle Salad.

The dog days of summer are upon us and it has become increasingly hard to get enough energy to do anything, let alone being in the kitchen cooking. Here in Texas we’ve have temperatures hovering around 100 degrees for days on end, the grass…