Dos Mas
Apr10

Dos Mas

Location: Chain Cuisine: Mexican Price: $ Reservations: No Suggested Items: Burrito This little Mexican joint lets you build your own burrito. Choose your set, meat, level of spice, and extras. They assemble it and grill it. I ordered a mixed meat one, spicy, jumbo size with added beans. It looked great when it came out. First bite, though, and I found it was very Koreanized–not in a Kogi Taco Truck way but in a Lotte Department...

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The Rise of the Sandwich… and Ghosts?
Apr04

The Rise of the Sandwich… and Ghosts?

The cover story in the April issue of Groove is about the rise of sandwiches in Seoul (p. 36). Any expat here has experienced that odd creature that is the Korean sandwich. It’s where sandwich art goes to die. Ham, cheese, and strawberries. BLT with tartar sauce. Today, I saw at Paris Croissant a new fish sandwich that had a fried fish fillet, lettuce, tartar sauce, and… sweet bulgogi sauce. It’s like Korean sandwich...

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Wine Down Wednesday. April 23rd. Mario’s Kitchen in Garosu-gil.
Apr02

Wine Down Wednesday. April 23rd. Mario’s Kitchen in Garosu-gil.

  Toast spring with the Most Interesting Crowd in Seoul™! This month we head on over to swanky Garosu-gil in south Seoul to wine and dine at Mario’s Kitchen, an American-style barbecue grill joint. As always, there will be unlimited wines and raffle prizes. Raffle prizes include: Dress Shirt (women & men) gift certificate from Well Dressed Picnic Pack of Sausages and French Delights from France Gourmet Bottle of Premium...

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Premium Kimbap?
Mar31

Premium Kimbap?

Food trends in Seoul these days tend to center around foreign cuisine. I was happy to find that we are finding new innovations with Korean food in the humble kimbap. This one is long overdue. Kimbap is almost but not quite like a sushi maki roll but filled with meats, pickled radishes, and fresh vegetables. The choices for kimbap have been limited in most places, generally regular, cheese, canned tuna, kimchi, and beef. Sometimes you...

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Today’s Seoul Restaurant Buzz: Ramen, BBQ, and a GOOD Burger
Mar31

Today’s Seoul Restaurant Buzz: Ramen, BBQ, and a GOOD Burger

Here are some of the latest posts on our Facebook group Restaurant Buzz Seoul: GOOD Burger Pop-up @Bulldogs So, British pub Bulldogs is going to do a burger pop-up. And the word on the street is excited. Looks interesting. It’ll be Friday, April 4th starting at 6 p.m. Details here. Star Chef Returns A few years ago, the restaurant foreigners and Koreans raved about was a hard-to-find bistro in non-descript Dogok-dong. The...

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SPOILER ALERT: The Avengers at Kimbap Cheonguk
Mar20

SPOILER ALERT: The Avengers at Kimbap Cheonguk

“Good job, guys. Let’s just not come in tomorrow. Let’s just take a day. Have you ever tried kimbap? There’s a kimbap joint about two blocks from here. I don’t know what it is, but I wanna try it.” Seoul is going nuts over the Avengers 2 shooting that’s happening for the next few weeks. Kinda like a small town excited to have a Hollywood movie shooting there—SQUEEEE!!! Photoshops are...

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