Another Hilarious Bibimbap Ad
Jun27

Another Hilarious Bibimbap Ad

CORRECTIONS AND UPDATES: The Bibimbap Backpackers contacted us and informed us that they have been working separately from Seo Kyung Duk since 2012. Even though it wasn’t mentioned in the post, they also want to verify that they get no government support. They regret the ad they posted and will try harder to contemplate their promotions before posting. From the Bibimbap Backpackers, who are a subsidiary of Seo Kyung Duk’s...

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WTF: Domino’s Korea’s New World Cup Monstrosity
Jun13

WTF: Domino’s Korea’s New World Cup Monstrosity

I ain’t gonna be gentle about it. Korea has some fucked up pizzas. The American-based chains are the worst offenders, trying to outdo each other in how outrageously disgusting their next pizza will be. I think they’re doing some high stakes trolling competition with each other. “What can we trick Koreans into eating before even they will say, ‘That’s gross, man’?” Thanks to Max on the Pizza...

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Critic Burns Trendy Itaewon Restaurant via Epic Email
Mar06

Critic Burns Trendy Itaewon Restaurant via Epic Email

Background on this. An Itaewon restaurant wanted a local magazine to review it. After eating there, the reviewer sent this email in reply. I was given permission to re-post this. Names have been redacted.  Hi XXXX, how are you?I’m writing concerning the status of the article about your restaurant. Let me preface it by saying thank you for the samples you provided and for your time. Essentially, I’ve come to the conclusion...

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Review: Schneeballen Korea's Schneeball Cookies
Oct13

Review: Schneeballen Korea's Schneeball Cookies

Like any city, Seoul goes through seemingly random food trends and fads. Once such a trend hits, you’re bound to see the same food or dish almost everywhere from street food carts to even high end restaurants sometimes.   One such trend that has arrived in Seoul recently is a type of German cookie/pastry called schneeball. From what I’ve read online, this cookie is traditionally made by taking rolled out shortcrust...

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Gary Glen may know BBQ but…

He don’t know Korean BBQ. I don’t mean he was inaccurate. He wrote a piece that was culinarily and culturally ignorant from the history to the recipe. Gary (@GaryGlen) starts by explaining that Korean cuisine is highly influenced by China and Japan. There are some elements that are shared, including parts where Korea influenced its neighbors. But this again shows the tendency of clueless westerners (and even some...

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Leek Doughnuts from the W Seoul Walkerhill

I know over in America people are going nuts over Cronuts these days. I tell you, the oddball item that Chef Ciaran Hickey says is popular at the W Seoul Walkerhill is the Leek Doughnut. He sent me a box of them. Lovely packaging. These aren’t the doughnuts with the holes in them. Now, I was expecting them to be something that wasn’t obvious. Maybe they were savory doughnuts. Maybe the leeks weren’t that prominent....

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